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Court dismisses case against driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass

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Court dismisses case against driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass
You might remember 44 year old Cecilia Abadie. She is the woman who was pulled over for speeding and incurred additional fines for wearing Google Glass while behind the wheel. Never mind that a new app could make Google Glass a life saver by making sure that you don't fall asleep while driving. The law says that those driving a vehicle cannot view a television monitor.

Instead of paying the ticket, Abadie decided to take up the matter in court. The Court dismissed the citation issued for wearing Google Glass while driving, saying that the police had no proof that the connected specs were in operation while Abadie was operating her vehicle. And the court made it a clean sweep for the defendant when it threw out the speeding ticket as well. Court Commissioner John Blair noted that the police failed to present an expert witness to testify on the calibration of the officer's speedometer.


Highway Patrol Officer Keith Odle said he clocked Abadie doing 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, driving her Toyota Prius. The officer said that originally he was not going to write her a ticket for wearing Google Glass, but said that Abadie got a little too argumentative. Interestingly, Abadie says that wearing Google Glass did not give her a blind spot while operating her car.

source: Reuters

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