"Speed alert ahead: 1 km/h"

 

With the last two updates of Redlight-Camera.csv (my current file is 11/09/2008), I'm getting speed alert warnings. The warnings usually are accompanied by the alert tone on my nuvi 350 sounding once or repeatedly. The text of the warning is: "Speed alert ahead: 1 km/h."

I find these warnings to be a real nuisance: they occur even though there is no change in the speed limit on the street I'm on, and the text of the warning itself makes no sense.

What is the intended purpose of the speed alert? Why am I getting these useless warnings?

Red light aggravation

Do you by some chance have the numeral "1" somewhere in the Redlight file name?

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Well. I'm happy someone asked

I've wondered the same. I'll have to go and check this out.

"Speed alert ahead: 1 km/h"

It should be in the Speed Camera file.
I had the same a few months ago while traveling on I-4 in Florida and the alert displayed on my GPS was 4 MPH. So you were probably traveling on a highway #1 which is in the title of the file.

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Clem - Garmin 2495LMT, 1450T & C530

I've only gotten the "speed

I've only gotten the "speed alert" warning on streets in my city (Winnipeg, Manitoba), so the message can't be related to a highway number.

You weren't on 1st street were you?

JayGoldstein wrote:

I've only gotten the "speed alert" warning on streets in my city (Winnipeg, Manitoba), so the message can't be related to a highway number.

grin

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No, there's not even a 1st

No, there's not even a 1st St. here in Winnipeg.

Regardless of the name of the street I've been on, when the warning occurs, the message always is "speed alert ahead: 1 km/h."

On a serious note... If that's possible with me..

JayGoldstein wrote:

No, there's not even a 1st St. here in Winnipeg.

Regardless of the name of the street I've been on, when the warning occurs, the message always is "speed alert ahead: 1 km/h."

You didn't by any chance change the name of the file to Redlight-Camera1.csv did you?

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No, the file name was not

No, the file name was not changed.

FWIW, redlight camera warnings worked perfectly.

Speed alert ahead: 1 km/h

To check if there is a "1" in a file name somewhere, I would do a search as "*1*" (without the quotes) in the POI folder that was copied to your GPS. It could list the file in question.

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Clem - Garmin 2495LMT, 1450T & C530

The only file with a "1" in

The only file with a "1" in it is a list of Tim Hortons donuts shops. I don't think it is the culprit.

I installed the most recent update (Sept. 17/08) of redlight-cameras.csv. The "speed alert ahead" warning message still occurs at the same locations.

You may be on the right track when you said that the speed alert warning belongs in a different file. Who checks the redlight camera file for errors?

Custom Poi's

Look around for a custom POI that always seems to be around when the warning does off. Then check the filenames in your custom POI's for the "1". I was getting a 7mph warning all the time and it was making me crazy before I realized that there always seemed to be a 7-Eleven nearby. I checked, and sure enough the filename was the culprit and I changed it.

I'll change the Tim Hortons

I'll remove the "1" from the Tim Hortons file name and will see what happens.

Getting rid of the "1" in

Getting rid of the "1" in the POI file for Tim Hortons did the trick. grin Thanks very much for giving me the solution.

If someone can explain why having the number in the file name triggered the alert, I'd appreciate it. In any case, from now on, I'll rename POI files that include a number.

Getting rid of the "1" in

I am happy that you found the culprit.
Have a nice day. smile smile

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POI Loader Help Section

JayGoldstein wrote:

If someone can explain why having the number in the file name triggered the alert, I'd appreciate it. In any case, from now on, I'll rename POI files that include a number.

That is one of the ways of setting alerts, along with @30 in each line of the POI file ... not to mention using the manual mode. POI Loader's Help section has a lot of good info on this subject.

RT

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Garmin Magic Spells

JayGoldstein wrote:

If someone can explain why having the number in the file name triggered the alert, I'd appreciate it.

No, only Garmin can explain why ... wink

We can, however, have a stab at describing them.

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24 Hour Pharmacies

I had a similar experience with getting warnings for 24 mph speed zones, and after reading this thread realized it was related to my POI for 24 hour pharmacies. Thank you so much for pointing me in that direction - it was driving me crazy.

2 mph speed ahead alert

Since the 11/19 updates for the red light and speed cameras I'm getting a "2MPH"ahead alert. I was wondering if this had anything to do with the traffic being stopped ahead of me or is it the number in the file?

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Speed Alerts

riggs point wrote:

Since the 11/19 updates for the red light and speed cameras I'm getting a "2MPH"ahead alert. I was wondering if this had anything to do with the traffic being stopped ahead of me or is it the number in the file?

Are you setting the alert in manual mode? Try using a distance alert instead of letting it default.

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I've noticed that the alert

I've noticed that the alert goes off near Starbucks and my Starbucks poi had a (2) next to it so I removed the (2) from starbucks and any other numbers from the rest of my poi s, including the redlight and speed cameras and reloaded my Garmin with the new ones. Hopefully the (12) or 11 next to the red light camera ones won't make any difference.

Is there an alert for stopped traffic or is it just that there happened to be a starbucks there?

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riggs point wrote:

Hopefully the (12) or 11 next to the red light camera ones won't make any difference.

Is there an alert for stopped traffic or is it just that there happened to be a starbucks there?

What "11" or "12" are you talking about in the redlight camera file? There is no stopped traffic alert other than those provided by a traffic subscription -- and that has nothing to do with POIs.

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What "11" or "12" are you talking about

When I download a red light file and there's already one in my downloads folder, the new download gets a number next to its name. I cleared all of the previous downloads now but the poi s in the Poi folder
on my hard drive had the names with a number. I erased the numbers and reloaded the poi s so that now my poi folder on my Garmin contains just the name, starbucks etc without a number.

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speed alert problem solved

Thank you- problem solved. The starbucks(2) caused my Garmins to set off a speed alert each time I was in a Starbucks proximity. Removing the (2) from the file name ended the alert.

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that's funny

that's funny

Now I want to try it.

After reading these now I want to add a number to my POI files just to try it out.

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