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Calif. woman ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glasses

Google Glass may come from California, but that doesn\'t mean you should drive while wearing them.

A woman driving in San Diego was ticketed by police this week for wearing her Google Glass while behind the wheel of a car.

A California Highway Patrol officer in San Diego ticketed Ceceila Abadie for "driving with monitor visible to driver," or California Vehicle Code 27602, which is intended to prevent drivers from looking at computer or television monitors while they operate a vehicle.

Google Glass isn't quite a monitor; instead, it's a glasses-like computer that features a built-in miniature display.

"A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!" Abadie wrote in a post made on her Google+ page.

Abadie was initially pulled over by police on Interstate 15 for driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, not for wearing her Google Glass while behind the wheel. However, the police officer gave her two tickets - one for exceeding the speed limit and the other for violating Code 27602.

The incident is the first known example of a driver being cited for wearing Google Glass, the miniature computer system that is technically in a prototype development stage.

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