Speed camera announcements

JT23 Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
I've often thought two things could be improved on my TomTom Go 500:
  • When approaching a camera, it would be great if the voice would announce the speed too. For example: "Fixed camera: 50mph".
  • Likewise when approaching a combined red light/speed camera, it should announce "Red light camera: 30mph".

I'd find this really helpful in unfamiliar areas to confirm the speed limit without needing to look at the device.

Would anyone else find this useful?


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,787
    edited June 2020
    Welcome to the site....

    But or general improvement using the Tomtom Speed Cam Database over the default settings

    Always use a Computer voice...
    From the main screen... Tap (.... Menu) -> Setting -> Sounds & Warnings...
    Set... 'Warning Type' to... Read Allowed... (Important... Needs a Computer Voice set in the Voices menu)
    Speed Cameras & Hazards... Set to ON
    The next 10 Setting ALL set to Always
    The next 4 Settings ALL set to ON
    The device will now say....
    'Fixed Camera'
    'Mobile Hot Spot'
    'Average Speed Camera Zone'
    'Red-light Camera'
    'Accident Black-spots
    ‘Spoken Traffic delays’

    Speed Cams
    If you keep a check on the Traffic-bar... The device gives you a visual Warning of the next Fixed or Mobile Speed Camera many miles before you reach the camera
    Even more info if in the 'Setting menus' you setup a Wide Traffic/Route Bar

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • JT23
    JT23 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thank you for your post YamFazMan. I have most of these announcements switched on already.

    My suggestion is more specific: I would like the voice to announce the speed that the camera is set to along with its type. This is not currently offered by the device, although all the data is there, so it should be easy to add.

    As a bonus, it would also be great if the camera speed and type could also be added to the route bar too. There's space to fit it in alongside the distance.