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The Perfect Defense for Driving While Wearing Google Glass: ‘Prove It’

17
Jan
2014

In October, Cecilia Abadie got a ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. Commissioner John Blair threw out both charges, stating there wasnt enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Google Glass was turned on at the time. It is only illegal to wear the device while driving if it is operational. Abadies Ticket via Google Plus The law CNN and Blair are referring to is V C Section 27602, a California law which makes it illegal to drive while some kind of monitor (including, in theory, Google Glass) is operating and is located in the motor vehicle at a point forward of the back of the driver’s seat, or is operating and the monitor, screen, or display is visible to the driver while driving the motor vehicle. More simply: drivers cant look at a screen while behind the wheel.

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