Google Glass's first citation
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Mobile Tech
I've written about Google Glass before...never figured California had the brains to enact a truly positive statute like this one.
Well, that lady just received a citation in part for distracted driving....
She might just beat it:
"California state law pertaining to the incident, V C Section 27602 Television, states that 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.”
That portion of the law seems pretty cut and dry, but...points out that there is a list of exceptions to the law, one of which could applicable to the device: “a visual display used to enhance or supplement the driver’s view forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor vehicle for the purpose of maneuvering the vehicle.”
I think it's more a distraction, and shouldn't be considered in the same way as cams enhancing the rear view in SUVs.
In fact, the solid part of the unit does obscure the right visual field of the driver. It does not 'enhance' anything but one's chances of getting in an accident and hurting, maiming or killing ones self and/or others.
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