Driving penalties to be installed if caught wearing Google Glass
Everyday we are nearing that time, which many people have got on countdown – the release of Google Glass. The Internet sensation plans to release its much-hyped product at some point next year, however they have received a considerable set back, which I don’t think will surprise too many people – even themselves.
With 12 months still to go before the planned release of Google Glass, the Department for Transport has already put a dent in the companies’ retail figures by announcing that wearing a pair of the popular headset will result in a driving offence. The Department of Transport fears that wearing the glasses could distract users. As mentioned though, this comes as no real surprise, due to the fact you can take pictures, videos and read messages as you drive.
Google argue that the product is smaller than normal spectacles and drivers will have the benefit of interacting with the web, but being less intrusive than a mobile phone. However, there are many driving laws already in place to influence drivers to keep all eyes on the road and even if by using Google Glass you could have both hands on the wheel, it makes no difference if there eyes are focused on something else.
It is yet to be stated what penalty law will be set in place for wearing the headsets whilst driving.