Trapster is an application that allows drivers to share information about law enforcement live while driving. This video provides the rough idea behind the app designed to help you avoid speeding tickets.
In a nutshell, the app uses crowd sourcing–multiple users sharing and confirming information–to give reliable projections for where police like to speed trap and when they are actually speed trapping. In addition, the maps include school zones and work zones to give you an extra heads up when you are in a stricter-enforcement area.
After hearing about Trapster, I ventured on to http://Trapster.com to investigate whether drivers in Kansas City, Blue Springs, Independence, and other areas around Jackson County were actually using Trapster.
They are. If you look at the Trap Map, you can see that there are many different location that have been noted as speed traps in the area. Having driven through many of those areas, the data seems accurate. The information will only get better as more people use it. The user interface is very easy. While your driving just touch your screen and it logs the point you are currently at as a speed trap.
While Trapster may be inconvenient to use each and every day, it could be useful for a day when you are running behind or coming home from a late night. Try it out and you may avoid a traffic ticket.
You can also visit AndroidTapp.com for a more detailed review of the Trapster Android applicaiton.