Australia Post worker slammed for behaviour on motorbike

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

An Australia Post employee has been blasted for riding a motorbike while allegedly playing a game on his phone. 

The man was photographed by a concerned passenger in a vehicle stopped at a busy intersection in Aspley, a suburb of Brisbane, on Friday about 4.20pm (local time). 

Dressed in a uniform that displayed an Australia Post logo on the pocket of the pants, the motorbike rider had his phone fixed to the handlebars of his Harley Davidson, in clear view of other motorists.

The Australia Post worker was accused of playing games on his phone while riding his motorbike.  Source: Supplied
The Australia Post worker was accused of playing games on his phone while riding his motorbike. Source: Supplied

"Do you make it a habit for your employees to be watching videos and playing online poker games on their phone, as they ride their motorcycle, your uniform on display?" the witness wrote to Facebook. 

"Shocking display of behaviour. And he knew it too - when I asked if he was playing games or riding a motorcycle, he quickly stopped and pretended it wasn't happening."

The witness told Yahoo News Australia he saw a video playing on the rider's phone which he believed to be an advertisement for a card game. 

He said after yelling out to him, the Australia Post employee "stopped touching his phone and put his hands on his handlebars".

"He knew exactly what he was doing."

Australia Post said there were strict rules its employees were required to follow. Source: AAP
Australia Post said there were strict rules its employees were required to follow. Source: AAP

The witness took two photos of the rider before driving past him. 

While the employee was riding a motorbike, he is not believed to be a postman and was not driving a company vehicle.

Australia Post told Yahoo News Australia it had strict rules that its employees were required to follow. 

"The safety of our people is our first priority and we have firm procedures around the use of devices while operating a vehicle," a spokesperson said in a statement. 

"Australia Post supplies all our motorcycle posties with a company issued and branded motorcycle, helmet, high-vis clothing and personal protective equipment." 

The penalties for illegally using a mobile phone in Queensland while driving is a $1000 fine and four demerit points.

"Using a mobile phone while driving multiplies your risk of a serious crash by four," the Queensland Government website states.

"Research shows using a mobile phone while driving can be as risky as drink driving."

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