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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."

Source: Reuters



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By BillyBatson on 1/18/2014 9:02:10 PM , Rating: -1
Just looking at the GPS yes I would agree with you however a standalone GPS (not your phone) requires you to be in park to use certain functions or to use verbal commands, will Glass do the same requiring you to pull over to input data? If the answer is no, just like your cellphone, then it should be banned.

People, most likely including all of you, felt the same way when txts were being banned but here we are today and it's a fact of life. In the end this argument won't matter much, as correct as I am, and as wrong as you all think I am, knowing this state it will become illegal to wear Glass while driving.


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