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Woman Gets Ticket For Google Glass-ing While Driving
Here's something of a tech first: a Temecula woman was recently given a ticket by a California Highway Patrol officer in San Diego for driving while wearing her Google Glass.
Google enthusiast Cecilia Abadie posted the ticket on her Google+ page last night with the caption "Is #GoogleGlass illegal while driving or is this cop wrong??? Any legal advice is appreciated!!"
While Abadie was also cited for driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, the fact that the cop wrote "Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass)" makes this ticket all the more interesting. For the record, Abadie claims the device was turned off while she was on the road.
California has strict rules against texting while driving, but it's unclear whether Abadie's citation falls under that category. Regardless, this may begin a long-dreaded conversation on the legality of using your Google Glass while driving.