While I don’t think they should get rid of the speed trap feature, it’s not helping people abide by the law. It’s letting people know when they can break the law, and when they can’t. I completely understand the polices frustration
@Duncan5769, I'm pretty sure cops dont like it because it let's people know where they are if anyone ever felt like killing a cop. most the times they know they're just sitting there alone in their car.
Edit: well idk what's up with the downvotes but that was the answer given to me by a state trooper and it's because it's happened before. just an alternate perspective
@Duncan5769, it's all legal,until you get caught.
@TheWreslingfangod , the only thing that’s illegal is getting caught
@salty joe, yeah fair enough, I don’t live in a big city like New York, or Chicago, that’s a non issue here, so I didn’t really think of that
@Duncan5769 I live in NYC and they put speed traps going down hill and ramps off highways. The city is broke and they need money.
@Duncan5769, the point of a speed trap is to slow you down, this slows people down and makes them think twice about speeding.
@theduuuude, I’m not so sure. Maybe before, if you saw someone flash their lights, and save you from getting a ticket, you would think about it. Because if you didn’t get warned you’d have a fine, so you got lucky. However if it’s not luck, but google maps telling you, then you feel no insentive to drive carefully after.
@Duncan5769, I don't understand their frustration. They are literally just trying to get money from me. If they wanted to keep the roads "safe" they would pull people over for sitting in the left lane or for going under the lower speed limit but they don't. This is not an attack on your view this is an attack on the fact that somehow me going 5 Mph faster is more dangerous than someone going 5 Mph slower. It's not speed that kills it's a difference in speed
@Duncan5769, it's the reason a majority of speed traps are over hills and around curves where there is a sudden speed limit change. In my view that's border line entrapment, yes they are not setting me up to speed but they are setting themselves up for a situation in which I would be speeding without knowing it
@Duncan5769, they can go whine to somebody who cares
I mean maybe don't go 20+mph over the speed limit and you won't need to know where speed traps are. Just a thought
@The Lifeguard, Boy, you're in the wrong place if you want to be talking logic, and reasoning. You're likely to get burned at the stake for that around here
@The Lifeguard, I went 9 km over the speed limit here and had to play $242, thought I was in a 60 zone but it was a 50, you don’t have to be going 20+mph to get screwed by the police. Ik I was speeding but still
@The Lifeguard, naw
@The Lifeguard, maybe try not being such a nerd Ydb.
@The Lifeguard, maybe just increase speed limits by 20 mph and we won't have a problem
@Nudity Industries, Then people would go 20+ over that. It's just kinda how certain mindsets work. Besides, that wouldn't work in residential and school zones. Sometimes speed limits are there for an actual reason.
I mean technically its more helping people get away with not obeying the law but speed traps are really shjtty so meh
@magrar, I always have a radar detector in my car. I somewhat have a lead foot but I’m not an a-hole. If cops can hide in an attempt to clock your speed then I can have a fair chance at being notified he’s nearby.
Isn't it rumored that police mark speed trap locations in places they don't have anyone to get people to slow down?
@Porkyofthepine, yeah but if you constantly mark a road hazard and other people say it isn’t there, the app will eventually stop trusting you and alerting others when you mark stufff. At least that’s how it works in Waze, which is what Google is using.
Speed traps are usually just a bs cash grab. It's these small towns that happen to be on the way between big ones, and the roads are like major ones you could safely do 65 through. They just do it for the steady stream of fines money
@TomPholio, I read an article recently about one of those towns. The police chief and city is in hot water for creating a speed trap for people who were out of town by using confusing and varying speed limits
These cameras r just getting ridiculous u can’t go anywhere without seeing a red light camera or speeding camera or even a camera that tickets u for driving in the bus lane I got 2 speeding tickets in the same day and both times I was going like 32 in a 25 should I really have to pay $100 for that no but that’s the world we live in now cameras everywhere
@sgc6610, I thought cameras that issue citations were deemed unconstitutional due to the fact that you can’t face your accuser in court, is that not true?
@NotFlat, judging by the fact that there’s more of them every year I’m guessing no
@NotFlat, in some states, yes.
Most cops sit on highways in an obvious spot so that people see them and slow down. This is the same thing. I will now research this pictures claim.
Edit: the police claim that this will allow potential cop killers to have an interactive map that follows officers locations. I don’t buy it, it’s easy to find a cop or just call 911 to your own location.
@MetalHeadTony, yeah pretty sure they dont want to be tracked by the police if their about to kill one so why would they use their phone.
In Australia they must give you 2 signs before a camera. Whether it be red light, speed or a mobile camera. If you get caught, it's your own damn fault.
Considering it has to be reported. Some people will still be caught before it being reported. I actually think this will help
How do u get the speed trap feature on your google maps