Guy Gets $120 Ticket For Playing Music On Apple Watch While Driving [VIDEO]

apple watchNew technology brings new problems and rules to solve them; and the Apple Watch is no exception.  Particularly since its a new category – is it a phone? a watch? a new kind of connected device? – the Apple Watch is testing boundaries and creating new ones.

newsA driver in Quebec was fined $120 and given four points on his driving record for switching  tracks changing music on his Apple Watch while driving.  

H was charged under the section of the Quebec Highway Safety Code that says “no person may, while driving a road vehicle, use a hand-held device that includes a telephone function.”

The driver disputes that his Apple Watch is a hand-held.  “It’s on my wrist,” he told CTV News. “That’s where it gets really controversial.”

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