You could be prosecuted for using your mobile phone to pay at a drive-thru under new rules on drivers using phones while in their car.
If you are used to paying for your meal effortlessly through Apple Pay, it is best to get used to paying with card or cash again.
It may be annoying for some, but new penalties are being enforced from this month.
People seen holding their phone while driving will get six penalty points and a £200 fine, rather than the former three points and a £100 fine.
But what if you are parked up at a drive-thru?
The legal conundrum was raised by Jay Chase on Twitter, who asked twitter account GMP Traffic if he could use Apple Pay at a McDonald's drive thru without losing his licence, as technically it would count as using a phone while driving, reported the Manchester Evening News.
The answer was pretty clear - if your engine is off and handbrake applied then it’s fine, but if it’s not, then you could be penalised.
GMP Traffic said: “If your engine is off and your handbrake applied and you’re parked yes. If your engine is on NO.”
Jay, who lives in Stockport and works at a cash converters in Manchester, said: “My friend is a special constable and we were trying to work out what the law is surrounding using your phone to pay at McDonald’s drive-thru, especially as the new tougher penalties have come in for drivers using their phones.
“It raises another point as well, what if you are sitting in your car on your phone and the engine is on to warm up?”
It’s illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while driving, or riding a motorcycle.
The rules are the same if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queueing in traffic.
UK law states that you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you need to call 999 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop, or if you are safely parked.
If caught using your phone behind the wheel, you could end up with six penalty points on your licence and a £200 fine.