Njection.com Uploads Worldwide Speedtrap Map

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
njection com uploads worldwide speedtrap map

Brand purists that we are, the tagline for the Njection automotive website leaves us nervous about their commercial future: "Speed Traps, Car Forum, Automotive Pictures….Anything else?" Then again, it's taken TTAC six years to get to 20k visitors per day; so what do we know? This much is for sure: there are plenty of speedtraps in this world of ours. Njection's readers have tapped into Microsoft's live maps and plotted tens of thousands of them, around the globe. Think local, speed global? "Over 50-thousand speed traps have been contributed to the site since its Thanksgiving public launch," says Shannon Atkinson, President of NJection.com, in the press release announcing the feature. "This response reflects the feelings of motorist[s] around the world." Terror? Anger? Suspicion? Shannon doesn't say. But he does trot-out the old argument that speeding doesn't kill people; sipping a latte while cell phoning your baby sitter and changing lanes at a red light camera-equipped intersection does. Anyway, Njection promises to make their map GPS device compatible, which could provide the site with a nice tidy profit (provided police or other do-gooders don't upload "fake" speedtraps). Bastards.

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  • GS650G GS650G on Feb 13, 2008

    I think speedtraps are primarily revenue generators, insurance companies applaud them and nothing causes problems like a cop sitting in the center divider at rush hour. Even when they are out of the car writing someone up everybody taps their brakes and looks to the side of the road. As if he is going to run after them too. I plan to upload more than a few and maybe challenge a couple if they appear to be fake. Isn't this what the internet was made for?

  • Zenith Zenith on Feb 13, 2008

    They have the 4 red-light cameras in Council Bluffs, IA that already knew about, so I'd thus far call them accurate.

  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Feb 13, 2008

    Whole state of Ohio.

  • Brownie Brownie on Feb 13, 2008

    Apparently there are about a dozen speed traps in Midtown Manhattan... probably news to, I don't know, everyone who lives here. :) But the red light cameras seem accurate. Though far from comprehensive.