Speed limit display

 

The, my, Garmin 700 series has the nice option of displaying the speed limit on the map screen. A factory option. Is there a way to program alert to warn, either voice or sound, when one exceeds that posted speed limit option. I know when entering personal POI’s an alert can be assigned, but, I’m asking about the factory option.

Mike

No

Nope, but would be a nice feature.

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Nope.

Nope.

You need to pay attention to the official signs posted along the roadside. Telling the officer "But my GPS said..." just won't fly.

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no as other has already

no as other has already stated but would be a nice feature.

The Mio 310 had

that feature. You could set it to bong if you went over the set speed limit, you had to masnually set it.

speed limit display

good point a_user

we're getting too dependent (me included) on things to warn us of everyday things we should be already be aware of.

Already Exists... but not on a Garmin

My Dad's TomTom has this feature & while I like my Garmin much better overall, I'm envious of it anytime I borrow his car.

Yes, we're getting generally dependent on alarms & such but it's nice to be able to keep your eyes on the road & have a device gently remind you that you're traveling in excess of the posted speed.

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I always wonder

I always wonder how there hasn't been any liability suits over this feature?! wink

Speed limit alerts

This is a feature that has been asked for in the past. I would love the option to be alerted if I was exceeding the posted speed limit by 5 mph or some number the user can select. I've found that the posted and displayed speed limits are dead on in areas I travel near my home. However on a recent 1,200 mile trip, I found on more than one occasion, the speed limits did not match for over a mile...

The bottom line is that the driver must know what the posted speed limit is and while the displayed speed limit provides some confirmation what the limit is, I cannot at this time rely on the database within the GPSr to be 100% accurate. Why should we expect it to be any better than the factory supplied POI?

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Speed Limit Alert

The Navigon units have this feature. But Navigon is essentially out of business in the US now.

We bought the inlaws a Navigon 5100 for Chiristmas several years ago.

And although it has some pretty neat features and they were the first to offer "free" traffic.... the Navigon's have been plagued with bad routing problems.

Hopefully, the speed limit feature will be instituted in the Garmin's in the future.

Wouldn't Work Here

That kind of audible advisory could make a driver nutty here in the Phoenix area. There seems to be constant work underway on the highway system and the speed limit can vary between 65 a 55 fairly randomly. City streets are similar. I've also found streets where the local signage and GPS indicator don't match.

When it comes to things that could get you a citation it's probably better to watch your gauges and street signage...and stay off the phone.

wink

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My Own Speed Limit Alert

I have my own speed limit alert that is with me most of the time. It's called "My Wife" and it almost never fails to warn me.

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it would be nice

It would be nice to have the option to be warned especially in areas known for high ticketing.

we have it

poi "speed traps" you can set alerts in it

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thank you.

bill2125 wrote:

poi "speed traps" you can set alerts in it

thanks. good to know.

But there's no Mute button!

alrom45 wrote:

I have my own speed limit alert that is with me most of the time. It's called "My Wife" and it almost never fails to warn me.

I use the same system, but I am envious of those who have it on the GPS. The GPS has a volume control and a mute button. grin

Wow

bsp131 wrote:

It would be nice to have the option to be warned especially in areas known for high ticketing.

Don't you have a speedometer???? Why do you have to be warned you are going over the speed-limit?? Seems to me the speedometer is the best warning tool you could have...Just don't drive over the speed limit...not to be rude but it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out....

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Don't count on it

farrissr wrote:

...Just don't drive over the speed limit...

You don't have to drive over the speed limit to get ticketed in some places. Ever been through Ferriday, LA in a car with out-of-state plates?

Wow, a little surprised to

Wow, a little surprised to see negative replies. I would love to be able to tie a sound to going over the speed limit shown on the GPS. It could be a pleasant sound, it could be set to only go off if you are X amount over the limit. It could of course be muted if you like separate from other sounds or easily turned off......

If you are going to use the idea that the limit shown is not accurate, well first, they certainly are most of the time everywhere I drive. Second, if that's the case why even have it shown at all? Because it is an excellent guide especially when you have not seen a speed posted in awhile, which happens often. Tying it to warn you would be a very nice feature.

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Nuvi 765T, Street Pilot I5, Nuvi 750, Nuvi 3570

On newer TomTom

models if the speed limit is shown on the map screen it will turn red if you exceed it (not sure about an alarm though). Also on the 930 and possibly other models you can set an alarm if you exceed a preset speed by more than a certain amount (user definable if I remember correctly).

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LA

charliepar wrote:
farrissr wrote:

...Just don't drive over the speed limit...

You don't have to drive over the speed limit to get ticketed in some places. Ever been through Ferriday, LA in a car with out-of-state plates?

As a matter of fact I have....did not get a ticket...of course your comment has nothing to do with the discussion...

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That sounds like a great

That sounds like a great idea!

My Own Speed Limit Alert

Well i'll be, I have one just like that to. The only time is does not work is when she is sleeping.

ohwogo nuvi 750

reply

Ya, I wrote the original comment, question. I can’t believe all the negative comments! If we have a gadget “GPS”, then why not use its options, ei. Red light cameras etc. Sure I know the speed limit in my area, but in other cities signs can be few between. Of course cars have speedometers, but how many times do we accidently creep over the limit, or enter a school zone 20mph, and the cop is waiting for income. For those ridicules negative comments, don’t enjoy the modern electronic technology, throw you GPS out the car window and get a map!

BB -

bb044 wrote:

Ya, I wrote the original comment, question. I can’t believe all the negative comments! If we have a gadget “GPS”, then why not use its options, ei. Red light cameras etc. Sure I know the speed limit in my area, but in other cities signs can be few between. Of course cars have speedometers, but how many times do we accidently creep over the limit, or enter a school zone 20mph, and the cop is waiting for income. For those ridicules negative comments, don’t enjoy the modern electronic technology, throw you GPS out the car window and get a map!

From what I saw, the comments were against relying on the display to provide the correct information. In my area the display often shows 1 speed and the official sign is up to 10 mile per hour lower - like dropping from a 40 to a 30 as you approach a school. These changes were done after the information was coded into the map, so the map is wrong. It goes back to my original response - "But gee officer my GPS said ..."

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I use that feature on my

I use that feature on my NAVIGON and use it only on major roads and Highways, I find it very reliable on 4 lane roads and Interstates.

Some ask why there isn't a Liability issue with this feature, I guess for the same reason you wouldn't be able to file suit because the GPS made you get off the Highway then back on, or make a bad turn. this is just a navigation aid not a bible.

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Over Speed Limit Alarm

I seriously doubt Garmin will ever offer a feature that sounds an alarm if you go a certain speed over the speed limit. Just today as I was traveling back from the NC Coast, the speed limit dropped from 55 to 35. Garmin did catch the change, but not until I passed the second 35 mph sign. If the police were monitoring speed AND I wasn't paying attention because I was relying on an audible alarm from Garmin, it would have been citation time. I'm still somewhat surprised that they even offer this feature.

Amen Bob

BobDee wrote:

I use that feature on my NAVIGON and use it only on major roads and Highways, I find it very reliable on 4 lane roads and Interstates.

Some ask why there isn't a Liability issue with this feature, I guess for the same reason you wouldn't be able to file suit because the GPS made you get off the Highway then back on, or make a bad turn. this is just a navigation aid not a bible.

Glad to see some common sense & responsibility. As I mentioned above, I like the audible speed limit alarm on my Dad's TomTom & wish my 765 had it BUT I would never rely on it.

Dear god, it scares me that some of these folks have cruise control in their cars. I mean, using their logic, a valid argument could be "gee, it's called "speed CONTROL" so when the car in front of me stopped I never thought to step on the brake. So as you can clearly see, your honor, the accident was not my fault." laugh out loud

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Not lost anymore. Well, not as it pertains to driving anyway. -Garmin Nuvi 765t, 56 unt Mac user.

I agree with POifect. The

I agree with Poifect. The PND provides information to assist the driver. It is not an auto pilot. Speed limit errors would be no different than mapping errors that might route me the wrong way on a one way street. It is the drivers responsibility to know how to drive.

I would like to see a speed alarm function on the Garmin.

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I can think of a reason

Nobody mentioned this already about the advantage of sounding a notification of exceeding past a speed limit.

My car drives very smooth. I use cruise control most of the time and don't have to worry. But I have one of those vehicles where you can be travelling fast and it feels like you are just crawling along

Many times, I look down at my speedomter and didn't realize at how fast I was starting to get.

I am not a speed demon ... I believe if you run a red light camera and get a ticket, good for you. If you speed and get a ticket, good for you too.

I try my best to drive safely and responsibly ... which is why if I do start to get going a little faster than I should be in that area, a nice notification would be appreciated.

The GPS is just providing us with automated advice, it is not giving us orders ... whether it is to turn left in 300 meters or ding ding, you are going a little too fast ... it is up to the driver to drive the speed limit and not turn the wrong way down a one way street in that 300 meters even if the GPS told him too.

I can't see how anybody could hold Garmin responsible for a speed limit inaccurracy any more than a map inaccurracy.

Option to Turn off Speed Limit

I'd love the option to be able to turn the speed limit display off. The data isn't reliable enough to rely on and it obsures the more useful map scale!

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Off the subject ...

farrissr wrote:
charliepar wrote:
farrissr wrote:

...Just don't drive over the speed limit...

You don't have to drive over the speed limit to get ticketed in some places. Ever been through Ferriday, LA in a car with out-of-state plates?

As a matter of fact I have....did not get a ticket...of course your comment has nothing to do with the discussion...

It has as much to do with the discussion as your remark did. wink

Additionally

In addition to the "exceeding speed limit" tone, I'd like a tone that goes off when the speed limit changes.

I do I lot of rural driving and I don't always notice immediately that the speed limit has changed.

Reply to a_user

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Nope.

You need to pay attention to the official signs posted along the roadside. Telling the officer "But my GPS said..." just won't fly.

That would be awesome in traffic court! LOL

Speed limit display

I had a Garmin Street Pilot Color Map that had a programable speed alarm in it. A red bar would flash and the unit would sound off if you went over the programmed limit. That was 6 units ago in 1999. Some of the older units had nice features like truck routing ect., but they were not user friendly like today's units

changing display

bb044 wrote:

The, my, Garmin 700 series has the nice option of displaying the speed limit on the map screen. A factory option. Is there a way to program alert to warn, either voice or sound, when one exceeds that posted speed limit option. I know when entering personal POI’s an alert can be assigned, but, I’m asking about the factory option.

Mike

Is there a way to change the display. I don't need to see what speed I am going ( I have a speedometer). I have the miles to arrival on the right, I would like the time to arrival on the left. My old Nuvi 650 had this.

Heads up display and speed

Bought a pre owned Buick that has a heads up display (HUD) and even though I never ever would have bought it as a new option, I LOVE IT. It is always in my field of view and especially in 35 to 55 mile speed zones where I typically do not set my cruise, it keeps me on speed. In my judgement it should be on all cars. It tells me what XM station I am on, when a warning light goes on and that my turn signal is flashing. Never have to take my eyes of the road...

now if it could tie into my Garmin and put it on screen...

would be great to have

bsp131 wrote:
bb044 wrote:

The, my, Garmin 700 series has the nice option of displaying the speed limit on the map screen. A factory option. Is there a way to program alert to warn, either voice or sound, when one exceeds that posted speed limit option. I know when entering personal POI’s an alert can be assigned, but, I’m asking about the factory option.

Mike

Is there a way to change the display. I don't need to see what speed I am going ( I have a speedometer). I have the miles to arrival on the right, I would like the time to arrival on the left. My old Nuvi 650 had this.

This would be a great feauture...I wonder if there is a workaround....

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Heads up display and speed

The HUD is nice in many of the Pontiacs, and I do like the upper level speedometer in the Acura/Honda's.

Never have to look down!!!

Speed limit sign on the

Speed limit sign on the device is a nice litte feature. Would I rely on it? No. In the rural area, speed limit coud be change over the time. Therefore, I rather depended on speed sign street.

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While I wouldn't mind this

While I wouldn't mind this feature as well, it's still something I would NOT rely upon as the posted speeds do not always match around the Denver area as I am sure is the case in other areas. All it would take is to NOT pay attention to the posted signs to get yourself into trouble. Still it would be handy.