By Vamien McKalin | Mar 25, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
Texting while driving is dangerous, but how about Glass-ing while driving? That could be dangerous as well, and that's why West Virginia is banning drivers from using Google Glass while behind the steering wheel.
Lawmakers in West Virginia are not trying to only put a ban on Google Glass; the new bill is about all wearable computing devices that are capable of distracting the driver. Such a bill may not make sense to some, but with all the features Google Glass is bringing to the table, users would feel compelled to take advantage of Glass anywhere possible.
Chris Matyszczyk from CNET reached out to a Republican named Gary G. Howell, who is also sponsoring the bill:
"I actually like the idea of the product and I believe it is the future, but last legislature we worked long and hard on a no-texting-and-driving law. It is mostly the young that are the tech-savvy that try new things. They are also our most vulnerable and underskilled drivers. We heard of many crashes caused by texting and driving, most involving our youngest drivers. I see the Google Glass as an extension," Howell said.
It's a wise move; no one should be on the freeway while checking up on their Facebook status via a wearable computing device such as Google Glass. This distracts drivers from the task at hand, and could possibly cause deadly effects.
Not everyone is in agreement with West Virginia's move, but they will end up being the same people calling for a law to be put in place when some crazed Google Glass driver runs someone over while watching porn.
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