• Jul 21, 2008

The team at Njection have updated their Speedtrap site with new features and more detailed speed trap information. After introducing the ability to upload speed trap information to Garmin GPS units in March, Njection has now added color-coded maps on its website. Locations of user-reported police radar, or other speed enforcement devices, are displayed as colored dots based on the threat level. Low level threats are yellow, while medium threats are orange. The highest level threats are displayed in red. In addition to the map upgrades, a new "speed trap heat map" visually charts the day and time of the week when the threats are the highest. As before, all database information for the free service is provided by registered users on the site who report on their local enforcement tactics. Check out the press release after the jump for a special incentive for new registered users that may or may not be of any value to you.

[Source: Njection]


Police Speed Trap and Red Light Camera Locations have Nowhere to Hide

Portland, OR, July 22, 2008 - Njection.com (
http://njection.com) has added several new features allowing visitors to view where Red Light Cameras, Speed Detection Cameras and Speed Traps are located anywhere in the world. Njection.com uses Microsoft Virtual Earth Map Controls to display the location of Speed Traps and Red Light Cameras worldwide. Users with an internet connection can view, contribute and rate where these speed trap are located. In addition, a heat map can be displayed showing what time of day those areas are monitored and will display them visually on the map when those areas are monitored. The map displays a color coded system for better readability. You can download them to your mobile GPS system to alert you to approaching monitored areas. In addition, for a limited time, everyone who registers on the site is eligible for a free 1 year subscription (12 issues) to Motor Trend compliments of Njection.com. Quantities are limited.

In Caney, OK, as reported by KJRH, an investigation uncovered in a 2004/2005 state audit, the town's operating budget was $310,000, almost $200,000 of that coming from speeding tickets. Tickets in Aventrua, FL, can be as much as $500 attached to the vehicle that was involved committing the offense, not the driver of the vehicle. There are no points assessed nor is it reported to the insurance company.

"In the name of safety red light cameras are being installed everywhere," says Shannon Atkinson, President of Njection.com. "But no one knows who these drivers are to get them off the road. In addition, most of the revenue generated from these programs ends up in the general fund of the city, not the roadway safety programs." In most instances, the same company that does the initial investigation on the placement of Red Light Cameras is the same one who installs and monitors them.

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.

"I think the main goal is to let people know where the problem areas are to prevent from being a victim of an accident whether it's from side impact, rear ending, or someone else's careless driving. It's better to be proactive than reactive when driving." Shannon added.



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      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      road trip!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny they would show the Portland area map (I live in Downtown Portland).

      I can attest to EXACTLY where that particular speed trap is, too. It's pretty much always there. There are three motorcycle cops there that run a ring around Hiway 26W/E and constantly nab speeders.

      They're at the bottom of a hill and begin clocking at the top. Beaverton, which is a bedroom community of Portland, is well known for it's revenue-generating police tactics.

      Hopefully this technology will help out a few hapless motorists. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        I honestly hope that you're not expecting sympathy from ANYONE for going 30mph over the limit?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just FYI, I got caught at that chunk-o-road, just after the Sylvan exit. 30+ over the limit is $375. Fun!
        Luckily tickets issued in Oregon fall off your record after 3 years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ditto. I'm also a Portland resident and have heard that both Beaverton and Portland have some of the nation's highest number of police per capita.

        I hope an app like this comes to the iPhone. "you'll never take me alive coppa"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank you Njection!!!

      And i dont even wanna start hearin you goody goody speed limit drivers talk about why not drive the speed limit like yall did in the last thread autoblog had about Njection locating speed traps!!! That goes for you cops as well!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So now they have also now copied Trapster(R)'s (http://www.trapster.com) confidence/rating based system and also color coded markers which where on Trapster's site long before Njection's "speedtrap" existed. What's next? They will copy Trapster's mobile phone GPS apps, real time system, and SMS message system and then maybe call the whole thing Njectionster/speedtrapster and issue a press release about how that's new too?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for the iPhone app.