01/17/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
California – A traffic citation was dismissed for a California woman ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving. As reported by Reuters, a San Diego court commissioner dismissed the ticket on Thursday citing a lack of proof that the device was in operation at the time.
Cecilia Abadie, who was issued the citation in October after being stopped for speeding, was one of thousands of people testing the device for Google Inc.
Court Commissioner John Blair is quoted by Reuters as stating of his decision, “There is no testimony it was operating or in use while Ms. Abadie was driving.”
Abadie’s speeding ticket was also dismissed after an expert failed to appear to provide testimony related to the calibration on the officer’s speedometer.
The headline making case has raised questions regarding issues with distracted driving. Google is quoted by Reuters as saying in a statement about its device, “Glass is built to connect you more with the world around you, not distract you from it.”
This report is provided by Justice News Flash – San Diego Legal News
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