He might want to pay attention to something going on around him from time to time. Hard to believe anybody living in California was not aware of this, because it got a huge amount of publicity around January 1st, including signs on the freeways and elsewhere:
"Is it illegal to drive with headset... maybe... hee hee heee... just tryin to have a good time.... maybe I'll find out later... who sez you can't stream while drivin'... hope I don't miss my turn here..."
The new Wireless Communications Device Law (effective January 1, 2009) makes it an infraction to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cell phone, while driving a motor vehicle.
The law is fairly broadly written. If all he were doing was streaming with a camera that is set up before he started driving, that would probably be OK. But throughout his various streams he made it obvious that he was also checking the chatbox and even banning people while driving! This most certainly qualifies as "writing, sending or reading text-based communication."
Here is another great example where he clearly is leaning over to play with his laptop while behind the wheel in traffic:
He was behind the wheel, in an active lane and he was playing with his chatbox. Guilty!
His second infraction is the headset. Headsets are legal -- in fact they're required for cellphone use by a driver in California -- but are only allowed to cover one ear. His is a two-ear stereo model and the video clearly shows both earpieces in place over his ears. Again, Guilty!
[Edit: Here are the actual rules, for those of you who want to check for yourselves:
Requirement to use a hands-free device: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc23123.htm
May not cover both ears with any device: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc27400.htm
Prohibition on text communication: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc23123_5.htm
- FC]If he got into an accident and hurt somebody, he'd be paying it off for the rest of his miserable life. Not that he'd have much to pay it off with.
However, whoever owns the vehicle he was driving would probably be on the hook too. As Nigel knows from his experience with Casey a year ago, the boi is not exactly all that responsible about the vehicles he borrows. Maybe anybody who decided to lend him one for the afternoon needs to reconsider.
Of course, if he hurt or killed somebody we loved, he wouldn't have a chance to "pay it off" and neither would the owner of the vehicle. Whatever remained of their lives would be lived in excruciating pain. And we'd stream it.
And that's the way things are at FalseCasey HQ, where we can be thankful for a few brief moments that we are not anywhere near a place where Casey might be driving.