Best speed trap devices for Uber drivers
Best speed trap detectors 2019
Uber drivers already have enough to worry about, without having to be constantly worried about the repercussions of going over the speed limit, and potentially being fined or ticketed by police.
Speed trap devices have a mixed reputation, but there is some value beyond simply avoiding tickets from police – for instance, many current models alert drivers about nearby school zones, and ‘red light cameras’, as well.
Speed trap devices should not be used for purposefully speeding (and avoiding the resultant tickets), but rather to keep a driver on his/her toes and aware of the environment, making the road not only safer for them and their passengers but also for other travelers as well.
How does an Uber driver know which speed trap device to use? The best way is to evaluate the features of different models and choose one that will suit their purposes. Prices can range from $150 to $750 depending on how much technology a driver wishes to have at their fingertips.
TrapTap Speed Trap Indicator
The TrapTap Speed Trap Indicator is a stylish model that sits wherever the driver prefers so that it remains visible. The indictor uses colors to alert drivers to various situations. It flashes green when a driver is speeding, red when in a school zone or approaching a red light camera, and blue when approaching a hidden speed trap. Drivers can also alert other drivers when they discover a new speed trap by tapping their device twice. This device is designed to not be distracting to drivers while improving road safety and avoiding expensive tickets.
Escort Max 360 Radar Detector
The Escort Max 360 Radar Detector is one of the more expensive models, but is considered the Gold Standard by many review sites including Top Ten Reviews. Drivers that choose this model can expect state of the art response time in detecting radar in all directions, and a preloaded database of thousands of red light cameras and speed cameras around the country. With crowd-sourced alerts, voice alerts, radar and laser detection, and a multitude of other features, this device may be expensive in comparison to other models, but it offers a high level of protection and driver alerts to help improve safety on the roadways.
Beltronics Pro 500 Radar Detector with GPS
The Beltronics Pro 500 Radar Detector with GPS includes many features of the Escort Max 360 without the higher price tag. It includes red light camera alerts, excellent radar range, and allows users to lock out nuisance alerts if they choose. With the ability to alert drivers to multiple radars at once, they are able to avoid tickets more efficiently, and slow down when their speed is increased to unsafe levels.
Uniden DFR7 Super Long Range Radar/Laser Detection with GPS
The Uniden DFR7 Super Long Range Radar/Laser Detector with GPS features super long range laser radar detection capability, with speed alert camera and red light camera alert built in. This unit comes with a suction mount and charging cable and has an ultra-bright OLED display to make it easy to read. With no false alarms, ease of use, and a price that makes it affordable for most Uber drivers, the Uniden is a good choice for those wishing to increase their speed limit adherence and decrease the risk of a speeding ticket.
There are a variety of options for Uber drivers that wish to reduce the risk of spending their hard earned dollars on speeding tickets (and potentially lose their ability to drive altogether). A little time spent weighing the pros and cons of different models will go a long way in helping to determine the best choice for Uber and ride-hailing drivers.