Maps ok to read on cellphones while driving, says California's 5th district Court of Appeal
But in an 18 page decision handed down Thursday by the 5th District Court of Appeal in California, the appellate judges said that while the law could have been written more clearly, it was obvious that it was not intended to cover those using their phone as a map. The law cited by the officer who ticketed Spriggs states that drivers can not use their phone for talking or listening while driving.
So don't worry next time you need to use a mapping app while driving in the state of California. The law, as of now, is on your side.
4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ummm, ok, but, it will be a distraction to drivers - in California, almost no one here knows how to drive a vehicle, properly and safely, and now the law says they can operate their vehicles while looking at their map app...
Now, they should make illegal to do so on a tiny iphone...3.5-4 inches of screen to look at a map is small...
5. jphillips63 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Really? And just how big do you think those window mounted gps units are?