Sunday June 03, 2018

Woman Looking at Apple Watch Found Guilty of Distracted Driving

A woman in Canada is being fined for breaking Ontario’s distracted driving law by looking at her Apple Watch while stopped at a traffic light. Her defense was that she was merely checking the time, but the court believed that it was no different than using a cell phone.

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"Despite the Apple Watch being smaller than a cellular phone, on the evidence, it is a communication device capable of receiving and transmitting electronic data. While attached to the defendant’s wrist, it is no less a source of distraction than a cellphone taped to someone’s wrist," Phillipps said.