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Trapster 3.1.0 has new features

We are a little late on this one. Version 3.1.0 has been available for the BlackBerry since March 31, but we just heard about it today. This version brings support to three new trap types:

  • mobile speed cameras/vans
  • combo cameras
  • checkpoints

In case you’ve never heard of it, Trapster is an application for drivers who think that risking people’s lives and physical integrity in order to get one or two minutes earlier at their destination is a lot more important than, well, not risking people’s life and limb including that of people who do not agree with these drivers’ scale of priorities.

Trapster not only shows you a map that indicates the presence of speed traps along and around your way, it also lets you indicate their precise location yourself in case you’re aware of speed traps that are not shown in the map. By sharing the information in the network, all users get an ever more accurate map of all current locations, slow down when they’re near the traps and resume their illegal speeding once they’re far enough past the radars.

Trapster is no stranger here. Ronen, Luis and Nate have all written about it before. Ronen, twice. We’ll always share whatever info we have as soon as we get it. You’re all invited to share your experiences with Trapster in their own forum or right here in our comment section. Your obituary is particularly welcome.

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  1. This is a pretty self-righteous post.

    If speed was really that much of a safety issue, governments would require manufacturers to physically limit the top speeds of vehicles.

    Speed regulations are aimed at safety, sure, but they’re also efficiency/economy tools (55 MPH in the US came during the 70s oil crisis) and huge revenue generators for municipalities.

    Try and remain objective about things.

    • I always thought that car speeds should be made lower at the factory. What’s the point of having a car that can do 180 MpH if you can’t legally use that speed anywhere? Cars are dangerous utilitarian machines, not toys.

  2. Speeding does not necessarily mean life threatening. Most posted speed limits are 15mph lower than what can be safely performed. Like vu-wei said, they’re revenue generators. Trapster is just out there to keep them from making money off of us that realize these facts.

    • So you’re saying you and your speeding friends, in your infinite wisdom, have decided what speeds are deemed safe and rewritten the law yourselves? That sounds cool, I would like to change a few laws according to my whims, too. How do we do that?

      Or are you rather saying you didn’t change any law, but you just obey those that you approve because you’re above the law? Please tell me more about it, Mr. Bond.

  3. This version is better than the original 3.0 since it locks much faster on your position and it way faster in every aspect.
    The map refresh is very fast and…last but not least the cell phone doesn’t HEAT up like crazy.
    Ver. 3.0 used to make my phone warm enough to stop charging…it was that bad.
    2 thumbs up for this update 😀

  4. Luciano, I do a little work for Trapster, and if you or any of the other writers are ever interested in talking to Trapster’s founder about the application just let me know.

    Oh and Trapster doesn’t encourage/support/faciliate speeding. The application is akin to flashing your lights on the highway…if other drivers can help you avoid a speed ticket, then that’s a good thing.

    • Comparing Trapster to flashing your lights on the highway doesn’t make it any better. Flashing your lights on the highway is stupid, too. When did all those people become entitled to conspire against the law like that?

      How would you like it if all airplane pilots and train operators suddenly decided to establish their own standards and operate their machines however the hell they please? Flying would be a lot more fun, wouldn’t it? “Get out of my way, I saw that landing strip first, you morons!” HONK! HONK!

      Ever occurred to you why there are so few plane crashes and so many, many, near countless traffic accidents? That’s because planes and pilots operate under very stringent safety regulations while *any* dumbass can drive a car and make their own laws impromptu at every bend or intersection. People quite simply just don’t have and don’t want to have the humbleness to realize that driving such a dangerous machine is *a privilege* that can kill, therefore requires careful regulation. People literally think they own the roads. And everyone thinks they’re awesome drivers, of course. Hundreds of thousands of people die in accidents every year just because of those pesky aliens from Mars who teleport themselves into driver seats and swerve the vehicles into each other just for the lulz. The military should do something about those damn aliens already.

      That simply keeping within the speed limits at all times never seems to be mentioned as an option for these people as the way to avoid a ticket is enough to show that no, these people are not very interested in thinking. They prefer to believe in vicious random attacks by pranksters from Mars.

  5. Do you have any idea how offensive that obituary remark is? “If you speed, I hope you die in a crash.”

    Speeding is one risk. So is going too slow, operating the radio or any kind of phone, talking to a passenger, having unruly kids, being sleepy, reading billboards, driving in the rain or snow or in freezing temperatures, etc.

    I commute 500 miles per week. 10 mph above the speed limit saves me 62 HOURS of driving time per year (less time on the road is a safety advantage), and I pay better attention when I drive over the speed limit, except for having to watch out for cops. This program let’s me pay better attention to the road.

    • Yes, I have a very good idea how offensive that obituary remark is. I think a supposedly offensive quip is nothing in comparison to actually jeopardizing people’s lives and physical integrity. My quip isn’t killing or crippling anyone. You know, I won’t say a thing if you go mountain climbing, for example. If you fall, only you die. Reckless drivers don’t always die alone, they’ll often crash into someone else who is driving safe or walking off road, killing or seriously injuring them. That’s the very crucial point that all speed advocates are too selfish to admit.

      About those hours you’ve been saving, do you realize how much money you can save by not paying your taxes? Don’t tell me that would be illegal, the law doesn’t seem to be a relevant aspect to you.

      • , 2009 at 11:37 am EST

        I agree. The author is not just a dick, he is also stupid. The cause of all MVAs–excluding only willful attempts at suicide–is insufficient attentiveness. Sorry if faster traffic is too relentless in requiring constant application of skill and attention. What jerks we are fir discriminating against people who want to use their cellphones or apply their makeup while sharing the roads. It’s people like the author who are the problem–it is unreasonable to expect the rest of us to compromise the efficiency of our transportation routines to accommodate old farts like you–sorry, you do not have the right to hold me up so that you can act like you’re piloting you living-room futon. You are just as guilty of trying to impose your priorities on those who don’t share them (and won’t until they’re 85); yours happen to be more dangerous.

  6. This article is poorly written and should never have been published. If you realize how offensive it is, you should take it down. This is the last straw for me, I have come here for my BlackBerry updates for a long time and I have noticed a steady decline in quality since then. And now this? I will no longer be visiting this site, instead I will find another who can maintain objective in their news and not abuse their position to get on their soapbox and make such ignorant remarks. I sincerely hope you retract this article and make a formal apology for your childish words. It is unbelievable that you would use an article to wish death on someone for. And for such a small thing as speeding.

  7. Is it necessary to write an essay on this?? Just be careful drivers and watch where the hell you’re going.

    And trapster isn’t too bad…

  8. I agree. The author is not just a dick, he is also stupid. The cause of all MVAs–excluding only willful attempts at suicide–is insufficient attentiveness. Sorry if faster traffic is too relentless in requiring constant application of skill and attention. What jerks we are fir discriminating against people who want to use their cellphones or apply their makeup while sharing the roads. It’s people like the author who are the problem–it is unreasonable to expect the rest of us to compromise the efficiency of our transportation routines to accommodate old farts like you–sorry, you do not have the right to hold me up so that you can act like you’re piloting you living-room futon. You are just as guilty of trying to impose your priorities on those who don’t share them (and won’t until they’re 85); yours happen to be more dangerous.

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