Granny slammed with $368 ticket
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.