In a recent letter to Apple, Google, and Research in Motion (BlackBerry), four democratic senators urged the companies to remove apps that provide users with information about DUI checkpoints.
"With more than 10,000 Americans dying in drunk-driving crashes every year, providing access to applications that alert users to DUI checkpoints is harmful to public safety," according to the letter, which was signed by Sens. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, and Mark Udall. They also stated in their letter that, "one application contains a database of DUI checkpoints updated in real-time. Another application, with more than 10 million users, also allows users to alert each other to DUI checkpoints in real time. Giving drunk drivers a free tool to evade checkpoints, putting innocent families and children at risk, is a matter of public concern."
The senators asked the companies to remove the apps, unless the app creators remove DUI or DWI checkpoint functionality.
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