Police Chief calls users of iPhone speed monitoring app cowards

Police Chief calls users of iPhone speed monitoring app cowards
It's not uncommon to pass by an intersection and notice a police vehicle using a radar gun to monitor the speed of passing cars. Some drivers are unable to reduce their speed – resulting in a hefty ticket. With an eclectic mix of apps available for iPhone users, there are some that empowers drivers to know where common police hideouts are located using GPS. For one Washington, D.C. Police chief, Cathy Lanier, the use of these apps are only done by cowards - those who use such software to get ahead one step from the police. Lanier goes on to say that the technology is a “cowardly tactic” and “people who overly rely on those and break the law anyway are going to get caught.” On the other hand of the spectrum, there are proponents that hail these apps. Joe Scott, founder and CEO of PhantomAlert goes on to defend the argument that 9 out of 10 police departments across the country support his software.

via iSmashPhone

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12 Comments

1. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Whats more cowardly is using a highway as a revenue stream.

6. TheCellDepotVZW

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

And I agree 100% to that statement!!!

2. lennydude

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Agreed.......... The best thing about radar traps is the cops get a chance to eat their donuts while supposedly working but actually just sitting doing nothing.

3. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

Whats cowardly is allowing your traffic stops to be affected by a cell phone app. Bwahahaha

4. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

whats more cowardly is complaining about it when they get new gadgets to stop/fine people all the time for anything they can. it's just a modern version of the headlight flash... It's not really news though....

5. TheCellDepotVZW

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Whats sad is apple users are just now getting into all of this speed trap stuff... I have had the app for this for atleast 4 months now on my Storm... This is stupid... Use them or dont use them... If you dont get a ticket then good the app is working... I think is better to use the app and know that people are actually slowing down instead of doing 80-100 all of the time. If they do get a ticket its their fault. I dont know about this app for the Apple products, but Trapster lets you input where new spots are that police sit and such to expand the range of the application so it works even better, I hope the apple app does that too... if not that would suck!

8. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Yeah, Trapster is the name of the iPhone app as well, and yes you can input new speed traps. I've found it to be pretty accurate in my area. Several of my friends have it on their BB's as well.

7. LAFN

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I thought most Iphone owners drove Prius's. Can't speed in them anyway. :-)

9. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Sorry,but not all. Much modified Mustang GT driver here, and it's in one of the cops favorite colors; Red. LOL

10. msjazz79

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 20, 2009

So............what he really is saying is that he's mad that his boys won't be able to make quota......hmmm interesting

11. TheCellDepotVZW

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I agree to that too!!!

12. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

You see, I thought cops where just keeping the road safe. You'll notice that you don't get pulled over if you don't speed. I just think it's funny how people start driving 10 miles UNDER the speed limit when they see a cop. lol.

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