Sydney driver caught watching Married At First Sight on motorway

It appears the motorist left the episode playing once pulled over.
It appears the motorist left the episode playing once pulled over. Photo credit: NSW Police.

A driver in Sydney has been pulled over and fined by police after being caught watching Married At First Sight on their phone from behind the wheel.

NSW Police uploaded a photo of the phone screen playing the show to its Facebook page on Friday, expressing their disappointment with the distracted motorist.

It appeared the driver let the episode continue playing on their phone even once pulled over on the M1 motorway.

"Highway Patrol officers were left shaking their heads," the post stated.

The driver was issued a fine of NZ$351 and handed three demerit points.

Last year, a survey caught 3.5 percent of Auckland drivers using their mobile phones while driving - far more than police catch in the entire country.

The data, collected by Australian company One Task, found a huge number of drivers breaking the law.

One Task filmed in the Southern Motorway underneath the East Tamaki Road crossing for seven and a quarter hours.

During this period, 671 motorists were seen touching their mobile phone  - one person every 39 seconds.

Newshub.

Contact Newshub with your story tips:
news@newshub.co.nz