An alert — and now $175 poorer — “06880” reader writes:
The other day I got a $175 ticket while sitting at a red light for entering an address on Waze on my phone.
I had no idea it was against the law to check your phone at a red light. The officer was very nice, and I mentioned to him that I felt like specific cell phone usage laws aren’t well publicized.
I know you can’t text and drive, and it makes sense you shouldn’t check your phone at a light either. I just didn’t know.
I have no idea whose job it is to publicize driving cell phone rules, but no one I mentioned this to had any idea you couldn’t check your phone or enter an address in Waze at a red light.
I’m curious if this is well known. Or maybe I’m just an idiot.