New DUI Checkpoint Phone Apps Waste of Money?

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 29-Mar-2011

With all the new technology that is available, smart phone users are able to have apps that are designed to make their lives easier. But are some of the apps more dangerous than others? Consumers and politicians nationwide are looking to ban apps that are designed to warn motorists of upcoming DUI Checkpoints.

According to Fox News, there are several DUI checkpoint apps available for both the iPhone and Android phones. Although these apps are not illegal or violating any laws, they do promote motorists to check their phones while driving, putting themselves and other motorists in danger.    

Though California DUI checkpoints are designed to deter motorists from driving under the influence, they are not as cost effective as one would imagine. An example of how these DUI checkpoints are more of a money maker for the cities than a help to the community can be seen on this DUI checkpoint video.

While most DUI checkpoints must be done in accordance to specific guidelines, most arresting officers fail to follow the guidelines and in turn, end up making the motorist feel harassed and embarrassed; an example of this can be found during this DUI checkpoint audio recording.

If you have been in arrested for driving under the influence at a DUI checkpoint, contact our California DUI Attorneys to find out how we can help you; since most DUI checkpoints arrests are not done in accordance to the guidelines, our lawyers will be able to get you the best possible sentencing.