A cellphone taped to someone's wrist:' Woman looking at Apple Watch found guilty of distracted driving
A driver looking at an Apple Watch while stopped at a traffic light is still guilty of breaking Ontario’s distracted driving law, despite the trendy device’s new technology and her claim she was only checking the time.
Even with its miniaturization and trendy technology, an Apple Watch is no safer “than a cellphone taped to someone’s wrist,” said a justice of the peace, while convicting a Guelph woman this month of holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device while driving.
Victoria Ambrose was stopped at a red light on South Ring Road in Guelph in April when a University of Guelph police officer, beside her in his cruiser, noticed the glow of an electronic device. The officer testified he saw her looking up and down about four times, court heard.
A sign of modern times... the issue should be about the "distraction" and not the "device". But the same could be said of a navigation device, and what would be different from one mounted on the dash or one that comes mounted inside the dash? I expect this is also why we are seeing more and more devices being voice controlled. From my Google Maps, Waze, my Android phone in general (Google Assistant) and even my Garmin Dash Cam are all voice controlled. Maybe we need to start actively learning to use this voice control.
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