Google Maps for iPhone Now Reports DUI Checkpoints, Speed Traps

Navigation app Waze has long allowed users the ability to report various "inconveniences" on the road, like speed traps, checkpoints, and crashes. Now Google Maps users on iPhone can do the same.

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October 22, 2019, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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A new feature for Google Maps on the iPhone will inform users of the locations of speed traps and checkpoints, according to an article by Marie C. Baca, who wastes no time in speculating about the new tool is likely to be used by drivers.

"IPhone users who want to avoid the police can now hit up Google Maps before they hit the gas."

"Google is rolling out the ability to report speed traps, crashes and slowdowns in real time to its Maps iOS app, making the new feature available to about 1 billion existing users worldwide," adds Baca. The feature was "already available on Android phones, as well as on Google’s other map app, Waze, which has a fraction of the users."

Law enforcement agencies in the United States have historically not been supportive of the reporting feature, according to Baca, saying it heightens safety risks on the road.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in The Washington Post

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