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The little-known face mask road rule that could cost you a $350 fine




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.

The move could cost drivers a penalty.
The move could cost drivers a…

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