It looks like some pretty smart guys have put together a Point-of-Interest alert system that lets you know when you’re approaching a photo-red-light camera or speed trap. The system harnesses the power of it’s users, which could be both its strength or its Achilles heel. It works by users updating a Google Maps based system with information about the speed trap/camera; location, intersection and the speed limit for the road are all recorded by Phantom Alert. You can then sync your GPS device with Phantom Alert’s database to have up-to-date information about the speed traps around you. When you are approaching a speed trap or camera, your GPS device will beep to alert you of the impending ticket, hopefully saving you from insurance rate hikes and costly tickets. The only downside is that this is a subscription service, but the cost is $40/year or you can make a $99 Lifetime Purchase, so the price seems pretty reasonable if it saves you from one or more tickets. Hit the jump to check out the video!
Check’em out at PhantomAlert.com