Traffic Rules by GPS
Recently back home, I got a traffic ticket for not making a complete stop at a stop sign. So I took an online traffic school course and was reminded of the myriad of rules and regulations which all drivers are supposed to know, but of course don’t. Such as not being allowed to make a U-turn in a business district – the definition of a business district being >50% density on one side of the road for 600 feet or >50% on both sides for 300 feet (for
So, a useful feature for navigation systems to have, in addition to getting us from point A to point B and telling us of restaurants and gas stations along the way, would be to alert the driver of the do’s and don’ts according to local laws. It could be as simple of displaying constantly-updated signs on the display, or optionally giving verbal updates/warnings. Putting this capability in rental cars would help out-of-state (or visitors from other countries) avoid potentially-serious mistakes.
With so many portable car navigation systems these days to choose from, an added feature like this would certainly stand out.