Hands off that mobile phone while driving! New penalties for learners and P1 drivers from 22 January 2016

Hello all!

Did you know that from 22 January 2016, learners and provisional P1 (red Ps) licence holders are not permitted to use a mobile phone AT ALL (regardless of bluetooth or hands free options) while driving or riding. They must be parked away from the traffic to use the phone at all.

Learner and P1 drivers and riders illegally using a mobile phone will face four demerit points which will exceed their demerit point threshold and face a three-month licence suspension.

Fully licensed, provisional P2 (green Ps) drivers and motorcyclists, who illegally use mobile phones will face an increase in demerit points from three to four points from today also!

For further information see NSW Transport’s website on the matter. 

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Adams & Partners Lawyers is a full-service legal firm founded in 2000, providing a range of legal services including criminal law, finance, property, family law, injury and compensation and business law. Whether you are a business client, or an individual looking for assistance with a personal legal matter, we can help. We work hard for our clients and we are committed to ensuring we obtain the best results for you.