A California woman, Cecilia Abadie, was cited by the state's Highway Patrol for speeding and distracted driving. Why the distracted driving charge? She wasn't speeding while talking on her cell phone or sending a text message, she was wearing Google Glass – the tech-enabled headset, which the officer claimed blocked her view. It's unclear whether she was using at the time of her speeding violation, or if the cop would have even bothered pulling her over for the headset alone.

As The Verge is quick to point out, this question once again brings up the safety of wearable tech like Google Glass while driving. The website points out a vocal group of fans that claim the technology isn't a distraction, although it has been outlawed for drivers in some areas. This is despite its ability to pipe directions right to the driver, allowing both eyes to remain on the road. What do you think? Let us know what you think of wearable tech in the car down in Comments.


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      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Distraction? Check. Ugly? Check. BT Headset part 2? Check. Geek Identifier? Check. Bad idea? Check.
        Michael
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rick
        Maybe she was pulled over for looking like an idiot.
      Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good. The only thing one should be doing behind the wheel of a car is driving.
      Titansfan1967
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is a farce but women can put on make-up while they are driving
      fran
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog title: Woman ticketed for driving with Google Glass When in the article they are proudly stating: " It's unclear whether she was using at the time of her speeding violation, or if the cop would have even bothered pulling her over for the headset alone." Great confidence there Autoblog!
      PF Jones
      • 1 Year Ago
      Google Glass is going to make filming movies at the cinema real easy, I cant wait for the google self driving cars, sleep till you arrive.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about people drive while driving instead of doing everything else.
      ronperryphoto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not much different than a heads up display which we are seeing more of again!
        RS
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ronperryphoto
        Like I pointed out to another poster, HUD isn't attached to your face. And the last I checked, you can't receive text & email through HUD creating a distraction.
      Alex
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is just another reason for Americans to loose their rights. Last time i checked apache & cobra pilots use eye gear to control most of the aircraft and cannons. Not to mention they are flying million dollar aircrafts and have never crashed from distractions.
        RS
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alex
        "Last time i checked apache & cobra pilots use eye gear to control most of the aircraft and cannons." -- Yeah, I can see totally see how you've made that connection to a civilian illegally using a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle. [rolls eyes in disgust]
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alex
        Military pilots have extensive training to use eye gear. Your average driver can barely flick the directionals.
        jebibudala
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alex
        There's also a lot less things to "crash into" when you're flying an aircraft. But I do agree with you, people who voted for Obama should lose their rights.
      RS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good! And she should be thrown in jail for 2 years minimum for breaking the stupidity law ..'purchasing a worthless, douche-worthy gadget no one needs!'
      VL00
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad to see laws being enforced
        Omologato
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VL00
        I don't use dash-mounted smartphones because they too could be illegal by your interpretation and a distraction because they can play video even when the car is moving.
      dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      When people are allowed to take their driving tests talking on the phone, watching the screen on the center of the dashboard and wearing their Google Glass I won't object to them Till then, DRIVE!
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