Police departments nationwide are not happy at all with the new Google maps update. The new update is a feature inside Google maps where it allows its users to know exactly where police are on the road. The app also includes detailing of traffic and road closures as well.

Police departments are not a fan of the app because according to ABC13 police are saying it could tip drunk drivers off to DWI checkpoints and encourage speeding.

Google however maintains that the reporting option is beneficial to public safety and has the allowed the feature to be posted.

Google Maps is a great built-in feature on most phones but is not the first app to use the police notification feature, there are other apps that are just as resourceful as google maps.  I use a similar app to google maps, and yes it is very helpful and comes in handy when traveling out of town.

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