- Friday, 06 May 2011 15:15
Smart phone applications are an incredible tool that allows us to simultaneously check our bank balance, read reviews about the restaurant next door, and make plenty of new Facebook friends. One thing attorneys general for Delaware and Maryland, as well as four democratic senators, are hoping apps won’t let us do is find out where DUI checkpoints
Published by The Atlanta Journal Constitution on March 29th
, the senators and Attorneys General announced their actions to implore smart phone giants Google and Apple Inc. to pull this type of application from their digital app store shelves. Similar to the highly contested apps available to track speed traps and fight Georgia speeding tickets
, the DUI apps are said to feature records of known DUI checkpoints and allow other users to report additional checkpoint locations.
In the article, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was quoted explaining the reason for his actions against the DUI app developers, “We are urging Apple and Google to do the right thing and join us in keeping drunk drivers off our roads, not provide them with a road map to avoid checkpoints that are meant to protect our families.”
The article concluded with an unconfirmed statement from the senators that RIM, the development company for Black Berry phones, that they would acquiesce to the requests and remove the products from the app selection. While the debate still wages about whether or not these apps violate the phone companies’ content policies, the fact remains that you should know your driving rights
. If you’re stopped for DUI
, get a speeding ticket, are caught texting while driving, you need to know what your legally bound to admit and/or do.
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