A die-hard cricket fan lost 24 demerit points for keeping eye on World Cup Cricket live score. Sunday 9th June 2019 the cricket fan was found eyeing on mobile phone display to get updated about AUS Vs IND match behind the wheel. While knowing the match updates ball-by-ball score the fan increased car speed in excitement and drove 96 kilometers per hour on 70 km zone on the Cumberland Highway, Smithfield. Very soon Traffic and Highway Patrol Command NSW Police Force detected and stopped the car.
Police found the driver has attached a mobile phone with steering wheel and displaying World Cup cricket AUS Vs IND match live score. The die-hard cricket fan also found not properly restraining own child aged more than two but less than 4 years while driving and getting cricket match update on the road. Police issued three infringement notices that cost the driver 24 demerits points in total. 8 points for over speeding, driver exceeded speed limit over 20 km/h, 10 points for use of the mobile phone when not permitted and another 6 points for not restrained a child aged more than two but less than 4 years as prescribed. The fan was caught during the double demerits point time.
About 10.10pm on Sunday 9th June 2019, Fairfield Highway Patrol detected a vehicle at 96 km/h in a signposted 70 km/…
The double demerits point came into effect from 12.01am on Friday, June 7 for Queen’s Birthday long weekend to keep motorists slow on the roads to minimize road tolls. More than 160 people already lost their lives on NSW roads this year. In NSW the double demerit points apply for speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet, and mobile phone offenses during most of the holiday periods. Anyone caught using their phones behind the wheel during a double demerit period can expect a hefty fine and up to 10 demerit points.