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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3. Bernoulli (limited) (Posts: 2586; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Well they should still be ticketed if they are using apple maps
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: 198; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Really? And just how big do you think those window mounted gps units are?