Set your phone, then leave it alone
Queensland drivers now face Australia’s toughest mobile phone penalties.
Learners will lose their licence after just one mobile phone offence while P-platers will lose their licence or face a one-year good driving behaviour period.
Passengers in the vehicle cannot use phones on loudspeaker.
P2 licence holders can use Bluetooth and functions like maps if the phone is handsfree.
“Phones have become a boredom killer but, unfortunately, they have also become a people killer,” Mr Tucker said.
“Alarmingly, many motorists’ priorities have shifted from getting to their destination safely to keeping up-to-date socially.”
How the fines will affect you:
Learner and provisional licence holders
- Learners caught using their phones while driving will lose their licence after one offence.
- P-platers caught using their phones will lose their licence or face a one-year good driving behaviour period.