Posted 10/30/2013 at 4:01 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Californian Cecilia Abadie, a self professed Google Glass pioneer, has been cited with a ticket from the police department. The defendant was said to be “driving with a monitor visible to driver”.
The following is a quote that appeared in an internet displayed copy of the driver’s ticket and some text following directly after it.
“The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass). Is #GoogleGlass illegal while driving or is this cop wrong? Any legal advice is appreciated!”
The question that lies ahead is whether the display on Google Glass was off unless it was actively being used. The display, when not in use, stays out of sight.
Legal issues of using technical gadgetry while driving has scarcely scratched the surface of wearable technology.
Abadie was also cited for speeding. As it may seem conjecture on this here writer’s part, but this Google Glass incident probably couldn’t have happened unless the driver was speeding.