In conjunction with this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, and part of the new approval process includes a section that prohibits the inclusion of DUI checkpoints in iOS apps, notes “Autoblog” (http://macte.ch/WIfFF).
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.”
In March, a group of Democratic U.S. Senators — Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall — banded together to send letters to Apple, Google and Research in Motion, requesting that they remove applications from their respective digital stores that notify users of police checkpoints, notes “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com). The senators argued that the applications in question are “harmful to public safety” because they could allow drunk drivers to evade police detection.