Don't block view with face mask: RACQ

RACQ has warned unsuspecting motorists could face hefty fines if they hung their face masks on their vehicle’s rear view mirror while driving.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said Queensland drivers could be hit with a $311 fine if police determined their face mask blocked their view of the road.

“Greater Brisbane drivers are naturally in the habit of having their mask handy at all times, but having a mask dangling from the rear view mirror isn’t safe,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Drivers need to have a clear view of the road from all angles so they can easily spot other cars, pedestrians and cyclists.

“Masks can create a blind spot, increasing the risk of a crash, especially if you’re travelling on highways or busy roads.

“You shouldn’t have anything hanging on their mirror which could block your view – that includes your mask. So pack it away where it won’t be a distraction – no matter how long your drive is.”