California Woman Cited for Wearing Google Glass While Driving, Beats Ticket
January 17, 2014 9:52 AM
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Google Glass ticket tossed due to lack of evidence
At times new technology not only creates a rush of similar products, but it can cause issues for the early adopters. Just look at the confusion among some businesses and even local authorities having to do with the Google Glass wearable computing device. One restaurant in Seattle has
already banned people
from wearing Google Glass devices inside and makes no apologies for doing so.
A woman in California was issued a traffic citation while driving and wearing her Google glass device back in October. The woman was initially pulled over for speeding and was then issued a ticket for using a “visual monitor” in her car while driving.
The highway patrol officer said that wearing Google Glass was a violation of state law, but the woman vowed to fight that ticket and took it to court. A San Diego court commissioner dismissed the ticker this Thursday after it was found that the officer had no proof that the device was operating at the time she was pulled over.
"There is no testimony it was operating or in use while Ms. Abadie was driving," the commission stated during the hearing.
Another reason for the dismissal is that an expert didn’t appear to testify that the device had been calibrated.
The officer who issued the ticket for speeding and for wearing Google Glass noted that he initially wasn’t going to cite the driver for wearing the glasses, however, he noted, "She got a little argumentative about whether or not it was legal for her to wear them."
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RE: A Little Argumentative
1/18/2014 2:29:33 PM
You've got some serious authority issues to deal with.
When you read the law, it's
to see how the charges against her could be quite valid. So it's no huge stretch or "abuse of power" that she was cited. As far as taking the time off to deal with court, that's part of life in a civilized society. You want a country with no rules, no laws and no police? Such anarchy wouldn't be able to support cars and traffic, let alone companies that could make google glass!
"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)
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