Let's see together in this guide which are the best free speed camera apps with which to get speed camera warnings, real-time speed warnings (complete with digital speedometer) and how to know the new speed limits set by law enforcement or in the vicinity. of construction sites.
Best free speed camera appsOn Android smartphones and iPhones there are several apps to get free speed camera maps to keep under control capable of warn us, both when we exceed the limit and when a speed camera is reported further down the road. Maps point out fixed speed cameras and also mobile ones, tutors, checkpoints, traffic situation and controlled traffic lights which can be reported by the users themselves or through the updates provided by the law enforcement agencies themselves on fixed speed cameras.
WazeThe free app Waze, available for Android and for iPhone / iPad, offers the possibility to report speed cameras and roadblocks, thanks to the reports of users in real time.
The peculiarity of this GPS navigator is the sharing of information on traffic and road conditions, thus giving more up-to-date information than any other. To use Waze as a speed limiter you have to activate the speedometer in the advanced settings of the application, so as to receive an audible alarm every time we exceed the speed limit detected on that road; in addition to this we can also activate the warnings on fixed and mobile speed cameras, so as to be able to slow down in time (and safely) avoiding the heaviest fines. Waze is one of the few compatible with the Tutor and Vergilius systems, thus offering information even in areas with sensors for average speed control.
Google MapsThe Google Maps app (available free for Android and for iPhone / iPad) can also be used profitably to detect speed limits during our journey and fixed speed cameras on the motorway network or on the main roads.
With this app we will be able to immediately find out if there are speed cameras along the route and, thanks to the dedicated alerts, avoid exceeding the speed limits set on the road we are traveling on.
To learn more we can also read the guide On Google Maps, Speedometer (odometer) and speed limits.
TomTom FriendTomTom Friend is an application available for Android and iPhone born as a free and independent tool from the well-known GPS navigator.
It is a very convenient and well designed application that works with user reports. During a trip TomTom Speed Cameras tells us which way we are and the speed limit to keep. Furthermore, when we are close to a speed camera, this is signaled with an audible warning. Although it does not work as a navigator where to find streets and routes, this from TomTom is also a convenient application to know the traffic situation on the road in real time and to focus only on the presence of speed cameras, especially if we already know the road very well . It is also one of the few that works with speed cameras on Italian roads and also in other countries including Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United States, England and many others.
Other free speed camera appsIn addition to the apps seen in the previous chapters (which we believe without a shadow of a doubt the best for reporting speed cameras), we can still test and try on the roads we travel every day, so as to test if there are any speed cameras that escape or that do not come. seen from the other most popular apps.
- Fixed and mobile speed cameras is the name of a popular application for Android and iPhone that shows the map of fixed speed cameras throughout the city and also in many other countries around the world. You can use the application in the car to check the speed limits on all roads and to be warned if a speed camera is detected. In addition to detecting the position of traffic light cameras and speed control Tutor of the Highways, usually used locations for mobile speed cameras are also reported.
- Sygic GPS Navigation for Android and for iPhone it is an app similar to TomTom, with speedometer in real time, detection via GPS of our route, reporting of speed limits and speed camera warnings. Sygic shows clean and clear graphics and has a database of the most updated and complete, which identifies fixed and even mobile speed cameras, also accepting reports from users.
- Speed Cameras!, for Android and iPhone, is a free but limited app that requires paying for the premium version if you want to receive real-time alerts and unlock other features. The app is able to detect fixed speed cameras, mobile, tutors, controlled traffic lights and then also works as a speedometer to detect the speed of the car via the phone's GPS. This is one of the oldest apps to find Speed Cameras, but today it is not, for me, the best as there are really good alternatives.
- Radar detector only for Android is another great application, light and simple, but updated and that works all over the world, to know where the speed cameras are on the road and to receive a warning in case we are exceeding the speed limits. This way you don't have to keep the phone on all the time, but it can also be kept with the screen off or with the app running in the background.
- City speed cameras, available only for Android, is one of the best choices to check if there are any Speed Cameras hidden in the streets. The best feature of City Speed Cameras is that it can be integrated into Google Maps, so as to combine the effectiveness of both apps and navigate safer. The app can also report roadblocks, traffic lights with cameras, accidents and traffic in real time. Although the name spells city speed cameras, this app works all over the world (at least in countries where the use of speed cameras apps is allowed) .
ConclusionsUsing these apps can really make the difference between a hefty fine and a quiet and peaceful journey, but we must never abuse them or trust them blindly: it is useless to go to 200 KM / H and then slow down when approaching a speed camera (very dangerous! ), as well as we must be very careful when we go abroad, since the laws on speed limits can be even stricter (in Germany, for example, the use of any speed camera app is prohibited, under penalty of a higher fine than the limit. same!).
To check traffic in real time or to use a navigator with offline maps (without internet), we recommend that you read our guides Viability and traffic in real time on Italian roads from PC and mobile phone e Best Android apps with free offline maps and navigators.
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