Double demerits for using your mobile phone repeatedly

Police will be cracking down on drivers who repeatedly look at their phone.
Police will be cracking down on drivers who repeatedly look at their phone. Tom Huntley

QUEENSLAND drivers caught using their mobile phones repeatedly while behind the wheel will face double demerit points.

The State Government has introduced the tough new measures following the Easter road toll.

Following the Easter weekend, when eight people were killed on Queensland roads, the State Government called an immediate road safety forum.

Road safety minister Mark Bailey said drivers caught using mobile phones at least twice within a year would face double demerit points.

Do you support double demerit points for repeat mobile phone while driving use?

This poll ended on 24 July 2015.

Current Results

Yes, should be double points the first time, terrible habit


No, everyone does it, it's one small mistake


Ban phones from the front seat of cars all together!


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

He said this was similar to the arrangement with repeat seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and high-range speeding offences.

Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller also said the police service would look at expanding its automatic number plate recognition technology.

"For too long, dangerous unregistered and unlicensed drivers  have been over-represented in crash statistics," she said.

"Greater use of this technology will give police the resources they need to target reckless and irresponsible drivers."

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