Apple and Google Apps help drunk drivers avoid ‘Driving Under Influence’ (DUI) checkpoints: The U.S. Congress perplexed

Google, Apple and RIM (Research in Motion) have been under the U.S. Senators scanner for making available smartphone apps that help drunk drivers avoid the DUI checkpoints.

Apps such as apps such as DUI Dodger, Buzzed, Checkpoint Wingman and PhantomALERT by Google and Apple have been alleged to help people break the law by sharing such information through these smartphone devices. At the outset, these apps seem to be against public policy and public health.

Applications that are, in a very discreet sense, helping drivers DUI dodge the legal strictures have to be withdrawn, is what some Senators feel.

Research in Motion has obliged so far, Apple and Google are still reviewing the situation. See this.

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