Drivers could be banned from using Google Glass before the device even launches

Google Glass is described as a wearable computer, with an optical head mounted display. It shows images on this built-in display. Google Glass displays information in a smart phone like way but in a hands-free format. However, Google Glass is not due to be launched in the UK for at least a year.
However, it is understood that the Department of Transport is presently looking at trying to make the use of “Google Glass” whilst driving illegal in the UK. The Government argues that its use would distract drivers.
Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving was made a criminal offence in the UK in December 2003 but using a hands-free device is currently allowed. Under the plans being discussed by the Government, the rules could see drivers receiving a £60 fine and three penalty points if they were found using Google Glass whilst driving.
For advice on transport law, contact Jared Dunbar at Dyne Solicitors on 01829 773 105.
Content is believed to be correct at time of writing. Content written on 20 August 2013.

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