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Drivers warned over Google Glass

Those using the "wearable computer" device Google Glass while at the wheel will fall foul of driving regulations, the Government has warned.

Worn like spectacles, Google Glass has a small screen just above the right eye and users can take a picture, record a video and read messages.

It is expected that the device, in which users "tell" the computer what to do, will be on sale next year.

The Department for Transport said: "It is important that drivers give their full attention when they are behind the wheel and do not behave in a way that stops them from observing what is happening on the road.

"A range of offences and penalties already exist to tackle those drivers who do not pay proper attention to the road, including careless driving which will soon become a fixed penalty offence.

"We are aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and are in discussion with the police to ensure that individuals do not use this technology while driving."

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