What I received as a result of my actions was a $172 traffic ticket and about 40 minutes talking with the Officer at the Police Station.
Prohibited operation of vehicles, etc.
115 - (2) A person shall not do any of the following: (i) where that person is the driver of a vehicle, permit any person, animal or thing to occupy the front seat of the vehicle in such a manner so as to impede the driver in the free and uninterrupted access to and use of the steering wheel, brakes and other equipment required to be used for the safe operation of the vehicle;
I intend to plead not guilty to the ticket and defend myself in court. From the video you can clearly see that I had uninterrupted access to the steering wheel, brakes, signal lights, etc. Driving was my number one priority and as you can see from the very poor quality of the video that filming was not the priority.
What I did was no different than using a cell phone or operating a manual gear shifter.
I will post the video as soon as I edit it because I promised not to reveal the identity of the officers on this site. Also older posts are under review and may be edited to comply with our agreement.