DUI Checkpoint Finder to Avoid DUI Roadblock
Is There an App to Help Identify Checkpoints Near Me?
Numerous technical advances in mobile phone technology have sought to capture business from motorists who want to identify police using laser or radar to catch speeders. Other drivers want to know locations of sobriety checkpoints in the states that allow random police checkpoints near me. Is there a DUI checkpoint finder?
Apple® has always been the leader in cell phone apps, although Android™ has dramatically risen to match and exceed the availability of apps for Droid phones. After first approving an app to track DUI checkpoint locations, Apple removed a helpful mobile app that let users know where upcoming DUI checkpoints were set up. Police pressure and objections by MADD caused the tech giant to block usage of the early apps.
Waze Is a New App That Helps Drivers See Police Ahead
A new and very popular GPS and driver safety app, Waze, has become so widely used that law enforcement across the USA are now pushing Google, Inc. to block or disable the traffic software program from identifying the location of police along the highways of America, whether running a speed trap or a police checkpoint.
Because the Waze app serves many other highly valuable purposes, the wishes of their loyal customers has kept the public safety officials movement from being a repeat of what happened with the old Apple roadblock app, and terminating the DUI checkpoint finder. Police have attempted to lessen the effectiveness of the Waze “police locator” function by having officers post false cop sightings.
Their goal, apparently, is to make Waze users quit relying on the police sighting function, and to diminish the effectiveness of the citizen-posted police sightings. This pathetic effort of posting false reports won’t work, since citizen outnumber cops 100 to l.
Having tested the Waze app since May of 2015, I have found it to be reliable in spotting police along the highways. But this is just one aspect of the Waze mobile phone tool. The police tracking function is only one of its beneficial attributes, and helpful alerts about traffic jams ahead, vehicle on shoulder, and pothole sightings make it very helpful to motorists.
In fact, since the Waze app depends on vehicles travelling in the same direction posting an alert of “police ahead,” common DUI checkpoint locations are not going to be on interstate highways or primary, multi-lane freeways. Plus, by the time the app user knows what police activity lies ahead, he or she may not be able to communicate the information on the mobile app, without being observed by police “texting while driving.”
DUI Roadblocks Masquerade as Other Types of Checkpoints
Fifty years ago, police checkpoints were called roadblocks. The advent of MADD and other drunk driving interdiction organizations have pushed to “rename” DWI-DUI checkpoints. Now, police and news agencies call these “safety checks,” “safety checkpoints,” “license checkpoints” or “sobriety checkpoints.” These new labels are the politically correct names for sobriety checkpoints.
Any skilled criminal defense attorney will tell you that all checkpoint stops are presumptively unconstitutional until the government can prove that the Fourth Amendment and state constitutional laws have been complied with. Until that is done, the road block is illegal, and the Waze app is only assisting motorists to be a DUI checkpoint finder.
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