How NSW woman lost 28 demerits in one go
A driver on the NSW Central Coast has been pulled over and fined $1348 and lost 28 demerit points yesterday.
The 24-year-old woman was pulled over in a Holden Captiva just after 5pm on the Pacific Highway for using her phone while driving.
The mother of three had her children - aged five, three and one - all in the car's back seat.
Police noticed the children were in their seats however two of the children's seat straps were not tightened correctly and none of the seats were anchored appropriately.
In a statement NSW Police said: "The driver was issued four infringements - three notices for the children not being restrained as prescribed and the fourth for use of the mobile phone when not permitted."
"These carried a combined penalty of $1348 and due to double demerit points the driver accrued 28 demerit points. Children at risk notifications have been made to Family and Community Services."
This comes during the State's Easter long weekend road safety operation.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said: "Even though there have been declines in the number of people detected drink driving and travelling above the speed limit, we are still hearing of examples such as the one from Ourimbah." "Three people lost their lives on NSW roads across the Easter break. This is the same as last year."
"When you combine that with the fact 6000 people were detected travelling above the speed limit - those thoughts should be incentive enough to turn anyone off acting like an idiot on our roads."