Unintentionally breaking the speed limit or skipping a red light signal may invite a hefty traffic challan on your name. Hence, it’s always advisable to abide by the local traffic laws while driving a vehicle. Interestingly, we now have a dedicated app that helps you detect speed cameras on the road so that you can avoid fines for speeding in India. Read on.
Detect and Avoid Speed Cameras While Driving
Last year, Google began providing information about speed limits and speed cameras on its Maps app in India. However, the feature disappeared from the app for unknown reasons.
Thankfully, we now have a dedicated app called Radarbot, which gives speed camera warnings and real-time traffic alerts while commuting. Below is how you can use it to avoid speed fines while driving on the road.
Using RadarBot to Get Speed Camera Warnings
- Install Radarbot Speed Cam Detector on your Android or iPhone.
- Launch Google Maps, start your navigation, and minimize it.
- Now, open Radarbot and grant it the necessary permissions.
- The app’s main screen will show your current location and a speedometer at the bottom right.
- Keep the app open, mount the phone on your dashboard, and continue your ride.
- The app will send out sound warnings when you approach a speed camera or break the speed limit. It also supports vibration alerts in case you’re riding a bike with the phone in your pocket.
- Since you’ve already started navigation in Google Maps, you’ll continue to receive navigation alerts from Maps while Radarbot runs in the foreground.
As of now, the app can alert you of fixed speed cameras, tunnel cameras, ANPR (number plate recognition) cameras, and traffic light cameras. Additionally, you’ll also be warned of traffic jams, dangerous or accident areas, as well as potential mobile van cameras reported by other users.
The good thing is that you’ll only receive warnings for the direction in which you are traveling. It’ll automatically dismiss speed cameras in the opposite direction or outside your route.
Since it’s majorly a community-driven app, you need to have users in your city to benefit. Many people already use it in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, parts of UP, Kerela, Karnataka, Telangana, and more. You can contribute as well by reporting speed cameras on your way.
Alternatives to RadarBot
We now have several speed camera detector apps in the market. You can use these apps as an alternative to RadarBot.
1. Speed Camera Radar Detector
Speed Camera Radar works similar to RadarBot. It automatically alerts you of hazards like a mobile ambush, static speed cameras, red-light cameras, speed bumps, bad roads, and more as you approach the location.
All you need to do is install the app and download the database for your country. The database includes hazards previously detected by other users. At the time of writing, it has around 3300 alert points in India.
2. Speed Camera Detector: Radar detector, GPS Maps
Speed Camera Detector warns the driver about the radars, speed cameras, road accidents, and limit cameras. You can also manually add speed cameras and other hazards on the map.
However, the app is relatively new and has fewer users to contribute. It also has quite a lot of advertisements.
3. Speed Camera: Radar Detector, Police Camera
Speed Camera offers you real-time alerts about speed radars and police cameras. It has a nice-looking UI too. However, like the app above, it has too few users and will take time to crowdsource data about speed camera locations.
So this was all about how you can use the Radarbot speed cam detector app to get alerts for speed cameras and traffic signal cameras while driving. Anyway, do you know any other similar apps that work at your location? Do let me know in the comments below.