Five random road rules that catch QLD drivers out
DRIVERS are being warned not to get complacent about the road rules after RACQ released five of the more obscure laws Queenslanders have been fined for breaking.
RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said it was a timely reminder to motorists who mistakenly believed police didn't monitor minor breaches of the law.
"It's of huge concern to see more than 130 people have been fined for using a mobile phone while riding a bicycle - this is unsafe and goes against all common sense," Ms Ritchie said.
"Another shocking find is motorists preventing emergency services from getting to their destination.
"It's a credit to police that they're actively monitoring and enforcing these breaches."
Ms Ritchie said ignorance of the road rules was not a valid excuse.
"The road rules are designed to keep all road users safe and if people begin to pick and choose the laws they follow, we'll have chaos on the roads," she said.
"The legislation has likely changed slightly since most people sat their driving exam, so staying across new laws is vital."
The five random road rules motorists were fined for breaking January-October 2015
1. Using front or rear fog lights during clear weather - 344 fines
2. Cyclist using a mobile phone while riding - 136 fines
3. Learner under the direction of a person not seated beside the driver - 97 fines
4. Failing to give way/moving into the path of emergency vehicles - 45 fines
5. Driving with tv/display screen in view of the driver or likely to distract other drivers - 24 fines.