eported by the Detroit Free Press: A California woman pulled over for allegedly speeding was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel.
Cecelia Abadie of Temecula, Calif., posted the ticket to her Google+ page with the caption "A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!" Her post has received over 500 comments.
Abadie adds she was cited in San Diego for "driving with monitor visible to driver." The California Patrol confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that the citation was issued for violating California Vehicle Code 27602:
|This may be the first ticket issued for Google Glass.|
A person shall not drive a motor vehicle if a 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.CHP spokesman Jake Sanchez tells the Times officers aren't specifically looking out for Google Glass, but anything that could distract drivers.
In a response to a comment added to her post, Abadie says the device was not in use while she was behind the wheel. "Glass was not on and I honestly don't use it much while driving but I do wear."