“A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!” wrote Abadie on Google Plus. “The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass). Is #GoogleGlass illegal while driving or is this cop wrong? Any legal advice is appreciated!”
The regulation cited section 27602 of the California regulations, which state that “a person shall not drive a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen … is visible to the driver while driving the motor vehicle.”
The display on Google Glass is off unless actively being used, and the display is designed to sit out of the line of sight. But the infraction could help clarify what promises to be a thorny legal area, as other companies seeks to create internet connected eyewear and more.