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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Displaced So Cal Desert Racer living in Northern Thailand.
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Too Many Speed Limit Signs Could Represent a Traffic Hazard

Timantide wrote:

...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.

With so many speed limits posted within such a limited range of distance and with that type of variance in speeds, the irony is that it almost seems as if such measures to control the speed of drivers could be counter productive and even a traffic hazard: a driver could experience focusing more on the speed limit signs to avoid a ticket rather than on the road or the condition of the stretch or the behavior of other drivers.

just a glance at the...

speedometer would be her best bet...and not clutter your GPSr with another poi.

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Speed limit alert

On the Rand McNally TND 710 and TND 720 you set the speed you want it to alert at, the speed icon turns red and it verbally alerts.

2002 Audi also

camerabob wrote:

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....

My 2002 Audi A4 has a settable speed alarm. But it is a fixed speed, as of course it has not information on the current speed limit. I set it and forget it to a higher speed than I normally go.

An adjustable-clearance appropriate audio alert on my Garmin would be very much better.

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In Arizona - We call that a "Speed Trap"

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.

In Arizona - We call that a "Speed Trap"
And it's in spots like that where an alert would help cover your ass!

Brentr wrote:
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?

I've used both Waze and Trapster. I preferred Waze. They're both very similar.

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Garmin nüvi 1390LMT(returned) * Garmin 3590LMT(stolen) * Garmin 3590LMT LOH

Speed limit

Just finished a 3400 mile trip. What I would like is an alert tone when the speed limit changes, whether up or down. There were many times on 4 lanes roads where a tractor trailer would obscure a speed limit sign. The alert would at least tell you to look and see what the speed limit changed to.

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Tom

Double Check GPS vs Posted Speed

When driving I like to frequently check my speedometer's indicated speed against the GPS indicated limit and GPS tracking speed. It may be that I missed a road sign that changed the speed limit up/down. (Sometimes large trucks can obscure the signs too.)

It would be advantageous to have an audible alarm when going 5 mph over the limit.

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romanviking

Speedometers

romanviking wrote:

When driving I like to frequently check my speedometer's indicated speed against the GPS indicated limit and GPS tracking speed. It may be that I missed a road sign that changed the speed limit up/down. (Sometimes large trucks can obscure the signs too.)

It would be advantageous to have an audible alarm when going 5 mph over the limit.

From what I've read auto manufactures speedometers are not as accurate as the GPS's. The actual speed you are travelling is less a few MPH than what the speedometer indicates. This is done intentionally I believe.

As a test my SUV shows two MPH more than my Nuvi 2460. Nuvi 2460 shows 55 MPH, speedometer shows 57 MPH.

Having an alert sound if going 5 MPH over the limit is a great idea, however, it relies on the information contained in that map version which may be incorrect. I have found numerous times the posted speed on the Nuvi did not match the posted speed limit signs. The judge is not going to listen to your defense that your GPS had the wrong spped limit in it.

Although sometimes difficult to do, the best advice I can give is keep your eyes alert for the posted speed limits the best you can and obey them. Do not rely on your GPS for accurate information regarding posted speeds.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Speed signs vs GPS speed

I also have seen many times where they do not match. I will use the posted road sign speed and not the GPS. In cases where I miss a speed sign I will usually do the speed the traffic is going or less.

There have also been times where the GPS shows say 55mph and the road sign shows 45mph and the GPS does not change for quite a while. There is usually a cop with radar right after the sign.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

My 2 Cents

IMHO, the best rule of thumb to stay safe is to obey the posted signs and use the GPS's speedometer reading rather than vehicles for accuracy.
Another alternative, depending on the roadway, is use cruise control knowing the vehicle is traveling slightly less then the posted speed the cruise control was set at.

Check your vehicles speedometer against the GPS's speedometer to confirm the vehicle is showing a slower speed.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

POI for going over speed limit?

Wow, we do carry on.

This is my 1st auto gps. Nuvi 2595 I'm having a ball monkeying around with it. As far as I'm concerned it's a good idea (an alert). Someone said, "There are signs". There are also maps...why have a GPS? I hate to say it but I remember when maps were free. Not $5.95 for half a state like now.Anything extra added to the GPS I'll take. Just my 2 cents.

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Nuvi 2595 LMT When you come to a fork in the road- take it. (Leo)

Threshold would be good

I like the speed limit display on the new nuvi and am pretty impressed with their overall accuracy. If I do find an error I can touch the speed limit sign and set the correct value. From then on it will display the correct speed limit whenever I return to that speed zone. I agree that an audible "bong" would be helpful, but only if a threshold could be set. Not that I want to speed, but I don't want the unit going "bong" every time I go 56 in a 55 MPH zone. Having the sign turn red is fine (although that could have the same threshold as the audible alert), but I'd rather have the alert if I'm getting too much above the posted limit.

Speeding

It's interesting how this discussion differs from another discussion thread where people complain of the speed display turning red when driving over the speed limit on some newer GPS models.

app for speed

what app is that

Speeding

$450 for a speeding ticket seems a lot I know then you must pay for the court cost But how fast was she driving? Gps or no Gps when you are driving over the speed limit you know that"s only matter of time before you get pull over

Speed Beep

The Magellan 5235T-LM does have a feature to set an "over the limit" speed. This was my last Magellan and the only feature that it had that I miss. I sent an email to Garmin suggesting the feature be added. I would think that all it would take would be a firmware update, but they will probably opt for a new model and leave the rest of us out.

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Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

Must lookout

for changes in speed signs. When Garmin or Navteq is so far behind the times, it's easy to exceed speed limit in cities (not so much freeways). Yes, I got caught once in old hometown after 10 years being gone. Things change often and then there is construction, not noted on Garmin. Must read signs!!!

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Biggest problem

The biggest problem is with my 2597 and the newest maps I have found quite a few cases where the GPS gives the wrong speed limit. Just the other day I went from a 55mph zone to a 45 then a 35 and it didn't change until I hit the 25mph zone.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

I agree ...

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 agree ... just because something isn't perfect doesn't mean that it might not be useful ... and maybe it is my location in the South-East, but the speed limit display on my Garmin is amazingly accurate! I have noticed that on a few rare occasions it seems to have missed a change in speed limits by 100 yds or so, but I can't recall a time (other than temporary work zones) where it was actually incorrect ... and I DO use the feature frequently, so I am paying attention.

CC

i am looking for this poi

i am looking for this poi file also ... kindly help if any body have this

mooooooooo

Garmin Gal wrote:

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...

That is hilarious!

Speed limits

t923347 wrote:

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

Unless you're towing a trailer and then the max is 55, but the only place I ever saw this posted was where you cross the state line in to California. A person just has to stay on their toes wherever they go.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Speed Traps?

LS wrote:
Timantide wrote:

...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.

With so many speed limits posted within such a limited range of distance and with that type of variance in speeds, the irony is that it almost seems as if such measures to control the speed of drivers could be counter productive and even a traffic hazard: a driver could experience focusing more on the speed limit signs to avoid a ticket rather than on the road or the condition of the stretch or the behavior of other drivers.

I can think of several small communities in rural west Texas that have such abrupt changes, but to be fair the highway is posted at 75 and they don't want folks to be blowing through at that speed. In practice, one needs to stand on the brakes when they see the 1st reduction to be sure they are down to 35 by that last sign. For those who don't, many of these towns derive much of their income from inattentive travelers. It is suspicious that this is done on purpose and I wonder why they don't space the signs further apart to allow a more gradual slow down.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Unbelievable!!!

Posted speed limit signs and speedometers (That's why they put them in cars) so you can see how fast you are driving... Do we really need something else to tell us we are driving faster than the speed limit??? Obviously some don't pay attention to either..

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Distracted Driving

bdhsfz6 wrote:

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!

I'm on board here with this. This is a subject that strikes the sensitivities of many and I hope not to fuel the flames. While the tools (and toys) we have at hand these days can be very beneficial, they can also be distracting. When a person sits behind the wheel, they accept a number of responsibilities for themselves, their passengers and those they share the road with. Relying on something else to alert the driver that they are going too fast allows the driver to become inattentive. Other things can then occupy their attention and this is the basis for distracted driving. A ticket hurts, but a wrecked car or body hurts far worse.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Actually..

for a file like this to be really effective... it would need to be wired to a Cattle Prod... so if you went over the speed limit... you'd get the stuff shocked outa ya! surprised

That should get your attention smile

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Audible over speed alerts with viago (Garmin on smart phones)

I asked Garmin about an over speed audible alert that was user adjustable and got the following response. The info on the Viago web page does not show the details and you have to spend about $30 to see if it's what you want.

"Currently, we do have these 2 features are available in our Mobile app Viago. This app is available for both Android and IOS device."

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