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TomTom Speed Camera FREE app for Smartphone! @ Android

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Posted 24th Jan 2018Edited by:"ThickSausage"
Found this for free and it's amazing it tells you what street you are in, how fast you are going, the speed for that particular road, when your approaching speed cameras including temporary/hidden or if police are nearby, verbally warns you if you are approaching the limit. It's saved me so many times, get it now for free before they start charging :-)


Available on Android FREE:

1. Search app store for 'Tom Tom Speed Camera'
2. Click install
3. Open the app and you are ready to go.

It helps to buy a cheap smartphone stand for your mobile device they are a few quid from Amazon/eBay.

Remember do not hold your mobile phone whilst driving!

ANDROID: play.google.com/sto…_GB

WARNINGS:

WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS DOES THE APP GIVE?

Our aim is to give warnings for all situations that can be dangerous, including any roadside cameras, which can result in a fine or other penalty, such as licence points.

The types of warnings can be divided into camera warnings and safety warnings.

Camera warning types are as follows:

  • fixed speed camera: a static camera, which is activated based on driven speed
  • red light camera: a static camera, which is activated based on traffic light colour, in some areas combined with speed
  • average speed zone: two or more static cameras, which measure your driven speed over a stretch of road and is activated when the average speed at the last camera is over the limit
  • traffic restriction cameras: a static camera, which is activated for a number of restrictions (no-right-turn cameras, bus-lane cameras, etc.)
  • speed enforcement zone: multiple static cameras, spread over a stretch of road, which are activated based on driven speed (not average speed)
  • mobile speed camera: a temporary camera (laser or radar, handheld or on a tripod), which is activated based on driven speed (confirmed camera)
  • likely mobile camera: a mobile speed camera (not yet confirmed).


Safety warning types are as follows:

  • speeding: a warning when you exceed the legal speed limit
  • jam ahead: a warning when you are approaching a traffic jam moving at a slower speed than the traffic driving towards it
  • danger zones (only when driving in France): a warning for a potentially dangerous stretch of road, including fixed speed cameras
  • risk zones (only when driving in France): a warning for a temporary potentially dangerous stretch of road, including mobile speed camera (confirmed camera)
  • likely risk zones (only when driving in France): a warning for a temporary potentially dangerous stretch of road, including mobile speed cameras (not yet confirmed)

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Waze has this feature built in, in case want a more substantial driving app.
dribspak24/01/2018 20:09

Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you …Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you accept the penalty that comes with it. Would you shoplift if you had an app that scrambled cctv?


The 2 scenarios are not analogous. With shoplifting there is always a cost to someone. Either the shopkeeper loses revenue or (possibly and) prices go up and everyone suffers. In many instances of driving faster than 70, nobody suffers as a consequence.

Going faster than the speed limit is no more intrinsically dangerous than driving at the speed limit is automatically safe. Certainly, going faster than the speed limit does not automatically incur a penalty as there is often a margin of error allowed.

You could perhaps consider when the 70 limit was introduced and why? You might also consider countries where there is no limit on certain stretches of road.

I'm not advocating speeding. I generally abide by the law because I respect the concept of the rule of law, not because I agree with every piece of legislation. I also know lots of people who choose to speed under certain circumstances. The comparison with shoplifting is nonsensical.
Serialkillerz824 h, 38 m ago

Yeah, let's make sure we know when not to speed. Must be so annoying to be …Yeah, let's make sure we know when not to speed. Must be so annoying to be caught speeding & being an idiot.



If only there was an app you could download which would warn YOU when you're about to post a idiotic and sanctimonious comment?
Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you accept the penalty that comes with it.

Would you shoplift if you had an app that scrambled cctv?
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tightar5e25/01/2018 13:30

Save yourself a £100+. Read this.Highways Agency Digital Enforcement …Save yourself a £100+. Read this.Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Cameras 'HADECS 3' Cameras now operate 24/7 on motorways even when there is no 'red ring' speed showing, or national speed limit sign, even when the enforcement signs are off. The M4 J19/J20 East / Westbound cameras (this one is obscured by trees) Hadecs 3 cameras are set at 'zero tolerance' i.e 70+10%+2, so 79mph and above will get you a ticket. Mine was at 81Mph, on a clear mid-summer June evening at 9pm on a Sunday, with cruise control on, on an empty motorway.The tell-tale way to spot a HADECS 3 is coming up, is about 100m before the Smart Motorway Gantry with the 3/4 RED Rings, there will be 3 surveillance cameras on a pole, each camera focused on each of the red rings. Theses cameras optically read the current speed being enforced and relay this back to the shoe box sized Hadecs 3 Camera that sits to the left of the Smart Motorway Gantry.If you see a pole like this with 3 cameras and Motorway Gantry ahead (even if it is off-can't emphasize that enough), check your speed, the Hadecs 3 will be enforcing the National speed limit 70mph-24/7.


So you have a camera on a pole optically reading a sign 100m away which then communicates with a speed camera positioned on the same gantry as the sign...

It would seem like it would be easier to run a cable between the sign and the camera and do away with the extra set of cameras. Are you sure your sources are good on this one?
Wibbly24/01/2018 17:29

This is the speed camera app, not the main TT maps app. It does what …This is the speed camera app, not the main TT maps app. It does what Google Maps won't do yet - warn as you approach speed cameras and can be configured to ONLY warn you if you are actually speeding. Works well with and complements Google Maps IMHO, with an overlay on the screen. This TT app has always been free, as I recall.Also works in average speed camera zones, telling you you average speed and warning when you are over the average speed limit. This is less reliable as the average speed cameras tend to move around a lot (with roadworks) and it take a while for the app to catch up as folk report and re-report it.


How does your phone know when you are speeding?
This was always free as far as I know.
nanuek25/01/2018 14:58

So you have a camera on a pole optically reading a sign 100m away which …So you have a camera on a pole optically reading a sign 100m away which then communicates with a speed camera positioned on the same gantry as the sign...It would seem like it would be easier to run a cable between the sign and the camera and do away with the extra set of cameras. Are you sure your sources are good on this one?


Following the link that tighta5se subsequently posted it would appear that the extra cameras are also there to provide footage of the variable speed limit signs in case someone contests it in court.
KingAwKings25th Jan 2018

How does your phone know when you are speeding?


It listens out for whooping and uses the front camera to see if you're smiling maniacally.
dribspak24/01/2018 20:09

Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you …Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you accept the penalty that comes with it. Would you shoplift if you had an app that scrambled cctv?


Thanks for the advice buzz killington..
KingAwKings25th Jan 2018

How does your phone know when you are speeding?


Knows your position and speed and uses a database which it downloads. Doesn't do the routing stuff the main TT app does.
dribspak19 h, 42 m ago

Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you …Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you accept the penalty that comes with it. Would you shoplift if you had an app that scrambled cctv?


I bet you're one of those right-hand lane hoggers...
nanuek25/01/2018 15:20

Following the link that tighta5se subsequently posted it would appear that …Following the link that tighta5se subsequently posted it would appear that the extra cameras are also there to provide footage of the variable speed limit signs in case someone contests it in court.


The days of legislation stipulating every vehicle driving on the road must be fitted with them black boxes they put in kids' motors nowadays are not that far away I fear

Big government and big business have always been rather fond of pleasuring each other out the back in the staff room so it will probably be introduced 'gradually' via every new road using vehicle coming fitted with them as standard.

The 'think child' brigade will of course be overjoyed in the knowledge that evil baby eating drivers will be too petrified to be squashing brats that jump out from in between parked vehicles whilst doing 83 mph on the M25 at 2am in the morning

Whilst the rest of us will just have to hark back to the days of when you actually had to get caught by a camera, or even more prehistorically by an actual real life old bill in a panda car, for speeding rather than big brother just being alerted to it by your on board Bertie Smalls box transmitting it to them
Anyone saying they have never speeded in a car isn't human. It's easily done if you miss a sign. Great app, heat added
Chasloyal25/01/2018 16:06

The days of legislation stipulating every vehicle driving on the road must …The days of legislation stipulating every vehicle driving on the road must be fitted with them black boxes they put in kids' motors nowadays are not that far away I fear Big government and big business have always been rather fond of pleasuring each other out the back in the staff room so it will probably be introduced 'gradually' via every new road using vehicle coming fitted with them as standard.The 'think child' brigade will of course be overjoyed in the knowledge that evil baby eating drivers will be too petrified to be squashing brats that jump out from in between parked vehicles whilst doing 83 mph on the M25 at 2am in the morning Whilst the rest of us will just have to hark back to the days of when you actually had to get caught by a camera, or even more prehistorically by an actual real life old bill in a panda car, for speeding rather than big brother just being alerted to it by your on board Bertie Smalls box transmitting it to them


Bring it on I say. A significant proportion of people are idiots so anything that disproportionately affects people who don't know or don't care how fast they are driving is probably good. Not everyone who is caught speeding is a bad driver but those people who are caught repeatedly or doing way above the limit probably shouldn't be on the road.

Google, take the wheel.
jasee6 h, 19 m ago

Humm. Not sure. Maybe cheaper to buy a real TomTom if you use it a lot for …Humm. Not sure. Maybe cheaper to buy a real TomTom if you use it a lot for this


No chance.
nanuek1 h, 5 m ago

Bring it on I say. A significant proportion of people are idiots so …Bring it on I say. A significant proportion of people are idiots so anything that disproportionately affects people who don't know or don't care how fast they are driving is probably good. Not everyone who is caught speeding is a bad driver but those people who are caught repeatedly or doing way above the limit probably shouldn't be on the road.Google, take the wheel.


Won't be way above the limit though will it, any encroachment of 10% plus 3 miles over or whatever it is will trigger a fine.

Someone who drives 50,000 miles a year is ten times more likely to drift over the limit from time to time than someone who only does 5,000 miles a year yet both face the same fate if 13 points are totted up within a three year period

Then those people who don't care how fast they're going as you describe them, invariably those already banned with no licence, no insurance and definitely no care about fitted black boxes will just continue with how they always have.

You know the type I mean, them ones you see on Road Wars etc who don't even get fined because they never pay them so just get an extension on the driving ban they were already on and another 40 hours community service or whatever it's called these days.

"Bring it on" like really, yep what a logical argument you make
Anything like this for iOS???
mergleb25/01/2018 10:01

I think all this is a sham.There is no way a program on your phone can …I think all this is a sham.There is no way a program on your phone can tell the speed of your car travelling at. It is impossible - even if it is picking up vibrations from the car itself it cannto extrapolate speed from that. The software is just based on guesswork.


Really??? So GPS cannot track speed? I suggest you do some research before posting that there is no way a phone can tell the speed. Impossible? I would say that GPS is significantly more accurate than my car's speedo, which as lots of people know are calibrated so the speedo reads above what I am really doing. It's not guesswork ,ergleb, it's science! GPS knows where you are on planet Earth at any 1 point in time, if you then move (or keep moving at a given rate) then that is your speed in metres / second or miles per hour etc.
KingAwKings25th Jan 2018

How does your phone know when you are speeding?


Because it knows what speed you are currently doing (A) and what the speed should be in the stored map for the road you are currently on(B). If A>B then BEEP!
Good to know. Isn't Google maps good enough though?
vesdekis25/01/2018 15:30

Thanks for the advice buzz killington..

That's cute. I remember the first time I tried to tell a joke.
Darkchef9 h, 2 m ago

Good to know. Isn't Google maps good enough though?


Google maps doesn't (to my knowledge) show you the current speed limit.
antspam24/01/2018 20:51

The 2 scenarios are not analogous. With shoplifting there is always a cost …The 2 scenarios are not analogous. With shoplifting there is always a cost to someone. Either the shopkeeper loses revenue or (possibly and) prices go up and everyone suffers. In many instances of driving faster than 70, nobody suffers as a consequence.Going faster than the speed limit is no more intrinsically dangerous than driving at the speed limit is automatically safe. Certainly, going faster than the speed limit does not automatically incur a penalty as there is often a margin of error allowed.You could perhaps consider when the 70 limit was introduced and why? You might also consider countries where there is no limit on certain stretches of road.I'm not advocating speeding. I generally abide by the law because I respect the concept of the rule of law, not because I agree with every piece of legislation. I also know lots of people who choose to speed under certain circumstances. The comparison with shoplifting is nonsensical.


Travelling at that speed isn't the same as travelling at the speed limit. Number 1. The speed limit it set based on the type of road you are traveling on. Built up area, children, small roads etc. Number 2. The stopping distance is greatly reduced the faster you are going. So it will take you longer to come to a full stop travelling at 70mph than at 30mph. Number 3. If you hit someone at 70mph they will die. You hit them at 30mph and they're much more likely to survive. I have no doubt there are more reasons but I am deeply concerned that you think that travelling at 70mph is the same as any other speed. I am disgusted and strongly believe you should attend a driver awareness course. Mate, you need to be educated! Please do not drive on my roads. Also abiding by the law for laws sake is dumb. Laws are generally there to protect.
Waze drains battery like anything even when phone is on standby, installed it last night and this morning the battery had dropped by 10%. It must have been the Waze app as I haven't observed such a huge battery drain till now on my Samsung mobile.
This is just a speed camera warning. You still need a proper satnav to take you from point A to B. Good Satnavs will take you to your destination, inform you of at potential problems, including live traffic and speed cameras, if you flout the law. This app is like buying a phone and paying again for a phone charger, which should have come with the phone!
neilcaldwell13 h, 17 m ago

Really??? So GPS cannot track speed? I suggest you do some research …Really??? So GPS cannot track speed? I suggest you do some research before posting that there is no way a phone can tell the speed. Impossible? I would say that GPS is significantly more accurate than my car's speedo, which as lots of people know are calibrated so the speedo reads above what I am really doing. It's not guesswork ,ergleb, it's science! GPS knows where you are on planet Earth at any 1 point in time, if you then move (or keep moving at a given rate) then that is your speed in metres / second or miles per hour etc.


GPS does not factor in distance at all - it assumes that between positions you have taken the shortest route and doesnt factor in inclines etc.
Waze is amazing, but the camera alerts don't always go off.
Good work op. Had it already but good to get the word out. Have some heat.
nanuek25th Jan

So you have a camera on a pole optically reading a sign 100m away which …So you have a camera on a pole optically reading a sign 100m away which then communicates with a speed camera positioned on the same gantry as the sign...It would seem like it would be easier to run a cable between the sign and the camera and do away with the extra set of cameras. Are you sure your sources are good on this one?


Yes.
"HADECS v3 utilises visual character recognition to determine the displayed speed limit, requiring no physical interface with the AMI. This allows the use of standard AMI at enforcement sites so the AMI(EE) variant is no longer manufactured"

standardsforhighways.co.uk/ha/…pdf
(Volume 9 Section 1 Part 1 TD 71/16 Chapter 4 Traffic Technology Devices and Equipment Advanced Motorway Indicators 4/7)

Part of the law states that all led segments of the Advanced Motorway Indicators (AMI) - the gantry maxidot Smart Motorway 'Red ring' enforcement signs must to be operational and working for the HADECS 3 to be active (which makes sense).

If any part of the sign isn't working, the camera shouldn't enforce the speed limit. There is also a 1 minute time delay in enforcing the new speed limit when the enforcement speed changes. This is why it's optically read by the 3 cameras 100m before the actual HADECS 3, the 'optical recognition' (as a human would) checks all parts ofthe display are all operating. The HADECS 3 operates completely independently from the matrix display, in terms of physical wiring.

You have the right to appeal the NIP/speeding offence if any part of the signage is faulty (in theory, even a single pixel, if you can prove it), which is why it's controversial for Avon and Somerset Police to have the HADECS 3 active 24/7, even when the Red Ring signage is completely off because the camera doesn't check the signage is functional.

At all other times the HADECS 3 enforce the National Speed Limit 70mph, 24/7.

Newer variations of these cameras, are able to prosecute for tailgating too, so be aware of that too when passing these cameras regarding driving too close.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 26th Jan 2018
kondor10125th Jan

It is important that you understand that cameras are placed in accident …It is important that you understand that cameras are placed in accident black spots, hence the reason why you always see camera warning signs and yellow cameras. They are not trying to catch drivers, they are supposed to slow the traffic down. The warnings from GPS aid those warnings and help keep traffic driving safely in these accident black spots. They will not alert you to a patrol vehicle that is following you, speeders will still get caught. I certainly do not speed as a habit, I have never had a speeding ticket in over 25 years of driving, but I still use a sat nav to warn me of cameras as this indicates to me accident black spots. Cameras do cut down on accidents in accident black spots, I agree we should not need them, but we do, not to catch people but to make sure people take more care in accident black spots. Roads are safer because of warnings. Honestly I thought this was common knowledge, just as in your example they put up warnings of CCTV not to catch people, but to stop people.

If Highways agency really wanted you to slow down, they'd paint the whole Smart Motorway Gantry yellow to show you were entering an area where 24/7 enforcement was in place, you'd see that a mile off and be able to slow down. Setting these camera to operate at 79mph and above 24/7 is "head clipping" revenue raising, to pay for further Smart Motorway implementations, to make them self financing.

There also should be a national ban of using Camera signs/signage where there aren't cameras. It sets a bad precedent in terms of ignoring information. Signs should be there to inform, not mislead.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 26th Jan 2018
wasn't this free from the start?
Nero_J11 h, 29 m ago

wasn't this free from the start?


Glad someone else noticed....

No sure why this is a deal !!
neo402526th Jan 2018

Travelling at that speed isn't the same as travelling at the speed limit. …Travelling at that speed isn't the same as travelling at the speed limit. Number 1. The speed limit it set based on the type of road you are traveling on. Built up area, children, small roads etc. Number 2. The stopping distance is greatly reduced the faster you are going. So it will take you longer to come to a full stop travelling at 70mph than at 30mph. Number 3. If you hit someone at 70mph they will die. You hit them at 30mph and they're much more likely to survive. I have no doubt there are more reasons but I am deeply concerned that you think that travelling at 70mph is the same as any other speed. I am disgusted and strongly believe you should attend a driver awareness course. Mate, you need to be educated! Please do not drive on my roads. Also abiding by the law for laws sake is dumb. Laws are generally there to protect.


Wow. 1. I never said, at any point, that exceeding the NSP is the only type of speeding. 2. I already stated that I don't speed so I'm not sure why you wouldn't want me to drive near you. However, if you'd like to post your address I'll do my best to comply. It would be hard to do so without knowing where you live. Unless you mean that all of Britain's roads are yours. 3. I am an advanced driver/rider and have completed several training courses - but in fairness, as I have a clean licence, I have not attended a speed awareness course. I do, though, know that safe driving and legal driving are neither equal or mutually exclusive. 4. I am not your mate and cannot see a connection between law abidance and the inability to speak. 5. You are a sanctimonious moron.
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kaiser05124th Jan

had this a while ago and got rid of it as it doesnt show all speed cameras …had this a while ago and got rid of it as it doesnt show all speed cameras especially mobile cameras so dont rely on this


Like Waze, this can only let you know about mobile speed cams if people using it, use the "REPORT" feature. Nothing is clever enough to know where the sneaky cops are going to be next. I observe the speed limits at all times but occasionally in an area that I haven't been to before, it's easy to stray over if I've missed a speed sign. I got nicked by a bent cop because he positioned the mobile speed cam pointing at the speed sign but from my 60mph approaching side, the sign couldn't be seen until I was literally a few metres away. Try dropping from 60mph to 30mph in 3 metres. He clocked me at 45mph. Only locals who know that sign is there would know to slow down and unfortunately, I didn't have one in front of me. This app would have done the job so it gets heat from me.
I normally use Google maps as my satnav on my phone, would this work alongside it? If not, is there any way to get alerts whilst I'm using Google maps?
Can you get this to show your direction "up" the screen, rather than always displaying "North up" ?
dribspak24th Jan

Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you …Alternatively, follow the highway code and don't break the law unless you accept the penalty that comes with it. Would you shoplift if you had an app that scrambled cctv?



Well the whole point of speed cameras is apparently to pre warn you to slow down in accident hot spots..That is the reason the data is openly released. Also the reason you can also get locations of speed camera vans for the week. What is wrong with people....
I remember after UK drink-drive laws came in, I wasn't driving then but I well remember the pubs were always full of blokes boring on about how it was ridiculous, typical nanny state meddling, and let's face it advanced drivers such as themselves actually drove better after six pints. As if anyone would ever brag about that now. Makes me cringe hearing similar stuff from speeding kids who haven't killed anybody yet.

The good thing is it's obvious that we are very rapidly moving towards total computerised traffic control where it just won't be possible for you to carry on breaking the law without being noticed.
dribspak26th Jan

That's cute. I remember the first time I tried to tell a joke.


Dry your eyes mate and take that lemon out you mouth.
Not recommended. I tried this App yesterday, it's free for a reason, it was absolutely crap.

The speed limits it showed were out of date/incorrect where speed limits have been lowered and even when they weren't, there was at least a 30 sec delay in displaying the correct speed, so slow, the speed indicated didn't drop until the second speed limit sign was passed, when passing through a 30mph area and if it loses network connection, it doesn't have any cached data, it carries on displaying the higher speed.

I'd would lose my licence quicker than a rat up a drainpipe, if I'd followed the information on screen given the zero tolerance and downright sneaky round corners/downhill/on limit changes - camera positioning by Go-Safe, where I live.

Go-Safe/HIghways Agency are the modern day version of highway robbers of old. The only Police presence we have in our area now, are these bandits. Go-Safe turn up, set up their van, take our money, and p*ss off, and there isn't much to show for it.
I get fed up with the argument that Highways Agency/Go-Safe don't benefit directly from fines, they benefit because it funds the salaries, buillds the HIghways agencies infrastructure, in as much that it's revenue generating, finances their projects.

One of my neighbours is 70 and he's at 6 points (all received in the last year), and he drives his wife locally to the Supermarket and back and that's about it. If that's not a sign of 'head clipping' (setting the tolerances so low, it acts as a form of heading clipping, like walking under a low door) I don't know what is.

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I'll stick with Here Maps, it changes it's speed pretty much exactly at the sign.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 30th Jan 2018
Is it a coincidence that hour or so after I downloaded it I get 3 spam messages imitating origin from my own email address all with the same title: about downloading driving100 police radar not to get cought by a camera bla bla bla...
Edited by: "eldaniel" 31st Jan 2018
Joey.Griffin24th Jan

Google maps is good but it's just lacking any speed warnings or any speed …Google maps is good but it's just lacking any speed warnings or any speed info what so ever.


It's good when it pronounces the street names/ roads correctly (Northern Ireland confuses it) and tells you in good time when you need to change direction!
Why does it need access to media files and photos?
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