Court Rules Against Cell Use At Red Light

Nov 17, 2011

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The law was intended to cover "persons driving on our public roadways, who, like (Nelson), may pause momentarily while doing so in order to comply with the rules of the road," said Justice Lambden, noting that allowing drivers to use their phones in stop-and-go traffic could still pose a threat to pedestrians and other motorists.

Until the laws are made clearer, incidents like these will be left up to offenders vs. the courts. Do you think cell phone use while stopped is an acceptable policy? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

Photo courtesy of Mike Fisher and re-used under the Creative Commons license.