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Originally Posted by PhantomPhoenix Police checkpoints are immoral and intrusive. HANDS OFF OUR CARS, I-DEVICES, BOOZE, AND MONEY! As though the statists don't get enough of our hard-earned money through...
03-24-2011, 04:49 PM #21
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03-24-2011, 05:16 PM #23
I don't see why RIM would pull the apps, I sure hope Apple does not comply.
How could anyone think these apps should be banned? They are WELL within the law, and useful.
Check stops are a HUGE hassle, often cause delays, and offer no benefit to me whatsoever. I dont want to be stopped, have cops asking me questions, potentially giving me a ticket if a bulb is out or other BS like that. One of my friends had his car searched at a checkstop for no apparent reason, and they gave him a ticket for not having a properly mounted front plate. Yeah, thats really serving the community.
Last edited by ZOMGVTEK; 03-24-2011 at 05:19 PM.
03-24-2011, 05:22 PM #24
There can be legitimate uses for this, namely trying to avoid congested roads where the checkpoints are in place. This is public information that anyone can post on a website. I don't see how they can force something like this to be shut down.
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03-24-2011, 05:22 PM #25
Nice, had trapster the day it came out. I hope this blows up and everyone starts using that app. It will become very powerful if EVERYONE uses to "report" They have made it very easy to add locations while driving (3 taps and gps location dropped on map and notifies all other drivers within range.. )
Just love this kind of news..
03-24-2011, 05:22 PM #26
03-24-2011, 05:29 PM #27
Well I use this app very often and is very helpful it save my butt from some tickets.
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03-24-2011, 05:47 PM #29
Yeaah, I got it.
From now on if I drunk I will use this app......
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03-24-2011, 05:51 PM #30
I hope they do not pull trapster. I and at least a dozen of other people use it in my area and it is very helpful in avoiding traffic cause by construction and accidents. I can't say it helps me to detect police sooner because I'm normally the person marking them.
03-24-2011, 05:59 PM #31
03-24-2011, 06:06 PM #32
From my own experience in the U.S. drink driving seems to be the done thing anywho, people would look at me as if I had two heads when I told them I'm not getting into the car because you've had a few drinks. Maybe culture has change from 3 years ago?
For a country with a reputation as drinkers, we have a extremely good record when it comes to drink driving from teens to old.
Last edited by feidhlim1986; 03-24-2011 at 06:11 PM.
03-24-2011, 06:13 PM #33
the only thing they're doing is promoting these apps. i don't drink and drive and urge everyone not to but pulling this app wont stop people. before this news, i didn't even know about those apps but now i'm going to download it just because everyone wants to avoid the cops whether they're drunk or not.
03-24-2011, 06:13 PM #34
Why don't they pull thar all that tells you where cops are. Mind as well it gives away cops location.
03-24-2011, 06:33 PM #35
03-24-2011, 06:41 PM #36
There are two things that people are NOT realizing about these apps that are now benefiting from this press... PhantomAlert, Buzzed, Trapster, FuzzAlert....
1. DUI checkpoints are released as common knowledge. They are released to newspapers and tv stations all the time. You can call the police station from a pay phone and find out yourself. It's not classified information. These apps are making money off of press for something you can get for free with a phone call.
2. The hope is that if someone uses this app, they will NOT drive, and either sober up or find another way home (like a cab or friend).
I am all for freedom of information. this is stupid. no reason to stifle technology or waste money or information trying to do so.
Last edited by bigorangekitty; 03-24-2011 at 06:46 PM. Reason: semantics
03-24-2011, 06:49 PM #37
I'm sure if a Senator drive through a checkpoint they dont have to worry about much (assuming there not sleeping at the wheel). Us regular folk gotta hope the 2 beers we drank an hour before havnt put us over the limit.
If someone is competent enough to pull out there iDevice and use this app, im sure they are capable of driving home, while avoiding traffic
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