Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

Buzzed Banned

Bravo!

We never liked these apps to begin with and we’re happy to hear Apple has decided to not allow any more of them!

After pressure from U.S. senators, Apple will ban the sale of any future applications that reveal the locations of DUI checkpoints not publicized by police.

The company released updated review guidelines for its online store, reading:

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

While senators applaud the move, they’re still not as satisfied as they’d like to be since the guideline only effects FUTURE apps.

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said:

“I strongly encourage Apple to take the next responsible step of removing all applications that allow unsafe drivers to evade police checkpoints.”

It’s definitely a step in the right direction, but we feel these apps only do more harm then good by putting other drivers at risk.

Not only will drunk drivers be DRUNK, but they’ll be fiddling around on their cell phones to avoid getting caught!

Do U think Apple made the right move or should they have removed all existing applications that reveal the locations of DUI checkpoints?

Jun 11, 2011 1:20pm PDT

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