Canada: Using headphones with a dead phone still distracted driving rules British Columbia court

A $368 distracted ticket handed out to a B.C. driver pulled over for using both headphone earbuds has been upheld in provincial court.

Surrey, B.C., resident Patrick Henry Grzelak originally appealed the ticket not because he didn’t have his headphones in, but because the phone they were plugged into was dead.

According to B.C. RCMP Traffic Services, it’s okay to drive with one earbud in, however, wearing two is grounds for a distracted driving ticket.