It’s well-known (although probably not to some people!) that it’s illegal to use mobile phones while driving – with a few caveats.

You are allowed to use your mobile if it is activated via Bluetooth or sits in a commercially designed cradle in the car so you can use it as a GPS.

However, what you might not know is that even having a mobile phone on your lap and not using it counts as an offence.

That offence incurs a $325 fine and three demerit points.

And this rule extends to drive-throughs, which is considered to be a road so the same rules apply. 

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