Drivers in some Australian states are risking being fined hundreds of dollars over a road rule that can apply to face masks.
Masks are currently mandatory in some settings in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
Anyone caught not wearing a face mask where it is required faces a fine.
But a seemingly harmless move – hanging face masks from a car’s rearview mirror as a reminder – can land motorists with a fine and the potential loss of demerit points.
In NSW, drivers can face a fine of up to $349 and three demerit points for driving with an obstructed view.
No demerit points apply to motorists caught breaking the rule in Queensland and Victoria, however fines of $311 or $248, respectively, can apply.