NICK EICHER, HOST: More and more states, and an increasing number of countries, have so-called hands-free laws. They make it illegal to hold your phone while out on the road.
Well, a 30-year-old man in Australia was well aware of the law—and yet was still surprised when he got a ticket for breaking it.
Police stopped the man back in October for holding a cell phone to his ear while traveling down a rural road. The judge in the case explained it this way: you’re getting a ticket for failure to have a hands-free device fitted to his horse.
This judge is a stickler. He explained that “under the road rules a horse is a vehicle.” The man’s lawyer said his client had to plead guilty because there’s no contesting that the horse was in motion.
So I guess tack shops are going to have to start carrying saddles with iPhone mounts and USB chargers!
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