Vancouver driver straps iPhone and Samsung tablet to steering wheel

He was also wearing headphones for good measure

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  • It’s getting harder and harder to resist looking at Trump tweets and cat memes I see.

    • icyhotonmynuts

      Or trolling I see

  • MoYeung

    “After a lengthy conversation about proper road safety, the driver was given an $81 ticket for failing to produce a driver’s licence, and removed his electronics display from the steering wheel.

    Vancouver police said the officer decided education was the best course of action in this instance, rather than enforcing the standard $368 penalty for distracted driving.”

    This is selective enforcement of law which I have often mentioned.

    Why he got a $81 ticket instead of $368 for distracted driving? One word, LOCAL Canadian?

    • Razvan Zamfir

      This paragraph describes it:
      “Indeed, there’s some speculation that a distracted driving ticket may not have held up in court because because the driver had his tablet and iPhone affixed to the steering wheel of his car. Two important stipulations of B.C.’s distracted driving law is that drivers can use an electronic device as long as they they’re not holding it in their hand and it’s fixed to their vehicle.”

      Is it stupid? yes! is it illegal? Currently, no.

    • MoYeung

      “Two important stipulations of B.C.’s distracted driving law is that drivers can use an electronic device as long as they they’re not holding it in their hand and it’s fixed to their vehicle.”

      Don’t tell me his iPhone and tablet are fixed to his car… That is not the definition of “fixed to the vehicle”.

    • icyhotonmynuts

      You gotta read up on your laws, people. He was within the law with the phone and tablet – and the police stopped him not because he was using them, but because he had headphones on:

      “Drivers with a regular licence are permitted to use hands-free cellphones and devices that can be operated with one touch or voice command, provided that the device is securely fixed to the vehicle or worn securely on the driver’s body”. The phone and tablet were not loose, they were securely fastened to the steering wheel.

    • MoYeung

      Devices that can be operated with one touch or voice command…

  • jerry man

    I think it actually would be enforcible because he was initially pulled over for the use of headphoneS. The only prescribed exception for the use of a single headphone while driving is cited below.

    Motor Vehicle Act
    USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING REGULATION

    7 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person may use an electronic device in a hands-free telephone function while driving or operating a motor vehicle on a highway, if the device

    (c) in the case of a device that includes an earpiece, the earpiece is worn only in one ear.

  • Christopher T

    Seems like a bad idea considering that’s where the airbag comes out.

  • Roger

    If the airbag deploys, even by defect, he’s going to have the tablet in his face and the phone in his mouth. What do you expect from someone who sticks a Lexus badge inside of a Mazda 3.

  • Vincent

    Yes, the guy was not breaking the distracted driving law. The police officer wasn’t “taken aback by ingenuity”, he was following the law.

  • Canadiana Jones

    They should give the guy a ticket per device, headphones included.

  • Canadiana Jones

    Must be an Uber driver.