A software developer who received a citation for wearing Google Glass while driving was found not guilty by San Diego County Traffic Court Commissioner John Blair. The ticket was issued to Cecilia Abadie on October 29 after being pulled over for speeding while driving along Interstate 15. In addition to speeding, she was cited for "Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass)."
It's illegal in California to drive with a video or TV screen turned on and visible to the driver. However, Blair ruled that there was no evidence to prove Glass was operating while Abadie was driving, the Associated Pressreports. What he did not do, however, is rule that it's legal to drive with Glass turned on, adding that the device does indeed fall under California Vehicle Code 27602, explained above.
The decision is an interesting one as some say the lower court ruling avoids setting a precedent, but does open the door to future challenges. Abadie is believed to be the first person to receive a ticket for wearing Glass while driving.