'So Dangerous': Driver Nabbed Watching Cricket On Phone, Fined $1100
A driver was penalised 24 demerit points after allegedly being nabbed watching cricket World Cup updates on his phone while behind the wheel.
NSW Police pulled the 33-year-old man over around 10pm on Sunday evening on the Cumberland Highway, for driving 96 km/h in a 70km/h zone.
After stopping the vehicle, the police officers said they noticed the driver had a mobile phone strapped to his steering wheel.
The phone was said to be displaying live score updates of the cricket World Cup, as well as a maps navigation screen.
In footage posted on a NSW Police Facebook page, one officer can be heard remarking, "you can't have that, that is so dangerous."
"I have never seen that before in my life."
Police said the driver also had a two-year-old child in the child seat, who was not properly restrained.
NSW Traffic and Highway Command said the driver was penalised a total of 24 demerit points in one go -- for offences including speeding, failing to restrain a child properly and using a mobile phone while driving.
The mobile phone violation alone lost him 10 points.
Police said the violations racked up to around $1100 in fines altogether.