A First? Driver Gets Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

Woman in California might be testing new legal ground

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 30, 2013 2:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's a tech milestone of sorts. A woman in San Diego has gotten what might be the first ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. When she got pulled over speeding, the officer also cited her for "Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass)," reports Engadget. Cecilia Abadie posted the ticket on Google+ and reached out to anyone who might be able to provide legal advice.

The short version seems to be that these kinds of laws remain very much in flux. The Consumerist notes that California bars people from driving if a video screen in the car is visible to them, though it makes exceptions for GPS devices and the like. Would Google Glass qualify? What if it's not on? It's all unclear. The Huffington Post reports that Delaware and West Virginia have legislation in the works to ban drivers from wearing Google Glass, but adds, "It may be time for the courts to decide."

In this file photo, Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses.
In this file photo, Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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