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Driver reportedly pulled over for using Apple Watch while driving

First reported case of distracted driving courtesy of the Apple Watch?
By: Michael Hatamoto | Wearable Computing News | Posted: May 29, 2015 9:20 pm
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A Montreal man claims he was pulled over for using his Apple Watch smartwatch while driving, receiving a $100 fine and four demerit points.

 

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Jeffrey Macesin recounted his story while speaking with the CTV Montreal Canadian TV news station, after being cited by a Quebec Highway Safety Code that prohibits using a "handheld device that includes a telephone function."

 

Here is what Macesin said in a recent interview: "Going towards Vaudreuil, there was a cop car behind me and he didn't have his lights on yet, but then he turned them on and I thought maybe he just wanted me to get out of the way. I was just confused."

 

There is concern that smartwatches will just be another technology to distract drivers while behind the wheel - and it looks like drivers are already getting pulled over.

NEWS SOURCES:Cnbc.com, S.hswstatic.com

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