Google Maps is saving some drivers from getting a speeding ticket

Google Maps is saving some drivers from getting a speeding ticket
According to Android Police, some Google Maps users are being warned when they are in an area where a speed camera is monitoring how fast they are driving. Since you really shouldn't be looking at your phone while behind the wheel, while in driving mode, Google Maps will also provide an audible warning to alert you when a speed camera is near.

Since the feature has been spotted by a limited number of Google Maps users, it seems that Google is first testing this new speed trap warning before it decides whether to roll it out to all Maps users in the states. The Google owned Waze app already warns users of speed traps spotted and reported by other Waze users driving in the same area. Hopefully Google decides to add the speed trap warning for all Google Maps users in the states. Until that happens, those who drive with a lead foot on the gas pedal might want to try Waze (iOS, Android).

Other Waze features could be making their way to Google Maps as well. Back in November, some users spotted a couple of buttons on the bottom of the app that allowed them to report the location of an accident.

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8 Comments

1. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Yep. Heard this alert while driving this weekend.

2. michaelny2001

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

this is awesome. google is taking over waze, which i never liked anyway.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6723; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Awesome news. But it should go a step further beyond just speed cameras...an alert when you're going 10 miles/km over anywhere would be a welcome addition - when I'm rocking out to a good tune my foot gets a little heavy.

4. jefff

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

If you're not paying attention to your speed to the point it becomes a problem because you're "rocking out to tunes," you SHOULD get a ticket. That's what tickets are for, being dangerous and not alert. If you're only going 10 mph over, don't notice it and are perfectly safe... you're just getting places efficiently, what's the problem? You have to be 15mph over for a significant ticket and police have gotten in trouble for pulling people over who were not going significantly over.

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6723; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Don't misread me - I'm not talking about going double the allowed speed or anything like that. Speed cameras in my city won't take your pic unless you're over the limit by 10 - 11 or more. Actual police are the same way. I'd like to avoid all tickets...not just the 'significant' ones.

5. p51d007

Posts: 703; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Most officers give you between 5-10 over, only because it's just not worth the trouble of turning around or chasing you. Now, if the officer is having a bad day, or, you aren't courteous, they technically can give you a ticket for anything over the limit.

7. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It may stop you from getting a speeding ticket but those expired tags, tail lights, head lights, and other violations......yeah. Oh, and that 5-10 over depends on where you are. One more thing, officers can pace your vehicle too.

8. hesham_personal

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

this feature is available in KSA since a year!

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