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How You Can Be Fined $325 When Using The Drive-Through

You could be facing a far bigger problem than not having enough dipping sauce for your nuggets next time you take a spin through the drive-through thanks to a hidden road rule.

Because while it's well-known - or it should be - that it is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, there are a couple of caveats that could catch motorists out.

New laws brought in late last year mean that P-platers are totally forbidden from using their phone in any capacity while in the car - including as a sat nav.

But fully qualified drivers are allowed to use a mobile IF it is activated via Bluetooth or sits in a specially designed cradle.

If you're caught with your phone in your lap, though, you're looking at a $325 fine and three demerit points, even if you're not actually using it.

And believe it or not, that rule extends to the drive-through; that little path to heaven is considered road, which means all of those rules apply there, too.

So do yourself a favour and wait until you're home before you Instagram that cheeseburger meal.

Better to be safe than sorry, right?

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