Navigation Systems Include Locations of Speed and Red-Light Cameras

Cameras for catching speeders and drivers running red-lights have been increasing around NYC.

A chief supplier of navigation information, Navteq, has camera locations it its databases. According to a spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, these camera installed all over the city are indented to be deterrents, not “gotcha devices”. If a driver is aware that a speed camera is coming up, they are much less likely to speed on that road. Although it may deter drivers from speed, there is a downside to these navi systems. It may also encourage drivers to pick other routes to avoid the cameras.

General motors has offered the camera info on some of its navigation systems and calls it a “safety camera” function within the navigation system.

Hyundai, which also uses Navteq databases for its navigation systems does not include the camera locations information.

The system doesn’t sense the presence of cameras, just what was installed in the database, so mobile cameras and ones added after the data is collected will not be included. Owners can update the information periodically, however.

Camera locations aren’t kept a secret by the Government. Typically, the Government or private sites will list their camera locations on their websites.

We remind everyone that speeding is illegal and extremely dangerous! Not only can you potentially harm yourself, but you can also harm many others around you.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or pedestrian-knockdown as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help.

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