Court: No, You Can't Check Map on Phone While Driving

California appeals court says it's basically the same as texting

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 8, 2013 4:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – If you're pulled over for texting while driving in California, don't try to use "But I was just looking at a map!" as an excuse. An appeals court in the state ruled late last month that using a mobile device to look at a map or directions is still not OK while driving, All Things D reports. Basically, using a wireless device "while holding it in [your] hand" and driving—no matter what you're doing—is a no-no, the court ruled. The case in question involved a man, Steven Spriggs, who was pulled over while using the GPS function on his phone, ABC News reports. (Meanwhile, a new survey finds that distracted driving laws aren't working.)

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