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'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.

Source: NSW Police Facebook.

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."

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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.