Jeffrey Macesin is believed to be first person fined for using Apple Watch while driving, but plans to appeal as he claims it’s not a handheld device. It was a matter of time really and with new laws it wont be the last time it happens.
The Telegraph reports….
Jeffrey Macesin, from Pincourt, Quebec, in Canada, was given a $120 (£63) penalty and four points on his licence after police spotted him using the gadget to change a song that was playing on his iPhone.
“I have it in the bag charging while the auxiliary cable is plugged in to the radio and this controls my phone to play the music,” he told CTV Montreal. “So I was changing songs with my hand on the steering wheel.”
“Going towards Vaudreuil [a city west of Montreal], there was a cop car behind me and he didn’t have his lights on yet. Then he turned them on and I thought maybe he just wanted me to get out of the way. I was just confused.”
He is appealing against the fine and penalty points because his device was on his wrist and not in his hand.
“It’s not so much handheld. It’s a watch. It’s on my wrist. That’s where it gets controversial. It’s like, ‘Is it? Is it not?’ but I think this needs to be talked about.”