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California Woman Receives First Ticket For Driving with Google Glass

first-google-glass-ticket-ceciliaCecilia Abadie is the first recorded person to receive a ticket after being pulled over for speeding.  Cecilia says the ticket was for “driving with monitor visible to driver.”

From Cecilia’s Google+ Page:

A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing 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?


The California Highway Patrol confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that the citation was issued for violating California Vehicle Code 27602:

A person shall not 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.

A lot of comments on her Google Plus page are telling her to fight for it, what do you think?  Is it OK to use Google glass while driving?

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