Do you use a dedicated GPS unit on your bike or a Smart Phone? If you live in California you no longer have a choice. A judge has ruled that operating a phone based GPS on your motorcycle is too dangerous. Well thank you Mr. Nanny State! Now this is all based on California’s existing law banning the operation of a cell phone while driving. So I am assuming that operating a standalone GPS is still ok. Which of course makes no sense at all.
I am all for safe motorcycling and understand that anytime you take your hands off the bars you are increasing risk, but this is just another example of America’s legal system lacking common sense. I love my “Dual Sport Maps” app on my Android and I also know many you love “Motion X” on their iPhone. Will this sort of ruling ban the use of these apps here in Minnesota sometime?
Only time will tell. End of rant.