Distracted driving laws include the use of earbuds
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– story by Kyle Christensen
BC’s distracted driving law has a new wrinkle.
The BC Supreme Court has upheld a decision stating that wearing earbuds in both ears while driving is considered distracted driving.
The decision comes from a failed appeal from a Surrey driver who was caught wearing in-ear headphones back in 2018.
BC’s top court found him guilty of distracted driving.
According to the Motor Vehicle Act, drivers are allowed to wear headphones in only one ear.
A distracted driving ticket costs $368 dollars and four penalty points on your driving record.