Wearing two earbud headphones connected to dead phone counts as distracted driving: judge

A new court ruling on distracted driving laws says that drivers are not allowed to wear headphones in both ears even if they’re connected to a dead cell phone.

The B.C. Supreme Court ruling, published Oct. 6, upholds a lower court’s ruling that a man, Patrick Henry Grzelak, was rightfully convicted of distracted driving for using an electronic device while driving.

Vancouver criminal lawyer, Kyla Lee, said the decision adds some clarification to the province’s driving laws, but that it also exposes “the absurdity in the Motor Vehicle Act.”

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