Western Australian drivers, heed this warning: you will now get hit with double demerits for using your mobile phone during long weekends.
Currently, across Australia, being caught using your phone while driving will leave you with 3 demerit points less, coupled with a fine - long weekend or not.
According to the ABC, the classification of mobile use as a double demerit offence in the WA occurred after the state government consulted with the Road Safety Council.
WA residents will now lose 6 demerit points along with a fine during long weekends, so before the Easter break rolls around, we suggest you pick up a car mount for your smartphone.
Actually, we suggest all Aussie drivers pick up a car mount if you haven't already.
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