Google Maps while driving became a "crime" in Nova Scotia

Driver in a Mitsubishi Galant using a hand hel...
Driver in a Mitsubishi Galant using a hand held mobile phone violating New York State law. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(by pio dal cin) Pamela Ferguson was checking on +Google Maps , in May of 2012 when she was pulled over on Highway 103 in Lunenburg County Nova Scotia. She told the officer that she wasn't texiìting of using her cell phone, but just checking an adress on +Google Maps .

They went to court and Ferguson was acquitted because the judge ruled that the restrictions only applied to cellphone's traditional functions.

The decision was appealed and On Thursday Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruled that Pamela Ferguson was using a "hand held cellular telephone" while driving

"The trial judge erred in adopting the definition of a hand-held cellular telephone,” the court documents say. “Ms. Ferguson was using her hand-held cellular device while operating a vehicle on a highway.”

What would it be like when Google Glass will be used widely in cars and public trasportations? Hard to tell but it will be nice to find out ten years from now how the general public will react when there will be accidents caused by drivers using the #Glass in their cars .


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