It is an offence not to wear your seatbelt properly in a vehicle. The seatbelt must be fastened correctly (ie/ it must be over your shoulder and not worn under your arm). The driver of a car can also be fined for allowing passengers in their car to be not correctly restrained. It is also an offence for a driver to use a mobile phone whilst driving. This can include having the phone in your hand or sitting on your lap. Cameras (both fixed and mobile) are set up across the state. The mobile cameras look like the one in the picture, fixed cameras are usually attached to overhead bridges or structures (like the one on the Northbound lanes of the M1 Motorway at Coomera on the Gold Coast).
If you receive an infringement notice you have some options available; Do nothing (in that event the fine will be referred to SPER), pay the infringement, or you can elect to have the matter heard in court.
The penalty for these offences in Queensland is $1,078.00 and 4 demerit points.
Our team at Brooke Winter Solicitors are traffic law specialists. If you have been issued with an infringement notice or if you have any traffic or criminal related matter that you need legal advice and guidance, or representation in court then call our expert team on 1300 066 669.