A San Diego woman who was ticketed in October by the California Highway Patrol for wearing Google Glass while driving pleaded not guilty and will fight the citation in court, Yahoo reports. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was pulled over for driving 80 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone.

After Abadie was pulled over for speeding, her attorney reportedly claims that the Google Glass switched on when she looked up at the CHP officer, who was standing by her window. The device was designed to respond to a head tilt by turning on.

Abadie's ticket is believed to be the first citation issued for wearing Google Glass while driving, but California has no laws specifically banning the use of the device while behind the wheel. There are places that are considering legislation to ban wearing Google Glass while driving, such as West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and in the UK.

To use Google Glass, one must look up into a screen slightly above the right eye. Users can read texts, search the Internet, make calls and more with the hands-free device, and it can even be used for GPS navigation.


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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why do people feel the need to be playing with gadgets every minute of the day? Not only was this dumb chick playing on her google glasses, she was speeding. The Entitlement generation,
        rlog100
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Social Media extends/enlarges the High School dynamic. Some people never mature beyond that. Its why facebook first took off in College because that is where the highest concentration of people who hadn\'t learned to move past the high school dynamic are concentrated.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a glasshole.
      erzhik
      • 1 Year Ago
      She was pulled over and fined for speeding. Why is she even in court? Pay the fine and stop being such an entitled little you know what. Glass is a monitor, plain and simple. And its illegal to drive with a TV on in the front of the car. Therefore she was distracted.
      NAIF S
      • 1 Year Ago
      sorry lady, one vote here for no glass's.
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looking at the device, a good reason for it to be banned is the obstruction to her peripheral vision on the right.
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the part where she pleaded not guilty to the speeding charge (original article). I don't think she's fighting the citation to fight the citation, not because she wasn't actually driving distracted. I mean ... she was driving 80 on a freeway and didn't notice the CHP officer? So ... maybe she wasn't really paying attention. #justsyain
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really! 80 in a 65 mph zone with Google glasses. Says they were off. Forget it. Speeding ticket and fine for wearing those glasses while driving. Setting a rule for driving with them on or off must be set. There should hefty fines for wearing and using these glasses while driving. Period!
      Renaurd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Take her license and sentence her to 5 years of Google glasss.
      Gordon Chen
      • 1 Year Ago
      The news forgets to mention after the CHP gave her a ticket, she got another ticket from the fashion police.
      recharged95
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Woman ticketed wearing google glass while driving intends to fight charges." With the rap glass users (to much reaction like bluetooth headsets at parties) has gotten from the public.... I'm not surprised.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      Land of the free my ass.
        TruthHertz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jarda
        Jarda, if someone had these on, got distracted and drove into your lane (killing you), how much freedom would YOU have? Maybe you should have the freedom to shoot into a crowd of random people. You truly are an idiot... Please don't reproduce.
      ravingricefarmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      i've never worn this device but i dont think it'll be that distracting, i'm sure i can drive fine with it and i'm sure most people can. however i know law is the law but the law is there to treat everyone the same, as incompetents. just sayin, educating the drivers to be better drivers serves better than handing out tickets for even the smallest things because "its the law". some might say people are too stupid to be educated but i beg to differ. as for glasses, in california hands-free devices are legal, doesnt this qualify as hands-free? california court said no to cellphone gps since you have to use it, as in enable the app for gps. however this was about cellphone in your hand but what if it was on the car-dock? i use the car-dock everytime i'm in the car for gps, it makes zero sense to make this illegal. (again, makes sense only if you assume the average driver would use it for videos or texting, which then i say educate them, teach the importance of responsibility, not rid of helpful things for the sake of incompetent drivers)
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