Best GPS Navi Apps That Alert School Zones or Speeding?

Hi Fellows, I got 2 speeding tickets at 2 rarely traveled places in May which frustrated me a lot. One was speeding at 40km/h zone at night, the other one was speeding at school zone in the morning. The embarrassed thing is I didn't realise the actual speed limits were that low until receiving the tickets.

Are there any navigation apps or GPS devices that can accurately alert speed limits and school zones? I am using Waze, but it seems not recognising the active time for school zones.

I'm not a street racer, please don't bash me.

Cheers.

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    Location
    South Pole

    Lol

    More importantly where are these locations so we can all be aware?

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      Don't wanna talk about that :(.

  • +1 vote

    You need to be more focussed on the road rather than an assistant.

    Even if you do find an app, what happens if and when these are not up to date real time (construction zones etc).

    Please be more careful, seems you've been fortunate to get off with fines - it could be a lot worse..

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      Yes, now I realised my real problem, I wasn't so stupid… let's say 2 years back.

  • +4 votes

    I find using your eyeballs to look at the road signs when you drive works pretty well.

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    'Wife'
    mine programmed to start yelling, "Are you going to get me killed", "one day you are going to get someone killed", "If you drive like this you will go to jail and I will have to look after kids". I think the last warning is a bug, we don't have kids yet.

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      LMAO XD

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    I am using AMIGO - created by tomtom, it will play a sound whenever you are driving over the speed limit or there is an upcoming speed camera nearby. Not sure how up to date the speed camera location is. It also does not recognise school hour or school holiday properly though. In some area at 7 pm it will show alert as we are driving over 40km near school area, but not all school area, only some.

    The best way is to get used to looking at road sign, and use the app as an additional overlay for an extra reminder, until you are used to the road you are travelling on.

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      I will treat all street signs as police officers from tmr.

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    I've used most brands of GPS's over the years and have never had one that's 100% accurate.

    As your location is regional they will be much less accurate than for city drivers.

    I use a GPS as an aid to my driving, not something to rely on. I use my eyes for that.

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      I think I've been relying on smartphones for driving too much in recent 2 years.

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        Time to refresh your eyes.

        All the aids and apps under the sun aren’t as good as being observant and concentrating.

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    Google map shows speed limit and if you have an android phone, it will even show the speed at which you're travelling and whether you're over the limit on screen (but I don't record there being any audible alert).

    HEREWeGo (which came with one of my old Samsung phone and I've continued to use because of the ability to download offline maps - esp when I know I'll be out of mobile coverage or when I was travelling overseas) offers audible alert when the limit is exceeded (or is exceeded by a pre-determined buffer).

    While the speed limits shown aren't always correct, I found them to be useful as a guide when I might have just turned into a secondary road where there might not be as many speed limit signs as on the main roads.

    School zones limits, on the other hand, should be very apparent as there are normally big signs at the start and end. Some even have flashing lights when they are effective. As a non-parent, the hardest part for me is to work out whether it's during term time or not.

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      Thanks for the suggestions.

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      While the speed limits shown aren't always correct, I found them to be useful as a guide

      This is a problem, particularly as it seems speed limit changes are just making them lower now. I can think of two long stretches my (out of date) GPS maps think are 70 when the signs say 60.

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        "Out of date" is the key words there.

        Both maps I use are updated online so I've only noticed them being off in the rare occasions (and they were mainly showing lower speed limits from what I can recall). Please note that I do not include road work speed reduction and where variable speed limits apply on the main roads/ freeway in the above as they should be pretty apparent from signs on the road side. My main use case is for when I'm travelling on secondary/ residential roads where there aren't as many signs and speed limit can easily vary from one street to the next.

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          I realise ‘Out of Date’ is key for my case, but given you’ve mentioned it to be inaccurate, I’d hesitate to go by what’s on the screen when typically speed limits will drop. Ie if your display isn’t correct it’s likely to be higher than the actual limit.

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    The best way to do it is to get the speeding tickets then come here admit that you did it and ask how you can get out if paying them and get all the ReVeNuE rAiSiNg crowd on side.

    I have a speed alert set up in the back seat. If I go over by 1km/h I get a "Dad… Why are you going over the speed limit?" Warning

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      XD that speeding warning is hilarious!