This is not good.
Vancouver police pulled over a driver for wearing headphones on Wednesday, only to discover they were plugged into an iPhone that he'd attached to his steering wheel. The phone was right next to a tablet, which was also mounted to his steering wheel. With string!
"Can't make it up," the Vancouver police's traffic unit wrote on Twitter. "Yes, that's his ticket he's holding."
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— @VPDTraffic (@VPDTrafficUnit) November 15, 2017
Police gave the driver an $81 ticket for failing to produce a driver's licence, the Vancouver Sun reports. He was not given a distracted driving ticket, which would have cost him $368 and four penalty points.
Observers on Twitter weren't too impressed with that detail.
Is it true this driver wasn't actually given a distracted driving ticket, but simply an $81 ticket for something else? Can you explain? Thank you.— Adam Scheuer (@WatertigerBC) November 16, 2017
I can understand giving the odd driver a break but this should not have been one...— Pete Inglis (@Bike2WorkPedro) November 16, 2017
The ticketing officer decided it was appropriate to educate the driver about distracted driving instead of issuing a ticket, a Vancouver police spokesman told the Sun.
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