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Driver cited for wearing Google Glass while driving given free pass

The first person ticketed for wearing smart glasses while driving had the citation thrown out in court, but the fun is only starting.

Published Fri, Jan 17 2014 8:13 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

A California woman ticketed for reportedly driving while using the Google Glass eyeglass device recently had the ticket thrown out. Driver Cecilia Abadie was given a ticket under a citation that requires the officer to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Google Glass was on and being used at the time, but the officer wasn't able to offer definitive proof.

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Abadie was initially pulled over for speeding by the California Highway Patrol in San Diego, California, when the officer noticed her wearing the Google Glass headset.

As smart glasses become more prevalent, this is an issue that could occur in states across the United States in the future. Legal analysts believe this ruling is important but won't set a future precedent as courts and lawmakers will try to ensure this type of future behavior is limited.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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