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distracted driving

UK to Close Loophole That Allows Phone Users to Take Photos or Play Games While Driving

Monday October 19, 2020 3:11 am PDT by
The British government is closing a loophole in U.K. driving laws that allowed some smartphone users to escape punishment for picking up and using their mobile device to take a photo or play a game while driving (via BBC News). As it stands, making phone calls and sending text messages are banned while driving on roads in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Drivers can get six...
Apple Watch Driving

Ontario Judge Finds Woman Guilty of Distracted Driving for Looking at Apple Watch

Sunday June 3, 2018 4:08 am PDT by
A Canadian woman has been found guilty of distracted driving for looking at her Apple Watch, despite claims that she was just checking the time while waiting for a red light to change (via The National Post). A judge in the Ontario Court of Justice ordered University of Guelph student Victoria Ambrose to pay a $400 fine, after determining that she had spent too much time staring at her...
Apple Watch Driving

Distracted Driving Laws Yet to Catch Up With Apple Watch

Tuesday May 12, 2015 12:21 pm PDT by
While several states and countries have laws in place that make operating a handheld device such as a smartphone or portable media player illegal, the release of the Apple Watch has created a gray area in terms of distracted driving legislation. Given that the Apple Watch is technically not a handheld device, the laws in many jurisdictions are left open to interpretation at this point....