Ontario Judge Says Briefly Cradling Cellphone Not Illegal

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It is no longer illegal to briefly handle or touch your cellphone while driving your car in Ontario. A provincial court justice has ruled that holding a cellphone requires more than just touching or briefly picking up the device while behind the wheel of your car. This finding overturned a ruling by a Justice of the Peace who had ruled that a Toronto woman was guilty of merely holding her cellular phone while waiting at a red light. The woman had picked the phone up from the floor of the car.

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