Coeur d'Alene does away with speed "traps"

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 13:36:54-04

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Police in Idaho are trying to change speed traps by eliminating the "trap" part of the process.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports local police have started posting officers' locations on the department's Facebook page.

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White says officers aren't out to ticket drivers but to keep the public safe.

White says the idea came from a fellow police chief who says the program was effective in his department. White says the posts are an easy way to educate people about traffic safety law.

The program has been going on since July 13.