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$600 fine for school-zone speeder also caught on phone

The excuse for what police described as the car “weaving everywhere” was: “I was just changing the music”.
The excuse for what police described as the car “weaving everywhere” was: “I was just changing the music”.Picture: WA Police

Not content with just speeding through a Perth school zone at 15km/h over the limit, one unlucky driver was also caught using their mobile phone.

According to a Twitter post from WA Police, the double whammy has cost that driver $600 and five demerit points — $400 for using their phone and three demerit points, and $200 for the speeding offence, plus two demerits.

The officer’s post about the driver, who was caught in Mandurah, said: “A quick phone call, should not be using mobile phone and speeding in a school zone. Worth it?”.

It ended with the hashtag #riskybusiness.

Police had earlier nabbed a driver of a Holden for using their phone while travelling along Wellard Road in Kwinana.

The excuse for what police described as the car “weaving everywhere” was: “I was just changing the music”.

The driver copped three demerit points and a $400 fine.

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