Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint apps
|June 14, 2011||Posted by jake under Apple, Latest iPhone Apps & Software|
Apple has banned DUI Checkpoint apps and has summated redundancy to the App store Review Guidelines in response to letters sent by U.S Senators. Four Democratic U.S Senators sent requesting letters to apple earlier this year to ban DUI Checkpoint apps. The letter requested Apple to remove apps that provide a database of Driving under the Influence Checkpoints updated in real time.
Those apps which contain DUI checkpoints and they are not created by law enforcement agencies, or promote and encourage drunk driving will be banned. Some law enforcement agencies publish where DUI checkpoints will be located ahead of time, and these notices have been exempted from the ban.
When the legislators sent their letter, many of the apps in question also provide information on speed traps, red light and speed cameras, accidents, and other traffic conditions, several of which have also been considered arguable. However, the new Guidelines only mention DUI checkpoints.