So, does Ontario have a similar law where, if the car is put into park, you're technically not driving it? And also, is this a loophole for texting while behind the wheel?Which is why I always put my car in [P]ark while stopped at traffic lights (I live in Cobb County, 2 counties over from Gwinnett and have received a ticket for "texting while driving"). You're not legally driving if your car is in park.
Secondly, a sub comment states that manual cars don't have a Park gear, rather they rely on the handbrake. Does the Ontario law state when a manual car is in "park"?
EDIT: I don't actually condone the use of a phone behind the wheel. I'm merely curious what our law states in comparison to what I just read on slashdot.
1. The motor vehicle is off the roadway or is lawfully parked on the roadway.
2. The motor vehicle is not in motion.
3. The motor vehicle is not impeding traffic.
I would suggest that a motor vehicle stopped in a lane of traffic with the car in park is not lawfully parked on the roadway.
The definition of "park" is in section 1 of the HTA.