Traffic Stop App

A professor at the University of Florida has created an app that enables a police officer to have a video conference with the person they pull over.

According to the article “Police Brutality? There Might be an App for That” posted on studybreaks.com, the purpose of creating the app is to keep all people safe during traffic stops, because studies have shown that both civilians and police officers feel threatened and/or endangered.

The app enables the user to upload their drivers’ license, license plate and insurance, and supplies a sticker to put on the back window of their vehicle, letting police know they have the app.

The product has received mixed reviews from officers.

It seems quite sad to me that we have come to a point in our society where video conferencing is required during routine traffic stops to keep people safe. Is this really a good solution, or just a band aid?