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"Senators call for takedown of iPhone apps that locate DUI checkpoints"

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  • Started 11 years ago by chdot
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  1. chdot
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    Not the UK, and not cycling directly, but it's an interesting view on rights and responsibilities that contrasts with the (apparent) clamour over here to remove speed cameras etc.

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    According to the senators, the apps in question are "harmful to public safety" because they could allow drunk drivers to evade police detection.  

    "Giving drunk drivers a free tool to evade checkpoints, putting innocent families and children at risk, is a matter of public concern,” the senators said. “We hope that you will give our request to remove these applications from your store immediate consideration.” 

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    http://appleinsider.com/articles/11/03/23/senators_call_for_takedown_of_iphone_apps_that_locate_dui_checkpoints.html

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. splitshift
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    similar ish vein, driver was prosecuted for perverting the watsits of justice by flashing at on coming drivers to warn of speed cameras. Surely we just want the crime to stop, not just collect fines ! Obviously DUI is a far more serious crime and all avenues to end it and prosecute to the full extent of the law should be encouraged. If they are too drunk to drive then could they operate an I phone pad thingy ? If the drunks can get them, then surely the cops can as well and set up covert checks on surrounding streets.? Just do the same as here, bag every one involved in a stop, no matter what ! no sympathy here am afraid !

    Posted 11 years ago #

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