Traffic stops can be stressful and potentially dangerous situations for drivers. It is important to stay safe during traffic stops, especially for women and people of color who may be more likely to experience profiling and aggression from law enforcement. Thankfully, there is now an app designed to make this situation easier and safer called Make it Home Safe.
Make it Home Safe is a smartphone application that provides real-time remote identity during traffic stops. This app was created by Carlton Vreen and his wife Pamela after Carlton experienced two instances of being pulled over and strip-searched due to being profiled as a drug dealer. The app allows drivers to put their information into the hands of the officer before he or she approaches the vehicle on foot. This includes license, insurance, registration, any special instructions, and even disabilities, like autism or hard of hearing.
The app also provides safety features for drivers, such as one-button instant 911 dialing and audio and video recording capabilities. Women can also use the app to make sure the officer behind them is actually a police officer. With one button, up to five family members can be notified of the traffic stop and see the exact location on Google Maps.
Make it Home Safe is a great tool to help drivers stay safe during traffic stops. It provides transparency and accountability between motorists and police and gives drivers the ability to record their interactions with officers. It is important to be aware of your rights and stay safe during traffic stops, and Make it Home Safe is a great way to do that.
Make it Home Safe is a free app that can be downloaded on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. It is a pro-police application that seeks to create a safety net for both the police and the public. It provides the police with important information about the driver and the car, such as the driver's permit and badge number, and it also allows the driver to record their interactions with the police. This helps to de-escalate any potential conflicts and also provides accountability and transparency between the police and the public.
The app also provides features that are designed to help the police feel safe, such as the ability to identify a driver's precise location. This is especially important for women who may feel unsafe in certain situations. The app also helps to reduce the risk of lawsuits, as it provides a safety net for both the police and the public.
Make it Home Safe is an important tool for anyone who wants to stay safe during traffic stops. It provides transparency and accountability between the police and the public, and it is an important way to de-escalate any potential conflicts. It is free to use, and it provides a safety net for both the police and the public. By using the app, drivers can be sure that they are doing everything they can to stay safe, and that they are being treated with respect and dignity.
Because of the nature of the platform, Make it Home Safe requires a partnership between the local community or state and the motorists. This means that the company needs local areas to implement it and then help promote it within the area. To learn more about the platform and how you can help bring it to your area, head over to their website.
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Daniele is a software engineer at Lockheed Martin after graduating from Florida Polytechnic University. In High School, she was introduced to the science and technology world through the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a robotics foundation where students of varying ages can compete through tasks that their robots perform. With help from mentors she met through FIRST, she became interested in programming and developing. Today, Daniele is a special events host for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and PLUGHITZ Live Presents and a co-host for both The New Product Launchpad and FIRST Looks.
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