PSA: Don’t Check Maps While You’re Driving

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Just in case you thought that attempting to navigate Google Maps on your smartphone while driving on the freeway was acceptable, a United States court has ruled that the action is unlawful. According to Hon. W. Kent Hamlin, presiding over a California appeals court, viewing maps on your mobile phone is an issue because of the hands-on use that is required to perform such an action.

Most new vehicles come equipped with a touchscreen satellite navigation system nowadays anyways, but this ruling now sets a precedent across the United States for usage of Google Maps and the likes in your hands while operating a motor vehicle. Do you agree that trying to tap, swipe or navigate Google Maps on your smartphone while behind the wheel should be banned?


Post a response / What do you think?