California court allows use of mobile navigation while driving

California changes the driving the rules that were placed in 2006, saying that the times have changed and the laws required to be updated.

Published Sat, Mar 1 2014 7:27 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

A California court made a ruling that using maps or any mobile navigation while driving is not going against the law.

California court allows use of mobile navigation while driving |

The judge said that the statute was enacted in 2006 at a time when wireless telephones was just a telephone rather than an electronic device with multiple functions. Recently it was known that a driver was fined for $165 for using his mobile phone to navigate in heavy traffic. Though the driver was found guilty of violating the laws of the state of California, he made an appeal which worked in his favour.

The driver Steven Spriggs was relieved of the verdict, but added that he was against people texting while driving. He said,"If our distractions cause us to drive erratically, we should be arrested for driving erratically."

This judgement may indicate that the courts would allow using mobile navigation while driving, at least in states like California.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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