$1,078 fine for drivers who rest their phone here
A Gold Coast woman has copped a huge fine after cameras caught her driving with her phone in her bra.
Jenni Pilz was slapped with a $1,078 fine and four demerit points for “resting her phone on her body”.
She was spotted by a seatbelt and phone-detection camera, but said she was doing something many women do and had both hands on the steering wheel.
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“I've been fined for 'resting my phone on my body',” Pilz wrote on the Phone & Seatbelt Detection Camera Locations Queensland’s Facebook group.
“Unfortunately, I did what many females do, and carried my phone in my bra lol.
“Parts of it have been visible and the camera caught it.”
In Queensland, it is illegal to have a mobile phone in your hand or “have it resting on any part of your body, such as your lap, when driving”.
“The phone does not need to be turned on or in use for it to be an offence,” according to the Queensland government.
“If your phone is in a pocket of your clothing or a pouch you're wearing, you must not use it in any way,” the government continued.
Pilz asked the group whether there was any point fighting the fine, and motorists were divided.
“Fight it, you’ll win hands down,” one person commented.
“I’m struggling to work out how a phone down a woman’s bra is any different than a phone in a jeans pocket (which is perfectly legal),” another person said.
Other people were less sympathetic.
“When are the rules going to sink in, NO part of the body can be touching the phone at any time, you just got 1,078 reasons to put it in the glovebox,” one person said.
“Simple buy yourself a cradle, then you no need to worry about touching your phone and a fine,” another commented.
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