iPhone and iPad maker Apple Inc. have formally chosen to block apps that encourage drunk driving.
The tech giant openly disqualified apps that let drivers avoid driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints.
Section 22.8 of the latest guidelines states that “Apps which contain DUI checkpoint that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving will be rejected.”
The plan appeared four months after four Democratic U.S. senators Harry Reid (D-Nev), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M) sent a letter to an Apple, Google, and R.I.M inquiring them to record the apps that explain the locations of police checkpoints, red light cameras and speed traps.
RIM quickened to take away all of the DUI checkpoint apps from the BlackBerry App World store in the same week.
On the other hand, Apple and Google partially rejected. At last, who received pressure from Senator Schumer at a present privacy hearing on Capitol Hill, determined to record the app.
The rule merely disallows DUI checkpoint apps.
Schumer said in a statement, “Apple has done the right thing in barring new DUI applications, but this victory will remain only half-won until the existing apps are removed from the store. This is about eliminating tools that people currently have to avoid drunk driving checkpoints, and leaving these dangerous apps online would be a major and dangerous loophole.”
PCMag.com reported that there were still some DUI checkpoint apps in the App Store counting DUI Dodger ($2.99), Mr.DUI (free), and Buzzed ($0.99).as of Thursday afternoon.