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Maps ok to read on cellphones while driving, says California's 5th district Court of Appeal

0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2014, 09:49 posted on

A California state appeals court threw out a $165 ticket given to Steven Spriggs back in 2012, for looking at his Apple iPhone 4 while behind the wheel of his car, stuck in traffic. Spriggs was in a traffic jam created by construction, when he grabbed his smartphone to find an alternate route using a map on the handset. A California Highway Patrol officer spotted what he thought was an infraction of California's strict law prohibiting cellphone use behind the wheel...

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posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:52

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3697; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Killer on the road,..

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:23

2. Mrmark (Posts: 178; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)

Does that mean I can get my money back.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:29

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 2128; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

Well they should still be ticketed if they are using apple maps

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 21:23

4. networkdood (Posts: 6329; 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...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 22:32

5. jphillips63 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Really? And just how big do you think those window mounted gps units are?

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