Granny slammed with $368 ticket

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

A B.C. granny was given a $368 ticket for dis­tracted driv­ing even though her cell­phone was nowhere near her hands.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports out of the Van­cou­ver area, Randi Kramer, a 70-some­thing grand­mother who had never re­ceived a ticket in her 50-plus years of driv­ing, was hit with the fine Mon­day af­ter be­ing ap­proached by a cop on foot while stopped at a red light.

Kramer was sit­ting with both hands on the steer­ing wheel, with her phone sit­ting in her car’s cup holder, when she heard a tap on the win­dow, son Trevor told the Sur­rey Now-leader news­pa­per.

She was star­tled to see it was a uni­formed cop, not a pan­han­dler, as ex­pected.

“He said that it was safe-driv­ing month and he was go­ing to ticket her for hav­ing her cell­phone charg­ing and vis­i­ble,” her son told the pa­per, adding that his mother “went out of her way to com­ply with the laws.”

Randi Kramer told Global News she didn’t think she was break­ing the law and was sur­prised to get the ticket.

She plans on fight­ing it and Van­cou­ver lawyer Kyra Lee, who saw Trevor Kramer’s post about the ticket on Twit­ter, has taken on the case pro bono.

“Tell your mom to call me. We will help her out,” Lee replied on Twit­ter.

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