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Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

June 09, 2011  | 


Screenshot: iTunes Store.

Apple has laid down the law on apps that warn users of DUI checkpoints.

MacRumors highlighted the change in Apple's App Store Review Guidelines. "Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected."

Advocacy groups both for and against the sharing of DUI  checkpoint information have been sparring over the past few months. In March, a group of senators fired a letter to the mobile industry heavyweights calling for a ban of such apps.

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

Related: BlackBerry DUI Checkpoint App Pulled

Tags: DUI, Smartphones, Drunk Driving


Comments (3)

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LawMan @ 6/9/2011 9:24 PM

First off I want to say that I am a firm believer in law and order, however, I also believe in people's rights. I don't think that the government has a right to interfere in this situation. I don't want anybody driving drunk either but if the police have to work harder so that nobodys rights are violated then so be it.

James V Feragola @ 6/10/2011 8:16 AM

I'm glad they are pulling these apps. Anyone who says they don't agree with it has never seen a drunk hit and injure anyone or worse kill someone after "Avoiding" a checkpoint, I have and if any app is the cause of it, it is not anyone's right to hurt people while driving drunk.

Audra @ 6/10/2011 11:00 AM

Very well said James, and im sorry you had to experience the horror of witnessing that! I think people need to stop paying so much attention to thier rights and start paying more attention to thier wrongs! Be a law abiding, decent person and you will have nothing to worry about in the first place!!!

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