Law is pre-emptive strike against Google Glass

Published 12/10 2013 11:54AM

Updated 12/10 2013 11:57AM

SPRINGFIELD -- There are already strict laws in Illinois banning texting and talking on the phone while driving. Now, one lawmaker wants to ban another piece of technology behind the wheel.

You can't even buy a pair yet, but already lawmakers want to put a stop to using Google Glass while driving. It's a smart-computer and camera built into a pair of glasses. You can take pictures and video, surf the web and a GPS is built right into the lens.

The problem is, lawmakers and law enforcement officials worry it's going to be another thing which will cause drivers to take their eyes off the road causing accidents. Experts say, as technology advances, distracted driving is becoming more common and more dangerous.

No other state has a law like this on the books yet. Police say enforcing it will be touch since it's difficult to tell if a person is wearing Google Glass or regular glasses. The devices are supposed to go on sale for everyone starting next year.

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