Qld government plans to introduce new laws charging drivers $1000 for being on their phone
The Queensland government plans to introduce a fine of up to $1000 for drivers who are caught using their mobile phones while driving.
Currently, the penalty for being on your phone while driving in Queenslandd is $400 and 3 demerit points. The government’s intended increase is in response to the shockingly high number of road deaths in recent months.
Whilst there has long been a government crackdown on drink driving, officials believe that distracted drivers are also a major danger on our roads and that “simply not enough is being done.”
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About the Author: Blair Carey
Blair Carey is a Criminal Law Clerk at Gatenby Criminal Lawyers. He regularly researches new laws and their potential impact for our clients. Blair assists Michael Gatenby and our expert solicitors with providing the best advice on all related matters.
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