Wyoming lawmaker wants to ban Google Glass when behind the wheel

Friday, 31 January 2014 21:23 Written by DFM Team

A Wyoming state senator has become the latest legislator to introduce a bill that would effectively ban Google Glass while driving.

The bill, which will be voted on when the state’s legislature reconvenes next month, simply states:

No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a public street or highway while using a wearable computer with head mounted display, or while using a handheld electronic wireless communication device to write, send, or read a text-based communication.

"Common sense would tell you that you really don't need to look at a little computer while driving, that it endangers you, your passengers, and other drivers," Sen. Floyd Esquibel (D) told Reuters on Wednesday.

Esquibel did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.

Earlier this month, a California woman was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving, but police could not prove in court that the device was in operation at the time. Last spring, lawmakers in West Virginia also proposed legislation similar to that introduced in Wyoming.

Source: ArsTechnica