A look at the photo posted by VPD about an individual they pulled over who had an iPhone and tablet tied to his steering wheel. (Twitter/@VPDTrafficUnit)

READERS REACT: Driver fined after iPhone, tablet tied to steering wheel

People were livid that the driver was only issued an $81 ticket for failing to produce a license

The province of British Columbia is trying to curtail more distracted drivers. That was evident when they increased the fine for distracted driving by $740 less than two weeks ago.

ICBC data says that 78 people in B.C. die every year from distracted driving incidents. It’s clear that awareness about the dangers of distracted driving is becoming more widespread in recent years.

This makes the incident from yesterday so interesting on a few different levels.

Yesterday, the Vancouver Police Department fined someone who had both an iPhone and a tablet tied to his steering wheel. Instead of issuing him a distracted driving ticket, the officer only issue the driver an $81 ticket for failing to produce a license?

What do you think about this incident? Here are some of our your thoughts.



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