Trapster Is A Free Mobile App To Help You Avoid Speed Traps

We know trapster.com can help you avoid speed traps, but now you can locate speed traps in real time while you're on the go.

Like anything on your phone, you want to be careful about using Trapster while you're driving, but fortunately Trapster's mobile apps help you to concentrate on the road rather than looking at your phone's screen. If you spot a speed trap, you can report it just by clicking the screen. If you're approaching a speed trap, Trapster will speak to you (in one of several selectable voices) to let you know. In addition to speed traps, it's aware of red light cameras and other road issues.

Trapster is available for free for several mobile devices including Android, iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and more.

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    Great, so not only are YOU putting people's lives at risk by speeding, but you're helping out other people when THEY want to put people's lives at risk...

    Friggin' fantastic.

      Not Really.
      I never speed, and I have been caught speeding.
      It's quite difficult to stick to the speed limit 100% of the time, Isually find myself doing 10km/h more or less.

      Speed cameras are an excuse for the government to bring in big bucks at the drivers expense.

      Additional police, and hard line approach to hooning is what we need.

      Not annoying every day law abiding drivers.

      It allows me to concentrate more on the traffic instead of driving with me looking more at the speedo rather than the road.
      Speed cameras are just another TAX on Motorists.

    I hate these kind of alert services. They've been around in one form or another for years. Some of the earlier ones died out due to the information being "poisoned", i.e. multiple fake entries. Not sure if Trapster has a way of getting round it, but adding a fake speed trap every couple of kilometres might make people realise it's not worth speeding.

    Speed cameras do not make the roads a safer place, if this was the case we would expect roads surrounding schools and residential areas to be festooned with cameras.

    Most are found in areas of high traffic flow where the sheer volume of cars guarantee a return on the investment.

    Countries like the US and the UK are starting to remove fixed speed cameras as they do little to change driver behaviour.

    Bad driving, inattention and complacency are the reasons behind the crashes, it's just that they are a lot harder to police. You can't change people's attitudes if they don't believe they are doing anything wrong.

    Cool service, but still, if you need to know where the cops are to make sure you dont get in trouble...then you're friggin doing something illegal! Saying that its hard to do the speed limit 100% of the time is bullcrud. Saying cameras are a way for governments to make cash is crud too. You speed, you pay, simple. I drive a car with over 400hp, and its got this nifty feature called a speedo and a brake pedal, and I have eyes and feet, I suggest you try all 4 in conjunction.

    It's ALL about revenue raising as far as I'm concerned. They set revenue targets from these you know?

    Trapster is a great service and technologically based subversion of the technologies of this control state.

    It's not just idiotic kids just behind the wheel, a lot of tickets are issued to drivers from every walk of life. Hearing posts suggesting 'oh, why can't you be like -me- driving is easy if you follow the rules,' seems a bit sanctimonious and one-sided. Focus on tougher licensing laws I say.

    got to love the speed camera's...

    getting $500,000,000 in NSW and $450,000,000 PER YEAR for the GOVERNMENT

    that can EASILY go to imporoving roads (dendy street in brighton, vic, feels like your riding a horse!!!)

    that money can EASILY go to re education of repeat offenders, instead of giving them a FINE (more money) and letting them go

    that money can EASILY go to tougher driving tests for ALL drivers.
    we get the imports from various countries, with their local countries license, and they get one handed to them here, they can't drive, but they do.

    you go to some "ethnic" places, and look at the Ethniticity of the drivers, and their driving skills, and you will really see whats going on.

    but they money don't go to help, it goes elsewhere.

    IF they governement was serious about this, the government would think about making a unified licenceing, registration and penalty system across the WHOLE COUNTRY (including WA and Tasmania)
    would make it MUCH harder to get your license
    there are 3 days of tests in the UK, GERMANY is VERY expensive and VERY difficult.

    I can train a GORILLA to pass the driving test here.

    check mirrors, keep under speed, drive around the block, do a 3 point turn in a sidestreet, or park in a 6 METER BAY! why not get the student to park in a proper bay, with vehicles passing on a shopping strip?

    I'm 100% for trapster, I've been known to PARK infront of these vehicles, so they can't do anything about it, unless they move, and i've put a sign up

    they are contractors, hired to MAKE A PROFIT.

    Speed cameras are a tax on the dangerously stupid. We should have more of them. The key word there being 'dangerously'. If it was only your own life at risk people wouldn't mind, in fact some would encourage you. So stop being such selfish twits and stick to the limit. It's not hard, as some people claim, otherwise there wouldn't be so many people around who have never been pinged for speeding.

    If only the government spent half as much money on failure to give way, the actual CAUSE of most accidents (as opposed to speed, which is only "a factor"). But that's a lot harder to automatically police...

    How about the driver responsible for the car? Fatigue (caused by dawdling traffic), inattention, the visual pollution on the edge of roads (while your scanning for those speed changes), bravado, prescription drugs, mates, distractions and not taking the serious business of driving seriously should also be the focus.

    No reasonable person condones high velocities in built up areas and all residential streets should be 40km/h, but there are far too many speed zones in Australia, all the way from 40 km/h to 110 km/h. This is a system of entrapment. Notice where the fixed cameras often are? At the bottom of a hill where you have to smoke your brakes, or placed just after an arbitary speed change, from 60 km/h to 50 km/h. This has nothing to do with safety.

    The amount of speed zones suits the primary reason for cameras - to generate revenue. Many countries have just 4; 50 km/h, 70 km/h, 90 km/h and 130 km/h. Many motorist get fined as they are confused as to the correct speed. Then add the time dependant 40 km/h zones. Now we must be lookint at the clock as well. The focus should be on the road.

    As an older driver I'm astounded at the amount of people who, 10 years ago had never been fined and who had never had an accident, and now are either serving a suspension or have no points. Usually for speed offenses at the 40 km/h to 60 km/h range. Double demerits are just outrageous and the regime is allready highly punitive.

    This country is vast and modern cars are feats of engineering. Germans and Italian can drive their cars out on the freeways at 200 km/h and above. Everyone does this, from 20 year old to 70 year olds. There is no carnage there and there wouldn't be here if we were not so timid to allow the mind numbingl slow freeway limits. This is a vast county and how monotonous is the drive from Sydney to Melbourne. Not all nationalities are so timid, scared and submissive enough to allow the intolerable situation of our speed fixated authorities.

    There never was "carnage" and "horror" and "killer roads". This is the language of fear that is pumped onto us so we submit to what ever the authorities say. The overwhelming majority of motorist have never had an accident and if we consider the amount of journeys that take place our road have always been very safe. How many people who read this have seen first hand the so called carnage? It is a product of the media. Think people with your own minds and if you feel the same way I do write at the RTA site where there is a facility for you to comment.

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