With the release of Apple’s new innovation, Apple Watch set for early 2015, the OPP are trying to figure out a way to tackle the new gadget.
Media Relations for the West Region OPP Sergeant Dave Rektor says the new gadget will not have exemption to distracted driving laws, and officers will treat it the same as if you were using a cell phone.
Sergeant Rektor notes that distracted driving is very obvious to officers especially if you are talking into your watch.
Although the fine for distracted driving did increase this year, distracted driving is still a big problem on road ways and there is legislation in the works to increase the fine again and add points to the charge as well.
Sergeant Rektor says if someone claims they were checking the time when they get pulled over, the officer can gather evidence and lay appropriate charges.
Distracted driving continues to be a leading cause in injuries and fatalities on our highways.