Google Glass might soon be banned for drivers in Illinois
This would be a procedure quite similar to drivers receiving tickets for texting while driving
Right before Google Glass smart gear even goes on sale to the future explorers, Illinois might become the latest state to prevent drivers from using the device on the road, as it came clear today. The state senator, Ira Silverstein, filed the legislation to ban the usage of the smart gear while getting behind the wheel. Similar proposals have already pitches in New Jersey, West Virginia and Delaware and if this legislation passes, the motorists who refuse to take off their Google Glass hardware might experience the hands of law passing them tickets.
This would be a procedure quite similar to drivers receiving tickets for texting while driving. In this order of thoughts, the Illinois senator claims that the smart gear would be just another way to get people distracted on the road and that is the last place anyone’s concentration should be interrupted.
Well, let’s be perfectly honest here. Where people can’t distinguish right from wrong and what is appropriate or not, authorities must enter the scene and decide what’s best for everyone. It’s a shame that people would write text messages or enjoy other not-in-the-right-time activities while driving, if there wasn’t a law preventing them from doing it. But aside from people’s psychology, Google Glass is technically a hands free device. The only problem is its visual display that can seriously interfere not only with the drivers’ attention, but also with their vision. Of course, anyone with a common sense won’t use such a device while driving, as for anyone else- the law will also forbid them from watching media or TV-shows while being behind the wheel.
On the other hand, such devices could be also pretty helpful as they offer GPS directions, mapping software and therefore enhanced driving experience. Google Glass might gain some red points with that before the law rolls out, meaning in the end the ban might appear only for some of the distracting application. Stay tuned.
Source: Digital Trends