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A company that manufactures software and devices to help people avoid getting speeding or red light tickets.

PhantomAlert is a manufacturer and distributor of anti-red light camera, speed camera, and speed trap protection software and devices.

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1 review about PhantomAlert

Want to Never Get a Speeding or Red Light Camera Ticket Again? Check out PhantomAlert

  • Feb 25, 2010
As municipalities desperately seek for more and more streams of revenue in these dire times, look for automated traffic enforcement devices to keep springing up. Most cities lease the units from a handful of vendors and each one pays for itself a hundred if not a thousand times over. Because of the sheer economics there is seemingly no end in site as red light and speed cameras are popping up at minor and major intersections alike, and even on some highways, such as in Arizona. Unless there is a huge public backlash, which is unlikely even though there are pockets of resistance, these things are here to stay.

PlantomAlert is a great piece of software than can be put on many GPS devices such as those from TomTom and Garmin as well as mobile phones that have navigation functionality including Blackberries, iPhones and Android handsets. Due to a huge growing database of user generated listings, PhantonAlert is able to warn you in real time as you approach known fixed red-light and speed cameras. It can even handle tricky mobile speed traps and DUI checkpoints as drivers provide feedback while they are out and about.

It's not cheap at $9.99 a month but it's well worth the savings. In California, red light tickets can run as high as $500. PhantomAlert also offers price breaks for future buys, with a full year costing $39.99 and a lifetime subscription offered at $99.99.

In any case, PhantomAlert is definitely worth looking into. I've also used similar tools, such as Trapster on the Blackberry, but they don't not seem to be a comprehensive or as timely. That said, mobile phone data services are still so slow that this kind of service is probably best suited for standalone nav systems. Many radar detectors with built-in GPS devices are also starting to add this functionality as well.

For a full review: PhantomAlert Helps GPS Nav Users Avoid Speed Traps & Red Light Cameras (w/VIDEO)

**[First off, let me just state that I am not promoting running red lights or speeding. I will say that the number of these automated traffic ticketing systems is increasing at an alarming rate. Strangely enough, law enforcement actually endorses PhantomAlert as they are really all about anything that gets motorists to slow down. This is flawed logic as intersections that have cameras report statistically much higher accident  rates than those without. Drivers instinctively either speed up to make sure they make it through ok or slam on the brakes. Both situations are dangerous and driving is already stressful enough without the paranoia of these trafficking systems.]**


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February 25, 2010
Hmmm, this sounds interesting!  I've heard of GPS products, like the Whistler Red Light/Speed Camera Detector, but I didn't realize that there was actual software/a monthly program for this type of thing, so thanks for enlightening me!

By the way, I changed the name of this topic to PhantomAlert since that's what you're reviewing ;)
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