In most countries, the number of fixed penalty fines issued has risen seven-fold and will continue to rise as more countries develop transport infrastructure and more people take to the road. Speed cameras are generating millions of dollars a year for governments. Motorists caught by the cameras have points added to their licenses and pay a fixed penalty.
In order to give drivers audio warnings of speed camera traps, GPS speed camera detectors compare a driver's current location to a database of speed camera locations with GPS co-ordinates (POI: Point Of Interest). GPS speed camera detectors require constant database updates, since speed camera locations are increasing or changing all the time.
Obviously reducing speed and increasing safety is vital for everyone, but by warning motorists of up coming speed cameras, motorists can reduce their speed safely whilst saving money on unwanted penalty fines at the same time.