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Woman Ticketed for Driving With Google Glass Prepares Her Defense

Woman Ticketed for Driving With Google Glass Prepares Her Defenseblog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Cecilia Abadie was pulled over on suspicion of speeding in October. The California Highway Patrol officer saw she had Google Glass and tacked on a ticket usually reserved for motorists whose safe driving could be impaired by a video screen. According to 10News, she recently appeared in San Diego traffic court and pleaded not guilty to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google’s computer-in-an-eyeglass known as Google Glass.

Abadie said she believes the California Vehicle Code needs to be revised.”We have these old laws trying to be applied to new technology. When these laws were designed, the technology did not exist. I believe this technology might help solve the problem with cell phones in cars and be true hands-free device for cars,” said Abadie.

Her lawyer says she will testify at a trial scheduled for January that the glasses were not on when Abadie was driving, but activated when she looked up at the officer. Defense attorney William Concidine told 10News, “She was not watching the Google Glass, although she did have it on her face. It only operates when turned on and only momentarily if you decide to keep it on that long. Our defense is she wasn’t driving with it on, but it did come on after she was contacted by the officer.” The law states that the device must “be operating” to warrant a citation, but Abadie denies that. –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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