Smartwatches - Not So Smart Behind the Wheel

August 06, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Wearable technology seems to be the way of the future with nearly every major electronics and computer manufacturer working on their own version of the smartwatch but how are these gadgets going to effect drivers as they add yet another distraction to their environment? The law is playing a constant game of catch-up with rapidly changing technology. Wearable technology is covered by existing mobile phone laws in some states of Australia but is not captured by current mobile phone laws in New Zealand. However, careless driving laws can be applied. Governments around the world are taking action but legislative change takes time.

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Category: Road Rules