Speed Traps Worldwide Shown With Online Mapping Tool
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Speed Traps Worldwide Shown With Online Mapping Tool

Njection.com is working on exporting 50-thousand speed traps to GPS-enabled mobile phones and devices.

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Njection.com ( http://njection.com) reaches a landmark of over 50-thousand speed traps worldwide mapped online using the Speed Trap Mashup ( http://njection.com/speedtrap). Utilizing Microsoft Live Maps, the Speed Trap Mashup allows users to rapidly access speed trap information by country, state, city, zip code, or address, and if any are missing, speed traps can be added anonymously by anyone. Zooming in on local speed trap provides detailed information such as the type of speed detection used, posted speed limit, rating, and level of enforcement. You can even access the map for real-time local traffic information. The next step is exporting this data to mobile devices with GPS capabilities.

"Over 50-thousand speed traps have been contributed to the site since its Thanksgiving public launch," says Shannon Atkinson, President of Njection.com. "This response reflects the feelings of motorist around the world."

It's no secret. The idea behind speed traps sounds good ... eliminating bad drivers. Unfortunately, study after study has shown no significant benefit to the installation of red light cameras or speed traps. It has, however, created a wealth of problems. Globally, these devices are becoming increasingly popular to generate revenue, despite evidence that shows an increase in the number and severity of crashes where red light cameras have been installed.

To highlight the problem here, a study by the Missouri Department of Transportation shows that although exceeding the speed limit is a contributing factor in accidents, it is far less a factor than inattention due to congestion ahead, failure to yield the right of way, following too closely, or improper lane changes.

In addition, a report from the Virginia Transportation Research Council, released in June 2007, shows that over a seven-year period, while the number of accidents caused by people running red lights decreased, the number of rear-end crashes increased significantly.

In Toledo, OH, as reported by WTVG, the City Council is the center of a controversy concerning red light cameras. Originally, the city received twenty-five percent of the fines. Under the new contract, the city gets back fifty-five percent. That means the city stands to collect $2.5 million each year from violators.

In Caney, OK, as reported by KJRH, an investigation uncovered in a 2004/2005 state audit shows the town's operating budget as $310,000, almost $200,000 of that coming from speeding tickets, 64% of the town's revenue.

"Stricter DMV licensing standards should be implemented to educate drivers and reduce accidents," Shannon adds. "Implementations such as these add to drivers' frustrations and do nothing to resolve major issues on the road to increase safety."

About Njection.com

In 2007, Shannon Atkinson founded Njection.com to be a hub for the exchange of automotive information. In addition to awareness of speed traps worldwide, a discussion forum and news for serious car enthusiasts everywhere is available.

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    Founder/President, Njection.com
    503-476-3337
    
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