BlackBerry will ban app that helps drivers avoid DUI checkpoints

Avoid a DUI App Apple iPhone
Avoid a DUI App Apple iPhone

There is a smartphone app for virtually everything. The RIM Blackberry App World even has an app that warns drivers about DUI checkpoints. A number of democratic senators wrote major smartphone manufacturers recently, asking them to ban such applications.

RIM said that it will be banning the application, while Google’s Android App Market and Apple’s App Store have yet to respond. The move comes after Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., wrote major smartphone manufacturers asking them to bar the applications.

“Drunk drivers will soon have one less tool to evade law enforcement and endanger our friends and families,” said the senators in joint statement. “We appreciate RIM’s immediate reply and urge the other smartphone makers to quickly follow suit.”

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Detroit News