A bill to ban "using a wearable computer with head mounted display" has been proposed in the West Virginia legislature. The state already has bans on texting while driving and using a phone without a hands-free device.
The sponsor of the bill, Republican Gary G Howell, told CNet he actually likes the Google Glass concept, but thinks the glasses introduce a dangerous distraction for drivers.
He may be right. Though, I've nearly been hit by a driver eating an ice cream cone, and a couple of more who were having distracting conversations with a passenger. Do we ban open food in the car? Or talking? I bet you know someone who has had an incident or a close call while meddling with their music or their navigational device. A navigational prompt in Glass rather than in the center of the dash seems safer.
Google Glass could be developed to improve driver safety by working with car manufacturers. Could Glass one day improve visibility impaired fog or rain? Integration with the car's climate controls or even speedometer could possibly improve safety.