Vancouver police ticket driver with iPhone, tablet fastened to steering wheel
by Scott Brown
The Lexus driver presumably mounted the two devices because he needed both hands to operate his five-speed manual transmission
This guy took distracted driving to a whole new level.
The VPD’s traffic unit issued a ticket on Wednesday to a multi-tasking motorist caught with both an iPhone and an electronic tablet fastened to his steering wheel with string. Vancouver police say the car was pulled over on Cambie Street near Broadway after an officer spotted the driver wearing headphones.
Can’t make it up. Guy had iPad and cell phone attached by strings on steering wheel while driving! Yes, that’s his ticket he’s holding. pic.twitter.com/h5WoA2ac87
The Lexus driver presumably mounted the two devices because he needed both hands to operate his five-speed manual transmission.
Police issued the driver a $81 violation ticket for not being able to produce a driver’s licence, but did not issue a distracted driving ticket which carries a fine of $368 along with four driver penalty points.
VPD spokesman Const. Jason Doucette said the ticketing officer decided that educating the driver about the devices would be a more effective approach.
“Just when I think I’ve seen everything, a photo like this is captured by one of our officers,” said Doucette. “We are reminding drivers to leave their devices alone while behind the wheel. And although our officer felt education was appropriate in this incident.”