August 1, 2013

Drivers could be BANNED from using #Google Glass in the #UK

The Department of Transport is said to be taking steps to try and make using Google Glass, pictured, while driving illegal in the UK - before the head-mounted device has even launched. The news comes as Google begins extending the rollout of the gadgets to the friends and family of people on its Glass Explorers program

It looks like the UK Government is looking to ban people using Google Glass whilst they are driving, according to a recent report by Stuff, who has received some information from the Department of Transport regarding Google Glass.

The average person blinks more than 15,000 times every 16 hours. Do you really want a bunch of distracted, blinking drivers on the streets?
Stuff were told by the Department of Transport that they are currently in discussions with the UK police about Google Glass, you can see the statement below.
“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.” 
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.”
How Google Glass works? Google's Glass Explorer programme was launched in February.
At the moment using a mobile phone in your car whilst driving that is not fixed to the car is an offence in the UK,and carries a £60 fine and 3 points on your license, the UK Government could introduce a similar fine for the use of Google Glass.

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