According to a recent report by CNET, a group of US Senators has posted a letter to Scott Forstall (Apple‘s iPhone software head) which insists Apple to remove all such App Store Applications which are used as an alert for DUI checkpoints by the users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to avoid sobriety test. It means that they are convincing Apple to stop the use of all those apps which are included in DUI Checkpoint apps for saving the lives of thousands of innocent children and other US citizen who are in danger of dying in drunk-driving crashes.
U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) are named as senders in the letter, which is addressed to Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone software, Scott Forstall. No specific applications are named, but the letter highlights apps that “contain a database of DUI [driving under the influence] checkpoints updated in real-time” as well as one that sends out real-time alerts about the existence of these checkpoints.
With more than 10,000 Americans dying in drunk-driving crashes every year, providing access to iPhone and iPad applications that alert users to DUI checkpoints is harmful to public safety,” the group wrote. “We know that your company shares our desire to end the scourge of drunk driving and we therefore would ask you to remove these applications from your store.”
The four US senators have also posted the same letter to Google and Research in Motion asking them to push those firms to eliminate parallel apps from their application stores. Research in Motion has already taken out all such apps providing data on DUI checkpoint locations.
Let’s wait & see the response of Apple on this particular letter asking them to remove the apps used by iDevices users for getting a pre-caution before reaching to DUI checkpoints to avoid sobriety test. We think that the pretty life of an individual is far far precious than some dirty bucks.
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