Is California Traffic Rule Seems Putting Brake In Google Glass Success

Innovation and regulation have once again crashed. This time on the highways of California when a lady was driving her car wearing Google Glass.

Is California Traffic Rule Seems Putting Brake In Google Glass Success

In California the law says driving is not allowed with the use of a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal that produces entertainment or business applications” which is “visible to the driver while driving the motor vehicle.”

Google says the tiny eyewear gadget will help drivers to find their destination along with other related benefits.

Now, which to believe? Both are right in their own way, but Cecilia Abadie was issued a ticket. She was pulled over on 1-15 in San Diego County for speeding.

The California Highway Patrol officer said the lady from Temecula was wearing the technology-based spectacle and was akin to watching television while driving.

Abadie took to social network about the incidence and posted the issued ticket on Google+. She also mentioned honestly the Glass was not switched on then when she was driving. Well, the officer interpreted the Google Glass monitor could disrupt or distract her view.

Apart from California, most of the other states too follows the same traffic regulations. Watching television screen while driving is prohibited, but the exception is with global positioning systems (GPS) and mapping.

However, Google sings a different tune now. It said the law is not very clear and writes on its FAQ page, “Most states have passed laws limiting the use of mobile devices while driving any motor vehicle, and most states post those rules on their department of motor vehicles websites… Read up and follow the law!”

Amid all these, the 44-year-old lady says she may fight the ticket.