Stop Red Light Camera Tickets
With your Smartphone or GPS ?
Red light camera tickets are becoming more common wherever you drive. Because thousands of new Red light traffic cameras have gone in, all over North America and elsewhere.
I know, I just went through one..
I was right out of gas (dash readout said 0 miles) and didn't want to want to run out at the light just before the gas station, so I hurried through a yellow light that turned red as I followed a big truck.
After I made it through the intersection, and turned into the gas station, I realized that there was a red light camera.
Now I'm waiting to see if I get a ticket.
These cameras are your local government's easiest way to make more money. No extra police. No more cars. Just more cash, so chances are, you have some now or are in the process of getting these red light cameras too.
They've Got An App For That !
I wondered if there was some way to avoid another ticket, other than trying one of those plastic license plate covers that Mythbusters pretty decisively proved don't work. So what else can you do?
Well, it turns out there's a downloadable Red Light Camera detector app that also identifies possible speed traps. It works on Garmin and most of the Magellan GPS systems.
But I Don't Have A GPS
I don't. But fortunately you can do the same to your Blackberry, iPhone or Android phone (which I do have).
This app makes it so that your smart phone can detect traffic light cameras, red light cameras, and speed traps. So your phone or GPS now acts as a virtual radar detector.
Here's how it works.
Start it up and you'll see your vehicle's location on a Google map. When you close in on a documented or reported radar trap or stoplight camera, you hear an alert sound. Then a female voice warns you of the possible speed trap or red light camera, so you can react quickly to avoid a ticket.
How cool is that?
This doesn't make your GPS into an actual radar detector, but it does a whole bunch of things that radar detectors just can't do.
And as far as I'm concerned, those extra things are just icing on the cake. The database is constantly updated. You can even add to it!
No more worrying about getting red light camera tickets. With this cool little app, it just just doesn't get any easier.
I's headed for my Android Liquid E and if you think this might be what you need, here's a link to the downloadable apps so you can get yours.
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