Drivers banned from wearing Google Glass

1 August 2013

google-glass The Department for Transport has decided that drivers won't be allowed to wear Google Glass while they're behind the wheel. You may be able to watch dirty videos in a lay-by, but you definitely won't be allowed to use it as a satnav while in motion.

A spokesman said: "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."

"A range of offences and penalties already exist to tackle those drivers who do not pay proper attention to the road including careless driving which will become a fixed penalty offence later this year."

"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."

So there you have it. You can be distracted by children, the stereo in your car, your surroundings, your hands-free phone and your satnav, but not Google Glass.

TOPICS:   Technology   Motoring   Gadgets


  • klingelton
    much better that people take their eyes off the road to look at a minuscule screen to tell them where to go. Way to go, government. Way to go.
  • amazon s.
    No, I'm with the condems on this. If these glasses become popular (I doubt they will) Then as a pedestrian/other driver, I would not like idiots to be driving along updating their shitter/failbook accounts or watching JK on itv player instead of checking the road every now and then thanks.
  • Captain W.
    ^ did you mean condemns or condoms? Agree though, the last thing we want is people updating faecebook on the road. There's enough shit posted already without increasing its frequency.
  • shakesheadsadly
    So instead of checking something in my peripheral vision, I shall take my eyes totally off the road to look at my dash mounted satnav, while tuning my stereo and lighting a fag. All of which are totally legal. They don't really live on this planet, do they? Ban it all, or ban none of it. Preferably the former.
  • tom
    Just make it illegal to crash.

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