Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Cellphone ban hits iPods
Drivers face $500 fines under province's proposed law on using hand-held devices
Motorists who change tunes on their hand-held iPods or MP3 players at the wheel face fines of up to $500 under Ontario's proposed new "distracted driving" law.
The legislation introduced yesterday also takes aim at cellphone calls that aren't hands-free, portable DVD and video game players visible to the driver, BlackBerrys and hand-held global positioning systems.
You can read the rest of the Toronto Star story here.
From this article, I get that it's illegal to change songs on my ipod but I am allowed listen to it ... while wearing head phones?
That doesn't make sense to me.
How am I supposed to respond to what's going on around me when I can't hear it? Yes, I tend to play it loud.
So I bought a TuneBase FM back in August that lets me listen to my iPod in the car. It plugs into where the cigarette lighter should be and finds a FM station (though it's very staticky downtown, it's okay on the highway).