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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 18:30

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Wondering what West Virginia and Britain have in common? This. After hearing that a bill in WV would outlaw Google Glass for motorists in the state, a new report from Stuff suggests that the United Kingdom is considering something comparable. A Department for Transport spokesperson was quoted as saying the following:
 
"We are aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and are in discussion with the Police to ensure that individuals do not use this technology while driving. It is important that drivers give their full attention to the road when they are behind the wheel and do not behave in a way that stops them from observing what is happening on the road."
 
He went on to affirm that a range of penalties already exist in order to punish drivers who aren't "paying proper attention to the road," and while a law has yet to be passed targetting Glass specifically, it certainly sounds as if that type of modification is on the table. Silver lining? North Korea has yet to issue a similarly depressing condemnation of the headset.

 

 

 



#2 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 20:54

Sensible. The only thing people should be doing when driving is watching the damned road, not some vids of their friends on youtube.



#3 Crisp

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 20:57

Good.



#4 Growled

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 20:58

I guess they forget that we'll have Google driven cars by then. ;)



#5 HawkMan

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:11

of course like all the anti GPS and phone and such laws, it's unecessary.

 

It's already covered under the laws that say you should be distracted and pay attention to the road and driving. 



#6 Rohdekill

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:13

As if this will get enforced.  What if the glasses are on and no video is playing?

 

This will have the same problem enforcing as the no text and drive laws.  Heck, my local police were even on tv saying they could pull up next to a vehicle, see a teen pushing away at buttons on his cell and they CANNOT do a thing about it.  Why?  Because the law is "no-texting", yet there are hundreds of reasons a person could be pushing buttons on a phone, all of which are perfectly legal.  Unless there is solid evidence of text messaging occurring, no stop can be made.



#7 spenser.d

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:44

As if this will get enforced.  What if the glasses are on and no video is playing?

 

This will have the same problem enforcing as the no text and drive laws.  Heck, my local police were even on tv saying they could pull up next to a vehicle, see a teen pushing away at buttons on his cell and they CANNOT do a thing about it.  Why?  Because the law is "no-texting", yet there are hundreds of reasons a person could be pushing buttons on a phone, all of which are perfectly legal.  Unless there is solid evidence of text messaging occurring, no stop can be made.

 

That's not how it works in most states.  If you're pressing buttons on your phone, you can usually be ticketed.

 

And there's no reason to wear them while driving, or use your phone while driving, or do anything but pay attention to the damn road while driving.

 

It's astounding that, against all evidence, people think they're god-like at driving and can do whatever they want and won't end up causing an accident some day.