Illinois could bar drivers from using Google Glass

Google’s new computerized glasses aren’t on sale to the general public yet, but the devices already have lawmakers in Illinois and several other states concerned that they’ll become the latest deadly distraction for drivers.

Recently covered by the Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois state Senator Ira Silverstein filed legislation last week that would bar drivers from getting behind the wheel while wearing Google Glass. While Google Glass still isn’t available to the public yet, this early legislation matches similar proposals pitched by lawmakers in Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia. If the legislation passes, the law that would allow police to ticket motorists that refuse to take off the advanced hardware while driving, very similar to ticketing drivers that use their smartphone to text while driving.

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