U.S. Senators Want to Ban PhantomALERT

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Four U.S. Senators are targeting applications, like ** Phantom Alert**, which lets drivers know where DUI checkpoints, speed traps and red light cameras are located.

Senators Harry Reid of Nevada, Charles Schumer of New York, Tom Udall of New Mexico, and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey sent a letter Tuesday to Apple, Inc. and others, asking that they alter or quit selling the downloadable app. The senators call an application that helps drunk drivers evade police "harmful to public safety."

"If the Senators really understood what we are doing and aim to achieve they would actually support us," Phantom Alert CEO Joseph Scott responded in an email. "When drivers get alerts for DUI checkpoints on their smart phones and GPS, they will think twice about drinking and driving."

The controversy has ignited huge interest. Since the story broke downloads are up 5000% and sales are up 3000%. A Google search for "PhantomALERT" shows hundreds of news stories from around the world.

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Our response to the Senators, our customers and the media.

I think we are misjudged. If they really understood what we are doing and aim to achieve they would actually support us.

Why do we provide DUI Check Point alerts?
First of all, many Police department promote or advertises DUI crack downs through the media as PSAs or through PR. We are just taking it a bit further and pushing the info to drivers through GPS and smart phone technology. Actually, many Police departments see us as another way to get the message out to the driving public. The idea is to deter drivers from drinking and driving. When drivers get alerts for DUI check points on their smart phones and GPS, they will think twice about drinking and driving.

Virginia Police support PhantomALERT...

"We are not against them... part of the actual enforcement "DUI" is the campaign to tell people to stop driving while intoxicated ... and we push out information that says where DUI check points will be and an application that tells you is the same thing we already do." Virginia Police

Smart Phone Zone - Trapster / Phantom Apps: MyFoxDC.com

Florida Police support PhantomALERT...

"It provides an alert, which provides awareness to drivers, which could prevent a red light running situation, which could ultimately cause serious bodily injury or even death," Bradenton Police Department's Deputy Chief Jeffrey Lewis said.

New app helping drivers avoid tickets A new cell phone and GPS application called the PhantomALERT is now available to ... PhantomALERT is 100 percent legal, and law enforcement supports it. ...

FLORIDA-- A new cell phone and GPS application called the PhantomALERT is now available to help drivers stay alert.

The application is designed to help drivers avoid red light cameras, speeding traps and more.

Jonathan Rafert started using the application a few months ago. He downloaded the application to both his GPS and cell phone.

"It's more of a safety thing," Rafert said. "I just want to be aware of when I'm driving and what is going on."

Rafert lives in Manatee County, but works in St. Petersburg. Despite frequent trips back and forth, he never gets a ticket.

He credits PhantomALERT for helping him out.

"You get alerted for speed traps, school zones, railroad crossings and blind curves," Rafert said. "So if there's a dangerous curve, there's all different settings."

PhantomALERT is 100 percent legal, and law enforcement supports it.

"It provides an alert, which provides awareness to drivers, which could prevent a red light running situation, which could ultimately cause serious bodily injury or even death," Bradenton Police Department's Deputy Chief Jeffrey Lewis said.

The phantom alert system has a database of more than 400,000 red light cameras, speed traps, dangerous intersections and more.

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