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Google Glass ban on drivers sought by West Virginia lawmaker

0. phoneArena 24 Mar 2013, 16:59 posted on

Gary G. Howell, sitting in the West Virginia Legislature, is seeking a ban on the use of Google Glass by drivers, comparing the danger to those drivers who send and read text messages while driving; the law would set a $100 fine on the first offense with repeat offenders getting fined $100 for each time they were caught driving while wearing the device...

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posted on 24 Mar 2013, 22:22 2

44. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I like Google and the concept of the Glasses
but I think it should be banned while driving...and it is also better for Google itself eventually
They could get sued if someone died by using Glasses while driving

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 23:36 1

54. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1346; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


its like in aviation where you need a body count to actually implement a safety standard , kudos to the law makers for trying to prevent a coming disaster . (we have to understand not everyone can do 2 things at once ,most of them run over people while changing CD's or even following the sat nav . if they really wan't a camera , they should get those dashboard cameras )

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 23:34 1

53. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Good old repubs at it again, lets find some new way of squeezing revenue out of middle class. Considering they have yet to test or see Google Glass in action, how can anyone support this sort of hearsay. People on here ready to jump on the senators' side but can't prove a damn thing other than parroting garbage. Back away from your computer and get some fresh air. First a bar bans the eye wear complaining about patrons being photographed but funny thing is you can snap photos secretly with your cell phone just as easily...and trust me there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it. Hey it's their establishment so they can write the rules. This proposed bill is pure crazy, not even tested by a non-affiliated entity yet we have a senator wasting our judicial branch's time with one of the ye old afraid of technology laws that the republicans so like to toss out. A group of educated individuals and they vehemently avoid the term "Global Warming" like the plague. Why do we listen to some of these guys so much?

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 23:39 2

55. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1346; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


they might have a point as well for once , people have the fear of big brother watching them , but , one should listen to both sides and not be one sided , this tech might actually be dangerous as texting , people are not fighter pilots who use HUD's they are average folk who sometimes drive over cats and into shops just by following the sat nav . and if one of your relatives die in a glass related accident , what's your opinion then?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 06:45

63. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I don't think you are getting the point, how many people have died of Google glass accidents? How many will die the first year? Oh you see the point? How about we test the units the consumer will buy? Instead of simply deciding based on your opinion of what you think the final product is.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 02:16

61. lyndon420 (Posts: 1738; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


May be easier to just avoid West Virginia all together.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:39

65. joesseth (Posts: 56; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I will have a sexy navigator, instead of this.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:55

66. ZayZay (Posts: 557; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Ban sunglasses, iPods, wrist watches, stereos, passangers, cigarette smoking, in car navigation, bluetooths, putting on makeup, eating, police laptops, cb radios, cup holders, heaters, cell phones, google glasses. They are all distractions.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 14:00

67. jphillips63 (Posts: 174; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Someone needs to push this man in front of a train

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 15:07 1

68. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Wait... people in West Virginia have cell phones?

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