How to spot police speed cameras with the new Google Maps feature
How to spot police speed cameras and avoid speeding fines using a new feature on Google Maps.
Getting caught by a police radar speed detector can cost up to $ 6,000, however, a new feature in the Google maps app could help make your trip smoother. So how do you spot police speed cameras and at the same time avoid a fine?
Since 2019, the Google Maps app has warned of all radar traps set up by DGT (completely legal) but now goes further by adding alerts from other users, who can tell you where there may be. a mobile speed camera waiting for you or a police check – and all this in a way that is completely compatible with the new driving mode of the application and above all, completely legal.
How to use the new feature
To see where the DGT fixed speed cameras are on Google Maps, just add a route in the browser. In the route overview itself, you will see the locations of the speed cameras highlighted with orange balloons for fixed speed cameras and blue for mobile ones.
If you click on them you will see when they have been updated and when a mobile speed camera has been detected – this data is constantly being updated.
Once on the road, before reaching one of these speed cameras, the app will let you know its proximity by means of an audible warning device so that you can adapt to the recommended speed and thus avoid a fine.
On the other hand, thanks to alerts from other users, Google Maps will also inform us of the approximate location of a mobile speed camera or the establishment of a police roadblock.
By pressing the “Report” icon (a balloon on the right side with a plus symbol in the middle), other incidents can be reported, such as: a collision, a traffic jam, roadworks, a lane cut, a damaged vehicle or the presence of an object on the road. All these indications can be very useful to avoid an accident or a fine in the “Summer operation” 2021 of the DGT.
Most importantly, however, is NOT to adjust or play with your mobile or GPS while driving!
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