Is driving with an Apple Watch safe? Is it legal?

April 24, 2015 4:00 PM

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Is driving with an Apple Watch safe? Is it legal?

You’re driving home one evening after a long day at work when suddenly your Apple Watch massages your wrist to get your attention. You look at your wrist and see it’s just another celebrity update on Twitter. Okay, so those two seconds you took your eyes off the road were a waste of time. Was it a risky thing to do? Probably. Was it against the law? That depends.

There are currently no distracted driving laws specifically addressing smartwatch use in motor vehicles, nor are any brewing, according to Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, a consumer-safety organization that focuses on such legislation. “Technology is moving at a mu...

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