POI for going over speed limit?

 

Just Paid a speeding ticket for the wife, Total $450!
I was wondering if there is anyway to have her gps tell her or have some kind of alarm go off when she goes over the speed limit?
Are there any POI's that do this?
Thanks
Scott

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Hmm

On the newer nuvis, when exceeding the speed limit expected by the nuvi, your speed changes color to red.

But then, if someone doesn't see the speed limit signs alongside the road, they might not see the red nuvi speed indicator either.

That's about all that nuvis are capable of doing.

On the other hand, $450 is a big ticket--if it's due to speeding in a US School Zone, there is something you can do. Search the Garmin forum for "School Zone." If due to speeding through a Speed Camera zone, there's also something you can do. But for general exceeding the speed limit, nuvis can't help you.

A nice Idea But...

This could be a nice feature for Garmin to consider. There would have to be a "threshold" setting though. Most people speed to some extent. It could be quite annoying to get an audio alert every time you do 36 in a 35 zone! I have also noticed quite a few errors in the speed limit database. There are also many secondary roads for which the GPS does not indicate a speed limit.

Speed limit display

Searched for what you are looking for and a few years back there was a discussion on this forum about that very thing. Haven't come across a practical solution. The alarm would have to be adjustable; you wouldn't want it going off at 1 mph over the limit. It would become so annoying, you would soon disable it. Speed limits change so often, it would have to use maps that are frequently updated.
My Garmin (2595) shows the posted speed limit and my current speed, and when I exceed the speed limit, the numbers turn red. No audible warning, however, unless I'm are in a speed camera zone with the current POIs for that area.
There are smartphone apps that show your speed, and can be set manually to sound an alarm when a preset speed is exceeded. But I haven't found an app that integrates the speed limit on the road you are on with a preset limit to sound an alarm automatically when you exceed the posted speed by, say, five or ten mph.
Obviously any device to warn you of excessive speed would have to be turned on manually. If one is aware enough to turn on such a device every time they drive, perhaps a GPS that displays the posted speed and your current speed would suffice.
It seems like the technology is here for an adjustable speed warning alarm; just don't know if or where it exists.

Not on a Garmin, But

This probably won't help you, but none of my Garmin's (200W, 295, 765T) can do it and I'm not sure if other Garmins can..

But I'm currently running CoPilot on my Android tablet and it does indeed have an overspeed audible alert. CoPilot runs on Android tablets and Smartphones, and I think on Apple devices. Not every road on their maps have speeds associated with them, but they update their maps quarterly, for free.

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I think

I think it was my 2460, which I've now given away, that I'd set to a locale of Australia in order to get some extra features like the ability to turn "autozoom" off and on. Anyway, I normally drive with the voice on my Nuvi muted and just rely on the map but at some point, for some reason I'd turned the voice volume back on.

Much to my surprise, and annoyance, the Nuvi did produce a single BONG every time I exceeded the speed limit by 1 MPH. About drove me crazy as even with the vehicle on cruise control it would drift back and forth over the speed limit or under it. Also the bong continues every few seconds as long as you remain at least 1 MPH over the limit.

I changed every setting I could think of in order to get rid of that BONG and after days of frustration it was doing a hard reset and turning the locale back to USA that stopped it.

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Definitely doable

highonthai wrote:

Just Paid a speeding ticket for the wife, Total $450!
I was wondering if there is anyway to have her gps tell her or have some kind of alarm go off when she goes over the speed limit?
Are there any POI's that do this?
Thanks
Scott

I don't know of any POI files that will do this, but it is one of the options already built into my TomTom GPS itself. I can have the background of the tab that displays the vehicle speed turn red, or I can also turn on a audible warning. The sound provided by the audible warning can be selected from a number of options, including "Silence", which is the default standard unless an actual sound is selected.

I do not have a Garmin, so I don't know if they will do the same thing, but it would not surprise me, as both manufacturers seem to produce devices with comparable features.

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My Opinion

It makes no sense in having a speed alert on the Nuvi since it gets the information regarding speed limits from the map itself.

I can't count the times the speed limit the Nuvi posted was WRONG, so certainly I wouldn't trust it to alert me. My 2460 has the ability to correct the wrong speed limit information on the unit. After many corrections I don't even bother anymore.
Just look at the posted signs and you'll get the correct speed limit.

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makes no sense

The argument for not having the option to do something useful because the database might be incomplete or even inaccurate is what makes no sense to me. If the GPS shows speed limits, if it shows then in RED when exceeded, then it should certainly have the option to play an alert when going over the limit occurs. Sure, there are some with a "I was only breaking the law by 5 mph" mentality, I don't really care if Garmin accommodates them with an adjustable margin over the limit or not. There should certainly be an easy way to temporarily mute the alert, such as touching the speed limit indicator, for cases where the data is wrong, the limit has recently changed, or you just have a lead foot. But arguing against giving the user the option to enable this type of feature because the data is bad only leads to less concern on Garmin's part of keeping the data accurate and up to date. Garmin should give up the option. If you don't care to use it, that is OK with me. Don't argue that I shouldn't have it because you don't like it.

Speed Limit

After updating my 1390T with the 2014.10 map, I've noticed most of the roads now have the speed limit posted. Used it quite a bit lately and am pretty happy with it. The over speed limit indicator turns red which I found helpful. No complaints.

Yes

A g/f of mine has a TomTom and said her's 'mooos' (like a cow) when she exceeds the speedlimit by whatever amount she sets --- neat feature...

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Eyes

highonthai wrote:

Just Paid a speeding ticket for the wife, Total $450!
I was wondering if there is anyway to have her gps tell her or have some kind of alarm go off when she goes over the speed limit?
Are there any POI's that do this?
Thanks
Scott

The last time I checked there are signs on the side of the road that tells you the speed limit, you don't need a GPS or any other electronic device to tell you. So in other words suck it up buttercup twisted twisted twisted

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I Beg To Differ

Frovingslosh wrote:

The argument for not having the option to do something useful because the database might be incomplete or even inaccurate is what makes no sense to me. If the GPS shows speed limits, if it shows then in RED when exceeded, then it should certainly have the option to play an alert when going over the limit occurs. Sure, there are some with a "I was only breaking the law by 5 mph" mentality, I don't really care if Garmin accommodates them with an adjustable margin over the limit or not. There should certainly be an easy way to temporarily mute the alert, such as touching the speed limit indicator, for cases where the data is wrong, the limit has recently changed, or you just have a lead foot. But arguing against giving the user the option to enable this type of feature because the data is bad only leads to less concern on Garmin's part of keeping the data accurate and up to date. Garmin should give up the option. If you don't care to use it, that is OK with me. Don't argue that I shouldn't have it because you don't like it.

I can't recall saying you shouldn't have the choice because I don't like it, I merely stated a fact which obviously isn't agreeable with you. If you want to trust potential inaccurate speed limits that's your choice. Of course the audible alert is a nice feature, but it relies on information beyond Garmins control. The inaccurate speed limits are not Garmins fault, it's the fault of Navteq, the producer of the maps.

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how rude

d-moo70 wrote:

The last time I checked there are signs on the side of the road that tells you the speed limit, you don't need a GPS or any other electronic device to tell you. So in other words suck it up buttercup

How rude. If the information is in there then there is no good reason not to have an audio alert on it (unless there is a patent issue that we are not aware of). No one says that you have to use it, all discussion that I have seen has asked for options to enable an alert. And FYI, I have driven a large number of miles on back roads in New Mexico and Oklahoma and been looking for speed limit signs and been unable to find them. They are not always as common as you might think. Saying that there are signs is like suggesting that the GPS receiver shouldn't have spoken turn instructions, after all there are signs and even a little arrow that shows up on the GPS screen.

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highonthai wrote:

Just Paid a speeding ticket for the wife, Total $450!
I was wondering if there is anyway to have her gps tell her or have some kind of alarm go off when she goes over the speed limit?
Are there any POI's that do this?

Not really a good use of the functions of POIs...

What you want is a stand-alone GPSr that has a built-in over-speed alert functions... or a decent smartphone app that has the ability to alert you. Navigon is one that does - with separate settings for within urban areas and outside urban areas. Garmin's Street Pilot iOS app has speed limit alerts, as does TomTom's IOS app - but those are just on/off choices - Navigon has more flexibility.

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I'd like it

Yes there are errors in the Navteq speed limits, but I'd be really pleased to get a simple audio alert (a single distinctive bong might be just right) each time it thought me to be a settable margin above the posted limit. I personally, would set the margin pretty tight--probably 2 mph. Others would hate it to be that tight, which suggests this one should be a user option to me.

"Single" bong does bring up the question: "what should enable the next bong?". Possibly the passage of a set re-arming time or a re-arming distance, or perhaps progression to a portion of road with a different speed limit? I don't like that last one--some Interstate Highway stretches keep the same limit for a really long way.

Regarding database errors and the "just look at the signs" comments: on the roads I travel, the speed limit shown by my 3790LMT is far more likely to be correct than my guess when I have not yet even seen a sign on the current road, can't remember the last sign I saw, or failed to see a sign. I'd love the database to be more accurate, and wish that Navteq and made the corrections I reported to their previous corrections web site, but already it is plenty good enough for an audio alert based on it to be useful to me. The limits here near Albuquerque NM seem far more likely to be right than the ones I saw in northeast Ohio a year ago, so this may be something that varies a lot in accuracy with locality.

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lot of money

That is quite a ticket. Garmin needs to do some work on their speed limits on the display, some times they show. some times they don't. Sometimes they are way off on the posted vs the displayed.

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Traps yet

Try the app trapster for iPhone. It beeps when u exceed a user set limit. It has many other features.

Well, It's unfortunate that

Well, It's unfortunate that Garmin does not have this feature or capability. I only wanted some kind of speed sensor alarm. It did not have to be connected to the map. The red speed indicator is not very useful in my opinion. I'll have to look into a Andriod app that might help.
A few years ago while living in Japan the cars Had speed alarms factory installed and would ding as you hit a maximum speed. Yes, sometimes it was annoying but just used to put tape over the little speaker once I found it.
The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

Thanks for the input.

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highonthai wrote:

The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

As it should be.

I'm guessing that there is nowhere in California where the legal speed limit is 80 mph. So if one is traveling 80 mph, one already knows that that is illegal.

If one is traveling 80 mph and is not aware that one is traveling that speed, I would think that that in and of itself is very dangerous.

Don't let it ding

if its going to beep every time you go over the posted limit. If you could set it to ding at a preset amount over the limit this might be helpful, but annoying if you need to speed up a few mph to pass.

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Agree

Motorcycle Mama wrote:
highonthai wrote:

The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

As it should be.

I'm guessing that there is nowhere in California where the legal speed limit is 80 mph. So if one is traveling 80 mph, one already knows that that is illegal.

If one is traveling 80 mph and is not aware that one is traveling that speed, I would think that that in and of itself is very dangerous.

Agree, one should know when they are going that fast. And you could tell if your going that fast down a road, 80 is moving along a real fast pace.

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Agree

Motorcycle Mama wrote:
highonthai wrote:

The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

As it should be.

I'm guessing that there is nowhere in California where the legal speed limit is 80 mph. So if one is traveling 80 mph, one already knows that that is illegal.

If one is traveling 80 mph and is not aware that one is traveling that speed, I would think that that in and of itself is very dangerous.

Agree, one should know when they are going that fast. And you could tell if your going that fast down a road, 80 is moving along a real fast pace.

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Speed limits

A POI for speed limits would be very hard to do. In Florida on RT301 it would be impossible. The speed limit changes so often and so close together I don't think a GPS would have time to register it.
It goes from 65 to 55 to 45 to 35 and back in less than a mile and 1/2.

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What Was The Speed Limit?

highonthai wrote:

The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

Thanks for the input.

I'm curious to know what was the posted speed limit that your wife was driving at 80 MPH.
It could be those excessive fines were due in part of how much over the limit she was doing.

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She Need To

Drive in Texas where some roads is 80 MPH.

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Is this a free app?

JeffSh wrote:

Try the app trapster for iPhone. It beeps when u exceed a user set limit. It has many other features.

Is this a free app?

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speed alert

If your wife has a Smart Phone there are apps that you can download that will alert you if you go over speed limit.

i have a feeling

muell9k wrote:
highonthai wrote:

The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

Thanks for the input.

I'm curious to know what was the posted speed limit that your wife was driving at 80 MPH.
It could be those excessive fines were due in part of how much over the limit she was doing.

I have a feeling we are only hearing a part of the story. In many areas exceeding the speed limit by 15 MPH is cause for a charge of reckless or dangerous driving which does rate higher fines and are assessed in addition to the penalty for exceeding the speed limit. In still other areas the speeding fines are cumulative in that there is a basic fine and then as the speed increases the amount levied also increases (and sometimes astronomically).

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Speeding

Regardless of what electronic device you want to devise, it comes down to the inattentiveness of the driver and whatever gray matter they posses between the ears!

Where I live, if you get caught doing 30mph over the posted limit you have your car impounded for a week, lose your license for a week and pay a hefty fine.
I am no angel and usually go with whatever the flow of traffic does.

Then after all that is done the insurance goes sky high!!

Just recently they got one doing 60mph over the posted limit of 50mph.

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NOT just direct ticket cost

It's not just direct ticket cost. Wait until you get insurance bill and find out it's quite a bit more without 'safe driver' discounts...

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Normally

muell9k wrote:

I'm curious to know what was the posted speed limit that your wife was driving at 80 MPH.
It could be those excessive fines were due in part of how much over the limit she was doing.

Normally the maximum highway speed limit in California is 65 MPH but there are a few exceptions where the limit is 70 MPH.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/70mph.htm

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Speedometer

Not trying to be a smart guy, but looking at the speedometer might be the best alarm...I think most cars have them as standard equipment now days....boy are we ever getting lazy. Don't need garmin to tell me I am over the speed limit.Setting the cruise control at a speed can also help.

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7 or 8 MPH Above The Posted Speed Limit for a GPS Unit

t923347 wrote:

...the Nuvi did produce a single BONG every time I exceeded the speed limit by 1 MPH. About drove me crazy as even with the vehicle on cruise control it would drift back and forth over the speed limit or under it. Also the bong continues every few seconds as long as you remain at least 1 MPH over the limit...

"10 miles over is usually a ticket around here in California especially if it was on city streets. 5 miles over or less is usually a warning. My husband used to live in WA, and he agrees that 10 miles over would have been a ticket for him" = a quote from an internet source

From different sources, it seems that generally and anecdotally the police work with issuing a ticket for driving over the posted speed limit by 10 mph. If that is the case, the Nuvi or a GPS unit triggering an alarm or something at 7 or 8 mph above the posted speed limit could be useful--hypothetically speaking.

I Have My

Wife telling me if I go over the speed limit.

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Navigon for smartphone has this feature

My Navigon app for my iPhone ($69 including lifetime map updates) has this feature. You set the buffer (5 or 10 mph, or whatever you feel safe with) and as soon as you exceed your buffer, it announces "caution".
While I generally like my two Nuvi's, I am using Navigon on iPhone more and more in place of the Nuvi's.
Also, I am not likely to buy replacement Nuvi's due to Garmin oversights such as this.

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Heavy Fine

t923347 wrote:
muell9k wrote:

I'm curious to know what was the posted speed limit that your wife was driving at 80 MPH.
It could be those excessive fines were due in part of how much over the limit she was doing.

Normally the maximum highway speed limit in California is 65 MPH but there are a few exceptions where the limit is 70 MPH.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/70mph.htm

It may have been 65, or maybe even 70.
Then again it could have been 40, thus the heavy fine. Only the OP (highonthai) can answer that.

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I

I know, I was just posting what the high end of the California speed limit could be.

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It's a Common Sense Issue!

While I agree with others who say an over limit audible warning feature is both doable and useful, it CANNOT become a substitute for staying alert behind the wheel!
The surest way I know to get a hefty fine is to get caught speeding in a work zone. The fines are doubled in my state of Pennsylvania. No database, no matter how well maintained, can possibly keep track of work zone speed limits due to their temporary nature.
As for an alert to warn of speeds 30 or 40 miles over the limit, it shouldn't be an audible alert, a hand should come out of the GPS and slap the driver silly!

Audio Alert

highonthai wrote:

Just Paid a speeding ticket for the wife, Total $450!
I was wondering if there is anyway to have her gps tell her or have some kind of alarm go off when she goes over the speed limit?
Are there any POI's that do this?
Thanks
Scott

When I first purchased my Nuvi 2455 I played around with different countries in the world and found that when I set up to any country in Europe which included England (most of the others don't speak English); there was a audio alert. It's been a while since I did that but it may be worth a try.

There are things like currency which will be wrong.

Just reset the unit and set it up for another country.

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Yep

highonthai wrote:

The speeding ticket for 80mph was only $70.00 but here in California they have all sorts of other penalty fees that get added on. When all done it was over $450.00!!!

I was going to guess you were maybe in NY. They do the same thing, the state adds all kinds of extra fines and fees on top of any traffic ticket. Makes a cash stream into the state that doesn't count as a tax increase. Guess CA knows that trick to.

A friend uses an iPad as his GPS (not sure what software) and he can set how much over he might drive and it just quietly says "warning" once when you pass the set limit. I also often leave my 2460 in mute when I just want to check location and arrival time and don't need directions. I think a set over limit that would have the option of an audible warning and maybe flash the screen red once or twice to let you know the warning has been given if the audio is muted would work for me.

MotionX Drive for iPhone

...displays current speed limit, and in an adjacent box, speed of your vehicle with white, yellow, or red background. White - at or under speed limit, Yellow - over speed limit to about 10% over limit, Red - more than 10% over limit. Cost is $0.99 with 30 day voice guidance enabled...which you must do in order to see these speed boxes. After that, extending voice guidance for a year is $9.99/year. So for under $11 you have a pretty decent GPS. You'll need to keep your iPhone on charge unless you are taking short trips, as running the app is a power draw. Give it a try for $0.99....

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Strange

I am certain that my 2555 has an audible warning that I turned off because it was getting annoying.. I'm in Canada by the way which might make a difference?

Not Uncommon

Timantide wrote:

A POI for speed limits would be very hard to do. In Florida on RT301 it would be impossible. The speed limit changes so often and so close together I don't think a GPS would have time to register it.
It goes from 65 to 55 to 45 to 35 and back in less than a mile and 1/2.

I have noticed the same thing on US-20 in Massachusetts, especially in the Berkshires. Speed limits change so frequently that on at least two stretches I recall, you could see three different speed limit signs ahead. And the State Police diligently monitored those speeds.

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60 Over?

Melaqueman wrote:

Just recently they got one doing 60mph over the posted limit of 50mph.

I just got one last year in southern Cali. Just under triple digits in a 55 zone. Cost me over $500. Yes, I knew I was going fast. How can you not know when you're almost double the limit? I got caught, I had to pay. Since I'm from the other coast, my insurance company never found out. Have I done that again? No way!

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POI for going over speed limit?

I just discovered PhantomAlert, (800) 725-8425, uploaded my $29.99 for the year, and downloaded their data. I might have driven ten miles or so since then, and I got real warnings about school zones coming, and some false positives about some speed traps that were there (that weren't really there). The good news is that people report what they see (Speed trap on the side of the road! Radar!), but the bad news is that they probably don't bother deleting the information after the officer puts his equipment away and goes somewhere else. So you'll be getting some speed alerts that were probably valid yesterday or whenever they were reported, but a lot of them, in my experience, are not valid today.

Finally, there is a sure way of avoiding speeding tickets: stay within the speed limit. Or at least within five MPH of the limit. You'll be safer, too.

Just recently they got one doing 60mph over the posted limit of

> Since I'm from the other coast, my insurance company never found out.

That five hundred dollars was just to get your attention. What is bad, aside from a likely personal injury or death accident, is your insurance company finding out. Are you sure they didn't or won't?? If they raise your rates, they are doing you a favor. If they drop you, it will probably be hard getting insurance. An officer wants a "good" ticket, like the one you got. Ten over the limit might not be worth writing. Here is a suggestion: slow down. You're welcome.

Well, just maybe...

Timantide wrote:

A POI for speed limits would be very hard to do. In Florida on RT301 it would be impossible. The speed limit changes so often and so close together I don't think a GPS would have time to register it.
It goes from 65 to 55 to 45 to 35 and back in less than a mile and 1/2.

Back on LI, there were a few roads where the limit changed from 45 to 55, and when I paid attention to my 760, I noticed the limit on the screen changed within 5 feet of passing the sign on the side of the road. If they have the data, they can mark the changes quite precisely. Whether you notice it or not, well that's a different matter.

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camerabob wrote:

Have I done that again? No way!

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Audible speedometer setting

Does anyone remember the 1959 Buicks? They had a "bug" that could be set for any desired speed.

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Speaking of

I recall a Buick I had in the mid 80s with a digital dash that would flash when you went over a certain speed. That was a fixed speed though. Wouldn't help much in a school zone....

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