Do the police set speed traps because they want you to slow down or because they want you to pay up? As if we didn’t know, I think you can see the answer in this article wherein the police chief of D.C. is miffed because some drivers are using a new iPhone app from Phantom Alert that detects the locations of the speed traps and cameras. The Chief actually calls the users “cowardly” as if it’s not fair.
If everyone had this iPhone app and knew where the traps were, they would of course slow down more often (that’s what the police say they want isn’t it?). According to the article photo radar tickets generated about $1 billion in revenues for D.C. from 2005 to 2008. Yeah, municipalities want everyone to drive within the speed limits.
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