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Apple Bans Apps That Pinpoint DUI Checkpoints

Apple Bans Apps That Pinpoint DUI Checkpoints

Posted June 8, 2011 at 4:25pm by iClarified
Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reject applications that specify the location of DUI checkpoints, according to AutoBlog.

The updated terms come a few months after a group of U.S. Senators sent letters of concern to Apple, Google and RIM, asking the smartphone companies to remove any and all apps that would inform users of DUI checkpoints.

Section 22.8 states:
Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected.


It's unclear whether Apple will take steps to remove popular apps such as Trapster from the App Store.

Read More [via MacStories]


Apple Bans Apps That Pinpoint DUI Checkpoints
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Toby
Toby - June 8, 2011 at 6:24pm
In Australia we even have a law that requires police to put up a physical sign on the road informing that a trap is used in a location as you drive by.
detective sims
detective sims - June 8, 2011 at 6:59pm
That kind of defeats the purpose.
Martin
Martin - June 8, 2011 at 8:11pm
That really depends on the purpose!! Is the purpose to write as many tickets as possible? Then it would defeats the purpose... If the purpose is (which i would hope) to make people slow down to improve safety in that area... Then the purpose is NOT defeated by putting up signs warning about the "trap"
Toby
Toby - June 8, 2011 at 6:21pm
In Australia all trap info is published on tv, online and radio.
aa2007
aa2007 - June 8, 2011 at 5:30pm
In the UK this would not work as you have to be told where the traps are.
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