Ban Google Glass While Driving, Says State Lawmaker

January 14, 2014 | Andy Cush

Felix Ortiz, a New York state assemblyman from Brooklyn, introduced a bill that would ban using Google Glass while driving statewide, DNAinfo reports. Supporters of Ortiz’s bill might argue that, duh, you shouldn’t be on the road with a screen mere centimeters from your face. Detractors would say that Glass allows you to do the things you’d ordinarily do with your smartphone or GPS, without actually taking your eyes off the road.

Jake Steinerman, a developer who created a Glass app called DriveSafe, says he drives with his specs regularly, and that “those trying to ban Glass while driving stems from a fear of the unknown.” I’ve never used Glass, so I don’t know where to come down. Is it really that easy to focus on the outside world while wearing them. Will I be able to resist the urge to play QuizUp behind the wheel?

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