If you're looking to text, Snapchat or Instagram while driving, the New South Wales (NSW) Police will have some hefty penalties lined up for you soon.
As part of a crack down on mobile use while driving, the NSW Police Force may be laying severe demerit point penalties on drivers breaking the law, handing fully-licensed drivers a penalty of almost half their points in one single hit. As a fully licensed driver in Australia you are provided with 13 points, with 'minor' speeding offences and the like often removing 2-3 points each, whereas these new anti-mobile rules could see drivers losing 6 points for a single offence.
Duncan Gay, NSW State Roads Minister, is headlining this anti-mobile pledge. He explained that the six point loss would be reserved for public holidays only, with drivers set to lose four points instantly on normal weekdays.