Court ruling on smartphone map use while driving

In California, a recent court ruling has madeSmart Phone it illegal to use apps like Google Maps on your smartphone while the driver is driving. This is similar to the illegal activity of texting while driving, when there is no hands free solution. The theory behind this ruling is supported by the argument that map applications on smartphones are different from other distractions. However, critics find that these smartapps are no different from other distractions you use in the car such as car-based GPS systems that get clipped to the car dashboard, climate control or audio systems, changing CDs, or reading printed out map directions. Read more.

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