Are Drivers Using iPads to Detour Mobile Fines?

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Of the myriad uses for Apple’s light, portable tablet computer, texting or using email while driving probably isn’t one of the better ones.


Netiquette maven Julie Spira insists that she pulls over to check her iPad, noting that it’s both deadly and generally impolite to text from the driver’s seat.

While opining on a bill in California  that would ramp up the fines for mobile-using drivers from $189 to $309, she also says she sees a lot of motorists using iPads while heading down the highway.

“I’ve pulled over to the side of the road to check my iPad when I’ve received a Google alert, but I’ve seen people with their iPad’s on their laps while at a red light and they don’t remove them when the light turns green.”

The iPad’s light weight and large screen make it all too easy to employ as this kind of laptop — and some of the car mounts also make it simple to use while on the road.

Have you seen drivers using iPads this way?  Have you done it?

Via HuffPo


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18 responses to “Are Drivers Using iPads to Detour Mobile Fines?”

  1. CharliK says:

    Yes. All the freaking time. Phones too. 

    seems like the Cali law became a challenge to folks to actually drive and talk and see if they were pulled over for it. 

  2. GooneyGooGoo says:

    Is it true that 82% of all Apple users are homosexual?  Just curious.

    http://bit.ly/dI3hcF

  3. tiresius says:

    Why, you interested in hooking up?

    Well, the truth is, you can’t trust most statistics, esp. those that come from people like you.  

  4. EthanVanser says:

    I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aXiO

  5. Brandon Dillon says:

    I’m guilty of using my iPad while driving, but mostly as a GPS. I’ve yet to find a good mount to hold it, that I wouldn’t have to worry about falling down.

  6. SarahTurner902080 says:

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
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  7. rrotellini says:

    Guilty!
    I have a windshield mount and it’s Bluetooth through my car, so I mainly do steering wheel buttons. But I do change songs or playlists once in a while. And navigation…. And HBO once or twice… Hulu… Ok so I’m lucky I’m not dead.

  8. Wayne_Luke says:

    Don’t drive. Just use my iPad from the passenger’s seat. My wife won’t even answer her iPhone while she is driving. If there is someone with her, they can answer it for her. Otherwise it just gets ignored until she can pull over. Let alone other things like texting.

  9. Brent Biglow says:

    Now I wouldn’t say I’ve done it, but… This is my truck’s dashboard:

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