Despite some talk that wearing Google Glass while driving could enhance your abilities behind the wheel, in California it is still against the law. That is what Cecilia Abadie found out when she was ticketed for wearing the connected specs while driving. A law that bans the driver of a car from viewing a television monitor while behind the wheel is in play here, although the law does have some exceptions that are wide enough for Google Glass to, um, drive through.
Any decent attorney should be able to point out that merely looking at your cellphone while driving is not illegal and unless Ms. Abadie told the officer that she was using Google Glass to surf a website or view a YouTube video, there is no proof that she was actually operating the device at the time. If he wasn't running a Cinnabon somewhere in Omaha, perhaps she should "call Saul".
"A person shall not drive a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other similar means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal that produces entertainment or business applications, is operating and is located in the motor vehicle at a point forward of the back of the driver’s seat, or is operating and the monitor, screen, or display is visible to the driver while driving the motor vehicle."-V C Section 27602 Television
"A visual display used to enhance or supplement the driver’s view forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor vehicle for the purpose of maneuvering the vehicle."-Exception to law
In fairness to the officer that pulled her over, we should point out that Ms. Abadie was allegedly speeding, which is why she was pulled over in the first place.
Ticket issued for speeding, and wearing Google Glass