Reporting Speed Traps
We radio types face a certain kind of dilemma.
You see, every morning and afternoon (well really, all throughout the day) we report on traffic stuff. Namely accidents, construction, and everyone's favourite... speed traps.
There are two sides of the fence when it comes to the latter. A lot of people think we should be telling you exactly where the police are set up and warn you when they're there. A lot of other people feel the opposite, and that we shouldn't say where the traps are set, and just let speeders get the ticket.
So what's the right thing to do? If I get busted with a speeding ticket, it's my fault, and no one should be speeding anyway. But, as a listener of my favourite radio station, do I not deserve to know where these speed traps are when the DJs I listen to have that information?
Admittedly, I try to please everyone. So typically when I get a report about radar I'll mention that it's out there, but more often than not I won't give an exact location.
Is it the right call? Maybe, maybe not. I honestly struggle with this every single day. And yesterday, I was actually called out. The girl on the phone makes some pretty good points... but what do you think?
Reporting Speed Traps by Radioian