Apparently there are iPhone apps and GPS systems that alert drivers to speed and red-light cameras. The powers-that-be are not amused:
Area drivers looking to outwit police speed traps and traffic cameras are using an iPhone application and other global positioning system devices that pinpoint the location of the cameras.
That has irked D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, who promised her officers would pick up their game to counteract the devices, which can also help drivers dodge sobriety checkpoints.
“I think that’s the whole point of this program,” she told The Examiner. “It’s designed to circumvent law enforcement — law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives.”
No, no they are not. They are specifically designed to increase city and county revenues. And that money will not be parted with easily.