8:31p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Using your phone to talk, text, checking maps or choosing a playlist while you’re behind the wheel counts as distracted driving. In fact, simply holding a phone while driving is against the law. As well, if other activities like grooming, smoking, drinking, eating, reading or typing a destination into a GPS endanger other drivers, you can be charged with careless or dangerous driving. You can use a hands-free device (e.g. Bluetooth) but only to turn it on and off.