A CAR enthusiast has unveiled a speed camera app he’s using that can warn motorists of temporary police traps – and could save them hundreds in fines.
The man took to social media to share a smartphone app that can provide real-time warnings of potholes, police speed traps and traffic jams.
The Waze app is available to download on the App Store and Android – and the TikTok user – @jobbertok – demonstrated in his video how this could potentially save drivers a substantial sum.
The video shows the driver slowing down as the app tells them there is a camera truck nearby.
However, a Vauxhall Astra driving on the outside lane is not so lucky, does not throttle its speed and may receive a penalty in the mail.
The TikToker says in the video: “When the speed camera van warns you about using Waze, but this Vauxhall Astra doesn’t.”
Waze is a free GPS navigation app that can provide real-time traffic information and other social and gaming features.
Users can actively inform each other about traffic, police traps, road works and speed cameras.
The video has been viewed more than 11,800 times on TikTok, but users aren’t too convinced.
One said, “I don’t use Waze if I already know my route.”
Another said: “It doesn’t always work, twice I wasn’t notified.”
A third pointed out: “Is Waze really that different from Google Maps?”
This comes after motorists were warned not to fall for a common speed camera myth.
Drivers have also been warned of new “invisible” speed cameras – allowing drivers to find out if they are nearby.