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California Driver Found Not Guilty for Wearing Google Glass While Driving

A California driver says she was wearing the device but it wasn't turned on while she was at the wheel when she was ticketed

A California woman who was ticketed in October for wearing Google Glass while driving was found not guilty Wednesday when a judge ruled there was no evidence that she actually used the device while driving.

Cecilia Abadae was ticket for speeding on Interstate 15 on October 29 of last year and received an extra citation for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel. Abadie said she was not using the hands-free device, she was just wearing it, and that it automatically activated when the officer approached her vehicle, NBC San Diego reports.

The citation was for driving with a visible monitor in the car, but Abadie’s lawyers argued that Google Glass was invented after that law, which typically refers to TV monitors and video screens, was passed.

“There’s nothing illegal about wearing Google Glass while driving your vehicle,” Abadie’s attorney said.


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