Avoid Red-Light Cameras and Speed Traps With PhantomALERT

February 2, 2011

12:49 am

Hate getting a traffic ticket?  PhantomALERT to the rescue! Their GPS-based warning system alerts drivers to those increasingly ubiquitous red-light cameras and pesky speed traps (which, ahem, I discovered last weekend can be really well-hidden).

While radar detectors are illegal in some states, like Virginia, PhantomALERT is both legal and safe.  Thanks to the world’s largest and most accurate database of traffic safety locations in the continental US and Canada, this very handy service can potentially save the 100 million drivers here in the US and up in Canada a lot of time, aggravation, and money.  Their database doesn’t stop at red light cameras, speed cameras, and speed traps; it also includes school zones, railroad crossings, dangerous curves and intersections, DUI checkpoints, and speed bumps. It is even supplemented with a community reporting tool to ensure information is kept up-to-date.

Here’s how it works: Download their database into your GPS or app into your cell phone.  Using consumer and OEM data to track enforcement locations, speed traps, and red light cameras in the U.S. and Canada, PhantomALERT delivers an advanced audible and visual warning to your cell phone or GPS unit.  It is currently available for GARMIN, TomTom, most Magellan devices, Google Android, Apple iPhone, Blackberry, and, coming soon, Nokia.

Interested?  You can buy it on Amazon.com, and it will soon be available at Best Buy and Costco. Come see the PhantomALERT team as they showcase their new product at the upcoming Washington, D.C. Tech Cocktail mixer event on Wednesday, February 2nd.

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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials. Follow her at: @monikacjansen

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