A woman has been found guilty of using the Apple Watch while driving

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The Apple Watch has become one more tool in the day-to-day life of many users, not only to see the time, but also to see the notifications we receive on our iPhone. With the arrival of watchOS 5, too we will be able to visit web pages, with which the functionality is increased, albeit relatively.

A Canadian woman has been found guilty of driving while checking her Apple Watch. According to the traffic officer who fined the woman, she was checking the Apple Watch and interacting with it while she was driving, however, the driver affirms that she only consulted him to see the time.

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The traffic officer stopped the driver at a red light, when observed the glow of an electronic device in your vehicle. When the traffic light turned green, the two cars in front of them went ahead but hers remained motionless until the police turned on the lights of her car. It was then that the police stopped her to give her a ticket. As we can read in The National Post:

Victoria Ambrose was arrested at a traffic light on South Ring Road in Guelph in April when a University of Guelph police officer, standing next to her, noticed the glow of an electronic device. The agent testified that he saw her looking up and down about four times, he testified in court.

When the light turned green, two cars ahead of Ambrose sped forward, but she remained motionless until the policeman turned on a light on her car and that's when she started driving again, the court heard.

The traffic law on the roads of Ontairo prohibits driving "while holding or attaching a wireless communication device with the hand." Although the defendant stated that she was only looking at the time, the judge rejected the testimony stating that to look at the time, it only takes one glance, not several. In addition, the judge stated that the Apple Watch that despite its size, the level of distraction was the same as that of a mobile phone.


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