Automakers had better bring autonomous vehicles to market soon. It seems some people simply can't drive without distractions anymore, and it's getting dangerous with all the multitasking going on behind the wheel.
Last month, police in Vancouver, British Columbia, pulled over a driver only to discover he had used string to latch a tablet and an iPhone to the steering wheel of his Lexus.
"Can't make it up. Guy had iPad and cell phone attached by strings on steering wheel while driving! Yes, that's his ticket he's holding," the Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit tweeted — with a picture — after the stop.
The driver was stopped because he was wearing headphones, according to a report in The Vancouver Sun.
Police issued the driver an $81 Canadian ($63) ticket for failing to produce a license but did not issue a distracted-driving ticket, which carries a fine of $288 and 4 demerit points, the paper reported.
"Just when I think I've seen everything," Vancouver police spokesman Jason Doucette told the paper.
Doucette said the ticketing officer decided educating the driver about the hazards of distracted driving would be more effective than a ticket.