P2P Wireless Fuzz Busting

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
p2p wireless fuzz busting

Speedtrapped.com and tripleblaze.com (among others) have offered maps of reported speedtrap locations for some time, but it seems the war on speeding tickets has gone mobile. A new "Speed Trap Sharing System," going by the uninspired name of " Trapster," offers live updates of local speed traps (as reported by users) sent to a free smartphone program as well as your Google MyMaps account. You can report speedtraps anonymously, and receive mobile alerts when you drive near a reported trap, possibly giving you a drop on Johnny Law. The boys in blue don't even mind so much, creator Pete Tenereillo tells AP Wired News, because the mobile service "inevitably encourages drivers to slow down." No word from any actual cops yet. If this is all sounding a bit fawning, keep in mind that the system is still in beta testing. As of this writing, the Trapster front page has a notice reading "A message to our users: Service troubles, our most sincere apologies…" If they can fix the bugs though, and keep it free… this could be pretty cool. (Hat Tip: El Jalop)

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  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Apr 03, 2008

    The "boys in blue" may not mind so much, but the municipalities that rape out of state motorists aren't going allow their cash cow to be gored so easily...

  • 1169hp 1169hp on Apr 04, 2008

    Seems like paranoia to me. Just what we need, more distracted drivers texting (while driving) locations of every cop the pass on their way to work. And the other ones looking (while driving) at their i-phones to determine where the cop might be. I say, knock yourself out with such "technology". Just please don't slam into while ghost hunting. DT

  • GS650G GS650G on Apr 04, 2008

    TomTom GPS systems do this in England with the cameras. Think of it as a CB radio for the 21st century.

  • Mykeliam Mykeliam on Apr 04, 2008

    The “boys in blue” may not mind so much, but the municipalities that rape out of state motorists aren’t going allow their cash cow to be gored so easily… It's kinda like the local municipalities are the mafia. Don't f with the mafia!

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