Driver ticketed for attaching cellphone,tablet to steering wheel, Vancouver.




A Vancouver motorist was ticketed today for driving with an iPhone and a tablet attached to his steering wheel.

The Vancouver Police Department’s traffic unit tweeted a photo of the elaborate setup. The cellphone — hooked up to a charger — appeared to be attached to the wheel with zipties. The tablet seemed to be wedged in between them.

According to a police spokesman, Police handed the driver an $81 ticket for failing to produce his driver’s licence but, following “a lengthy conversation about road safety,” did not issue a ticket for distracted driving.

It’s far from the first unusual distracted driving bust in B.C. in recent weeks. On Tuesday, another Vancouver driver was ticketed for playing Pokemon Go on his iPad.

He was caught after pulling up beside two officers while playing and driving. He was issued a $368 ticket.