oa De Rebus - Is using your wearable technology while driving a traffic offence? : practice note

Volume 2015, Issue 551
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Google Glass (a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass, accessed 10-3-2015)) and Smart Watches (wearable technology or wearables) became available to South African consumers for the first time in 2014. Since then consumers have wanted to know if they could be fined by traffic services for using these wearables while driving. The short answer is that no official view has been expressed by South African traffic services but this does not mean consumers are in the clear.

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