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” (

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” ( The senators argued that the applications in question are “harmful to public safety” because they could allow drunk drivers to evade police detection.