Skip to comments.Police chief denounces 'cowardly' iPhone users monitoring speed traps
Posted on 07/17/2009 5:29:04 PM PDT by RoadKingSE
Area drivers looking to outwit police speed traps and traffic cameras are using an iPhone application and other global positioning system devices that pinpoint the location of the cameras.
That has irked D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, who promised her officers would pick up their game to counteract the devices, which can also help drivers dodge sobriety checkpoints.
"I think that's the whole point of this program," she told The Examiner. "It's designed to circumvent law enforcement -- law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Hey Police Chief Barbie, I got your friggin speed camera right here!
Middle finger to you BITCH!
Cathy, we know all about those "quotas" to bring in the money...
I think she should be happy that drivers are telling others where these cameras are. Why? Because then the drivers will drive more carefully in the area of these cameras. If it’s all about safety, she should be happy that fewer accidents and reckless driving happen where the cameras are. Why isn’t she happy to gain more publicity about the cameras watching us????
Posted a few days ago, which led me to this place to get the software and service on my Blackberry:
AND, best of all: It’s FREE...
It’s all about the m o n e y , anything else is a lie.
If the goal is safety and people slow down, then they are serving the claimed purpose. However,.......
Uh, can we get some objective evidence of this assertion?
It is for the children.
I’m lo-tech. I just flash my lights at oncoming cars to warn them.
parsy, who thinks cops should spend their time catching crooks
Sort of like radar detectors.
Sort of like radar detectors.
The latest Escorts have GPS and do not warn/alert in known false alarm locations (k/ka band door openers and such).
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“It’s designed to circumvent law enforcement — law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives.”
Ummm..., actually no..., the warning about the red light cameras saves lives. It gets people to not run the red lights... LOL...
I’d call the iPhone program a good “public safety program”, actually... :-)
You said — Uh, can we get some objective evidence of this assertion?
No need of objective evidence for this assertion. It’s false — “inherently” — on the face of it.
It’s only *running the red light* that results in “law enforcement action” — and thus any law enforcement action has already demonstrated that something very unsafe happened.
HOWEVER, if *no law enforcement action* takes place (with a “warning” that a camera is there), then it’s obvious that something “very safe” has happened.
Hence, the statement is *false* right on the face of it... LOL...
Another very *fine use* for the iPhone...
I’m pleased that Apple is contributing to the *safety* of the driving public, along with the inventive programmer of that piece of software... :-)
Oh honey your just pissed you may lose out on the money from your check points and speed traps.Nothing more.
I love cops but sometimes they forget who works for who.
And most government employees forget that one of the main things people want is to be able to go about their business without being bugged by government functionaries.
Protect us from the bad guys, keep the streets paved, and otherwise, leave us alone. We have things to do.
>> Lanier said the technology is a “cowardly tactic”
That statement blows me away. Cowardly? Like “cops ‘n speeders” is a sporting event and citizens are somehow cheating??!?
So Barbie, what would be *courageous*? Running a red light in front of a camera, middle finger in the air? Maybe broadsiding a police cruiser? What?
in some jurisdictions, that can earn you a ticket as well.
In the true spirit of our tea party forefathers, we need to resist. I've often fantasized about taking out those traffic cameras by decorating their lens screens with some spray paint or a few well placed rounds from a paint ball gun.
How do you get WiFi in your car when you’re moving? If Trapster does that, I will gladly download it.
This looks like a job for Carl Spackler.
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