Few people consider the role a portable GPS device can play in assisting a driver’s safety on the road. Lack of concentration and stress behind the wheel are common causes of road accidents. Portable GPS devices can help give a driver greater situational awareness enabling them to make smarter safer decisions on the road.
It’s important that your in-car navigation device is equipped with the basics, like red light camera alerts, speed limit information, speed camera alerts, school zones, lane guidance and railway crossing alerts.
While most devices offer these features, the size of the database that houses these features is important.
Whereis® maps provide a massive, database of road guidance and alerts, plus extras like photo-realistic views of junctions and road signs. In an Australian first Whereis® maps also provide 3D views of cities.
You just need to ensure that the device you’re considering supports Whereis® maps.
Footnote: Garmin, TomTom and Uniden all feature Whereis® maps. Make sure you keep an eye out for their devices.