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Activate Speed Limit Warning on Your Google Maps For Safe Driving

We all love speed and it thrills. But remember friends if that is not in control, it can lead to worse. While driving, safety is the major concern that we often ignore when in hurry by speeding up our vehicle. Many of you must not be knowing, but, to keep a tap on that Google has rolled out a new feature on Google Maps that will alert the driver instantly if she/he is over speeding. If you use Google Maps while you drive, you can keep an eye on how fast you're going with the speedometer tool built into navigation.

Google Maps Speedometer

All the new cars has this feature but the Google Maps speedometer changes colors when you're going over the speed limit, which makes it easy to see and understand. Google also has speed limit indicators and speed camera alerts, so make sure you're checking those, too.
  • Open your Google Maps app.
  • Tap on the three stacked lines and scroll down to the bottom of your screen.
  • Select Settings.
  • Tap Navigation Settings.
  • Scroll down to the Driving Options menu and slide the toggle on for Speedometer. If you don't see this option, you probably don't have this new feature yet.
However, on its support page, Google has advised that its speed limits functionality is provided for “informational purposes only” and given how unreliable GPS or internet speed can be.

Google Maps has also launched new navigation features which will not only warn users about natural disaster along their route but will also alter their route avoid. This new feature is an expansion to their existing SOS alerts feature, which provides the basic information related to a natural disaster like what is happening, emergency helpline numbers and Twitter updates from local authorities, etc.
  • Open your Google Maps app.
  • Type in your destination to start navigating -- you can only report incidents if you're in navigation mode.
  • When you're on the road and you see a wreck or a slowdown, tap the speech bubble icon with the plus sign.
  • Tap Add a report.
  • Select crash or slowdown. A message will appear that says "Adding [crash, slowdown] to the map." You can click Undo if you don't want to send it.
Incase, if you see any Camera trap during your journey you can also add them on the route.
  • Open your Google Maps app.
  • Type in your destination to start navigating -- you can only report the speed cameras if you're in navigation mode.
  • Tap the speech bubble icon with the plus sign.
  • Select Mobile speed camera.
  • A pop-up message will appear that says, "Adding mobile speed camera to the map."
If you didn't mean to report anything, you have a few seconds to cancel by tapping the circle that says Undo.


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