Distracted driving is a very common sight, according to Constable Jeff Deleeuw of the St.Thomas Police.  This is, in part because people don't understand the exact rules behind not driving distracted.  Deleeuw says many people think it's okay to engage with your hand held device when not moving.

Deleeuw adds that right now, the distracteddriving law focuses on hand held devices.  For example, having a dog on your lap technically doesn't count as distracted driving - however, it can draw fines under a Crowding the Driver charge instead.  Deleeuw also says that if you have a GPS, that's allowed as long as it on your dashboard or in a a cup holder, and not in your hand.

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