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Woman cited for using Google Glass while driving in California

“OK, Glass. Please get me out of this ticket.”

A 44-year-old California woman recently received what seems be the first ticket for wearing Google Glass eyewear. A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the driver on Interstate 15 for speeding, but the citation quickly evolved into a distracted driving violation.

Google Glass, which is not widely available to the public at this time, features a microcomputer and a thumbnail-size display screen above the eye. With a simple command, “OK, Glass,” users can direct the technology to scan maps, read email, search the web or engage in a video chat. These are just a few of the product’s specifications. All of this is possible via voice command, and hand use is not necessary.

Pursuant to the stop, the woman received a ticket for wearing the technology while driving. The California Highway Patrol explains, it is against the law in the state to “drive a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal that produces entertainment or business applications 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.”

According to Google, the interactive technology is meant to help consumers connect to the world and is not intended to distract individuals from important tasks, such as driving. However, while authorities are not actively pursuing those that use Google Glass, law enforcement aims to deter motorists from distractions while operating a vehicle.

Various state legislators, including California, have implemented rules to prevent dangerous habits behind the wheel. This is because recent studies suggest that multitasking in any form while driving – eating, drinking, looking at a map, texting, putting on makeup and more – lifts a driver’s attention from the road. Such practices lead to car accidents. This can happen even when eyes are forward, as the driving action requires the use of both sight and mind.

Yet, Americans remain addicted to connectivity, which Google Glass reportedly provides. The good news is that unlike several other technologies, Google Glass users can continue to look ahead. Nevertheless, safety advocates warn that users must still glance at the screen above the eye, which can divert attention from the roadway and make driving difficult.

At this time, sources note that the motorist may challenge the ticket. On the other hand, even when the use of technology is within the parameters of the law, it can serve as a threat to drivers. If you have suffered from an auto accident, contact a solid personal injury law professional. An attorney familiar in personal injury matters can help you review your potential claims.

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