Back in October, a story went viral on the web of a woman who was pulled over and issued a citation for utilizing her Google Glass while driving. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over and received a citation for “Driving with Monitor visible to Driver” which pertained to the Google Glass. While it was the 2nd citation in addition to a speeding violation, many expressed their frustration and believed the ticket was given falsely.
At her court appearance, both the speeding and the Google Glass citation were dismissed. The citation for using Glass was dropped on the idea as “there is no testimony it was operating or in use while Ms. Abadie was driving.” However, the judge did say that a Glass device does fall “within the purview and intent” of the state’s ban on driving with a monitor.
What is Google’s take on the issue? They made an official statement: “Glass is built to connect you more with the world around you, not distract you from it,” and urged that Explorers should “always use Glass responsibly and put their safety and the safety of others first”.