Apple Finally Launches the iWatch, but Drivers May Be Prosecuted for Using One While Driving

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020401

Drivers Could Be Prosecuted and Even Sent to Prison


According to a recent article, using an Apple iWatch while driving could put drivers in prison for up to 2 years in the United Kingdom, motoring experts have warned. This is according to the London-based Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) that has warned that smartwatches will “significantly” impair driving performance. As opposed to using a hands-free piece of equipment, the Apple iWatch will require drivers to use two hands to operate the device. The IAM claims that this will impact speed, lane position, and time spent looking at the road, contributing to more serious crashes. The Department for Transport (DFT) in the United Kingdom confirmed that using an Apple iWatch while driving will carry the same penalty as using a hand-held mobile phone of three license penalty points and a GBP£100 (approximately US$163) fine.

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