San Diego woman, Cecilia Abadie, said she was cited for driving with Google Glass
Abadie is first known person to receive ticket
Last Updated: 43 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A local woman posted on her social media account that she received a traffic citation for wearing Google Glass.
Cecilia Abadie said she received a speeding ticket Tuesday, posting the following on her public Google+ account:
"A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing a Google Glass while driving!
The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass).
Is #GoogleGlass ilegal while driving or is this cop wrong???
Any legal advice is appreciated!! This happened in California. Do you know any other #GlassExplorers that got a similar ticket anywhere in the US?"
Abadie, whose account says that she works for San Diego-based Full Swing Golf, Inc., also posted a copy of the citation issued by a California Highway Patrol officer.
She responded to other Google+ users' questions and acknowledged wearing the device but said it was not on. She also said, "... I honestly don't use it much while driving but I do wear. He kept saying it was blocking my view ..."
To clarify Abadie's citation, the CHP issued this statement:
"CHP stopped the motorist for speeding and subsequently issued a citation for speeding and for driving with a monitor visible in violation of California Vehicle Code 27602. That section states that it is against the law in California for a motorist to '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.'"
Abadie is reportedly the first known person to receive a citation for driving while wearing Google Glass.
Glass is worn like a pair of glasses, and it comes with clear and tinted lenses to wear with the device. It projects a small computer screen into a crystal display above the user's right eye.
Simple voice commands or a light touch to the side control the device. It can send emails, take pictures and video, search the Internet and download apps.
According to ABC News, Abadie is one of Google Glass' early adopters.
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