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California okays use of GPS on smartphones

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Josée Paquet
The Court of Appeal of the State of California has just made it legal to use a cell phone while driving but apparently only for navigation purposes.

The judges found that the original intention of the law was to prohibit drivers from talking on the phone, not stop them from using it as a navigational aid.

This came after a man named Steven R. Spriggs was pulled over and given a ticket for ''using a cell phone'' behind the wheel, not ''talking on the phone while driving.'' For the California court, this small technicality made all the difference.

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Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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