Legislation against Google Glass in traffic is coming

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2 February, 2014

Now that the use of Google Glass is emerging in the United States, the first initiatives to regulate this technology arise. Next month, the legislator in the state Wyoming will look into one of the first legislative proposals that has originated in response to Google Glass. A legislative proposal from the Democratic Senator Floyd Esquibel forbids the use of “wearable computers” in traffic.

“Common sense would tell you that you really don’t need to look at a little computer while driving, that it endangers you, your passengers, and other drivers,” Esquibel says.

For several months, the smart glasses from Google are a topic of political debate in West Virginia and California as well. For example, in California, the police fined a woman because she drove with a Google Glass on. However, this fine was withdrawn, because it was unclear whether the woman had committed a criminal offense. In West Virginia, a legislative process has started to forbid driving with Google Glasses on, just as in Wyoming.

Read more at Ars Technica.

Jonathan Toornstra
Jonathan Toornstra

Legal researcher

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