||Virtual Traffic Stop
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What is the Virtual Traffic Stop?
The Virtual Traffic Stop is an app designed to keep all people safe during a routine traffic stop. It acts as an icebreaker between law enforcement and drivers to reduce tensions during the traffic stop.
How does the virtual traffic stop work?
Download the app from the app store on your mobile phone. When you setup your virtual traffic stop account, you will be able to start a virtual traffic stop when you are pulled over by the police. The police officer will see your vehicle on their computer and select your vehicle for the virtual traffic stop. This will start a video conference between the officer, you and your third party. The officer will ask you questions and you can talk to the officer as well. This will reduce tension and any misunderstandings prior to the officer approaching your vehicle which makes everyone safer.
How do I get the virtual traffic stop?
- First, download the app on your mobile phone
- Open the app and select the Create a driver account option
- Enter your name, mobile phone number, driver license id, etc.
- Accept the terms and conditions
- You will get a text with your verification code
- Enter the verification code and you are now in the app
- Add the vehicles you drive and add third parties you wish to have notified and join any virtual traffic stops
- If you get stopped by the police, you can start a virtual traffic stop!
What does it cost?
The virtual traffic stop is free for drivers
Which law enforcement agencies are using the Virtual Traffic Stop?
- University of Florida Police Department
- Gainesville (FL) Police Department
How do law enforcement agencies get it?
If your local, state, county, or campus law enforcement agency is interested in the virtual traffic stop, have them contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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What's the data policy for the virtual traffic stop?
- All videos will be retained for a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, there's no guarantee to retain them. Decisions will be made based on storage capacity and availability.
- Videos will be shared with the driver and police department involved in the virtual traffic stop only via the app. 3rd parties do not have access to videos.