PhantomAlert Uses GPS to Help Avoid Traffic Tickets

phantom_alert2When you see a name PhantomAlert you may be inclined to think that it’s something that warns you if there’s a comic character near you.  No, this app for Android smart phones, is a GPS based system that warns you of nearby speed traps, red light cameras, speed cameras, school zones, DUI checkpoints, railroad crossings, dangerous intersections and some other “hazards” you may find while driving your car.

The company states that it has more than 400,000 points of interest in their database. These virtual landmarks are gathered with the input and reports from users and are rated for accuracy as others pass by them. The user is then warned by the system way before getting there, quoting “…you will see them before they see you.”

Some will say that drivers will only behave carefully if they see an alert.  That being the case, PhantomAlert should decrease accidents and make for safer drivers.

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