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5 November, 2021

Major fines for distracted drivers in Queensland

The warning amnesty period for drivers failing to wear their seatbelt or motorists who use their mobile phones behind the wheel is over.

Since the introduction of the new legislation in July this year, more than 20,000 motorists have received a warning notice for their breach. 

Motorists now face penalties of $1033 and receive 4 demerit points for using these mobile phones whilst driving and $413 plus 3 demerit points for failing to wear their seatbelt. 

Enforcement of the new penalties applies from November 1, 2021.

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