Can you spot the four road rules being broken in this photo?

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

There are four road rules broken in this photograph but can you spot all of them?

RACQ posted a photo on Facebook last week asking viewers if they could point out the four laws being broken by the driver pictured.

She has a dog in the backseat and a man seated next to her.

Some viewers suggested the positioning of the woman’s seat and rear-view mirrors were two of the mistakes she was making.

Others commented that there were more than four mistakes. Some less.

Two people are pictured in a car with a dog in the backseat.
Can you spot the four mistakes the driver has made here? Source: RACQ

However, this isn’t the case as the RACQ then explained.

The four mistakes the woman has made are: her passenger is not wearing a seatbelt, she has a mobile phone on her lap, the dog in the backseat is not properly restrained and the luggage in the boot is blocking her vision.

In Queensland, the woman could face four demerit points and a $1000 fine for the mobile phone on her lap. She could cop a further three demerit points and a $400 fine for her passenger not wearing a seatbelt.

The blocked rear window could attract a $311 fine.

The photo was shared ahead of the Easter long weekend to warn drivers about dangers on the road.

While some states, including NSW, have double demerit penalties over the public holiday period Queensland does not.

Queensland's tragic Easter weekend road toll

Four people were killed on Queensland roads over Easter.

A woman in her 70s was killed in a two-vehicle crash at Cedarton north of Brisbane on Monday morning.

Two more people died after their car crashed into a tree on the Sunshine Coast on Easter Sunday.

A crash in Merrimac on the Gold Coast on Easter Sunday at 9.20pm also claimed the life of a 55-year-old man.

Road Policing acting superintendent Stephen Donnolly told The Courier-Mail the number of people dying on the state’s roads is “is tragically much higher than previous years”.

“Everyone needs to do their part to reduce serious and fatal crashes,” he said.

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