So, when we were coming back from the City Museum Saturday night, we got stopped at a sobriety checkpoint, a minor inconvenience that added a whopping four minutes or so to our evening drive. As we were leaving, someone in the backseat cheerfully shared that she had never reported a sobriety checkpoint before, and began entering the location into her phone.
I honestly didn't think too much of it at the time, but in retrospect, I have a real problem with that. Reporting speed traps is one thing--it's on roughly the same moral plain as radar detectors: not particularly hazardous if not particularly ethical. Most people can speed relatively safely and without endangering others on the road, but the main reason someone would avoid a sobriety checkpoint is because they shouldn't be on the road in the first place.
I foresee some sort of legal action against Trapster, if it continues to catch on. Reporting speed traps is one thing, but it's quite another to make the road a more dangerous place by reporting the location of one of these checkpoints.