Using Your Phone Could Cost You Eight Demerit Points This Christmas

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Using Your Phone Could Cost You Eight Demerit Points This Christmas

NSW Police are warning drivers that they could cop up to eight demerit points in one go this Christmas, with heavier penalties for phone use coupled with double demerits over the holiday period.

This year the penalty for using a mobile phone in NSW went up to four points from three, while double demerit points are in effect from December 23 to January 2.

This means that being caught having a sneaky glance to Google Maps could cost you eight points in one crack.

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Fully licensed drivers can avoid fines by fixing the phone in a cradle, but P-Platers are subject to a complete ban on phone usage.

That means that being caught on a phone could cost an inexperienced driver their licence.

If any of the laws surrounding phones are unclear, check this video here to help clear them up:

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