Published : 2013-10-31 16:05
Updated : 2013-10-31 16:05
Wearing Google Glass is widely deemed tech-savvy, but it can also become a short cut to a traffic ticket, at least in the United States.
It was reported that California Highway Patrol fined Google Glass user Cecilia Abadie for speeding and, more importantly, wearing the cutting-edge gadget while driving.
Abadie was issued a ticket for “driving with a monitor visible to the driver.” According to California law, it’s illegal to drive with a video screen near the driver’s seat, except for GPS.
She reportedly refused to pay the fine and instead will plead for her innocence at a trial scheduled for Dec. 30 this year.
According to U.S. media, this is the first case of a driver receiving a fine for using wearable computers. Google said that users “should always use Glass responsibly and put their safety and the safety of others first.”
By Sung Jin-woo, Intern reporter