California Driver Ticketed for Wearing Google Glass

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013  |  Updated 11:18 PM PDT
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A woman pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for speeding was also ticketed for wearing Google Glass. George Kiriyama reports.

A woman pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for speeding was also ticketed for wearing Google Glass. George Kiriyama reports.

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A woman pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for speeding in San Diego was also ticketed for wearing Google Glass, CHP officials confirmed.

CHP officials said the incident happened Tuesday on Interstate 15 at Aero Drive.

A female motorist was stopped and issued a citation for speeding and driving with Google Glass -- high-tech, reality-augmenting eye wear commonly known as “Glass.” The small gadget is worn on the head, just like a pair of eyeglasses.

More specifically, CHP officials said the citation was for “driving with a monitor visible in violation of California Vehicle Code 27602.”

That particular section, according to CHP, states that it’s against the law in California for a motorist to drive a car if a television monitor, screen or similar video monitors are turned on and visible to the driver.

The driver, Cecilia Abadie, posted a photo of the citation on her Google+ page, adding:

“A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!
The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass). Is #GoogleGlass illegal while driving or is this cop wrong? Any legal advice is appreciated!! This happened in California. Do you know any other #GlassExplorers that got a similar ticket anywhere in the U.S.?”

 

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