California Legalizing Using the Map App While Driving

We all have these amazing smartphones today with countless amazing features.  Our phones are virtually able to give us any piece of information that we wish to know.  One such feature is the Maps Application.  Ever since I became an iPhone user, many moons ago, I have never felt lost!  It’s a wonderful feeling to have that security net when you realize you have taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in the middle of nowhere, and you can pull out your handy dandy phone that tells you how to get back on track!  

Funnily, we have this app which is mostly used for driving purposes, yet you’re technically not legally allowed to use it while driving (hands-free people!).  However, when you think about it, what is the difference between using your map app that even speaks to you, and printing out directions to your new destination which you will be glancing down at the whole time – likely more than you would with Siri talking you through it?

Well, I a recent court case in Fresno, California, a judge dismissed a case saying that it is okay to use your map – just no texting and talking.  It's dangerous.


With this new verdict, this means that every similar case in California can now cite the Fresno Court decision, getting you out of that unfair ticket.  Being that I am a huge Map user, I am glad to hear this and boy am I glad to be living in the golden state. 


Oh, and while you’re going out and about, checking out new places – make sure you don’t lost battery at the most inopportune time!! Get a Juno Power battery!
Ruza Radich
Ruza Radich