“Hey, You just passed a speed trap!”
Waze users are warned of speed traps or police presence only about few hundred meters ahead of time. I feel this is far too late for a warning reminder. With a clear line of sight, law enforcement or AES can detect speeders within 1km out.
Let say Waze give speed trap warning 500m away from a speed camera location. Imagine, your car travelling at 130km/h, when warning shows up, you have less than 11 seconds to react & slow down (assuming speed camera take photo of your vehicle at 100m out). This is a big challenge for many drivers!
Waze alert distance is too near!
Most likely by the time you realized Waze warning pops up, you could have already been detected. As a frequent Waze user like me, this is very frustrating, they shouldn’t call it a ‘speed trap ahead’ alert, it should be renamed and called “Hey! You just passed a speed trap!” alert.
Changing Waze’s alert distance
There has been many voices in Waze’s forum requesting for such feature, but so far (at the time of writing this article) feature yet to be materialised. 2qwick4u found a solution for Android & jailbreak iOS users. What about other non-jailbreak iOS users? Any alternative solution to this?
My own AES speed camera location reminder (customizable alert distance)
After few rounds of emergency brakes driving by few AES (Automated Enforcement System) speed cameras along the highway, I came out with an idea. Why not I marked down coordinates of known speed camera locations & set location reminders (with 1km radius) using iOS’s native Reminder app? Yes! Combining with Waze, I got my own *earlier* AES Speed Camera Location Reminder! An alternative way to avoid traffic summons!
Another bonus point is I can totally run this in the background, no extra apps installation needed…and still enjoying Waze navigation experience without much interruption (it will still work without Waze running, as long as your GPS is on).
Digging up speed camera locations
Having that in mind, I went on some digging to find all active AES locations in Malaysia, here is the outcome:
LOKASI-LOKASI AES BAGI FASA SATU (PHASE ONE OF THE AES LOCATIONS)
|No.||Location||Route No.||Mahkamah||Speed Limit||Coordinates|
|1||KM375.9 PLUS Expressway – Slim River (North)||E0001||Slim River||110 km/j||3.836169, 101.421656|
|2||KM 7, Jalan Maharajalela, Teluk Intan||F0058||Teluk Intan||90 km/j||3.974470, 100.988000|
|3||KM91, Jalan Ipoh – Butterworth||F0001||Taiping||60 km/j||4.781450, 100.735000|
|4||KM26, Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Kangsar||F0001||Sungai Siput||Traffic Lights||4.816800, 101.078000|
|5||KM85.5, Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur||F0001||Tapah||90 km/j||3.962222, 101.328806|
|6||KM204.6, PLUS Expressway –Taiping (North)||E0001||Taiping||110 km/j||4.905135, 100.668056|
|7||Jalan Pasir Putih, Ipoh||A0184||Ipoh||Traffic Lights||4.581670, 101.082000|
|8||Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur||Z0089||Jalan Duta||Traffic Lights||3.085617, 101.673319|
|9||Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur||Z0060||Jalan Duta||Traffic Lights||3.177263, 101.686826|
|10||KM6.6, Jalan Kajang / Puchong (SKVE)||B0011||Sepang||80 km/j||2.973360, 101.677880|
|11||KM301.6,PLUS Expressway-Kajang(North)||E0001||Kajang||90 km/j||2.975650, 101.742580|
|12||Jalan Lebuh Sentosa, Putrajaya||Z0022||Putrajaya||70 km/j||2.945491, 101.683817|
|13||Jalan Persiaran Timur, Putrajaya||Z0002||Putrajaya||80 km/j||2.943130, 101.713940|
|14||KM D7.7 Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur||E0002||Jalan Duta||80 km/j||3.050850, 101.705060|
*information taken from JPJ (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan)
AES coordinate provided by JPJ (e.g: Slim River) may not be accurate (correct coordinate for Slim River should be at 3.836169, 101.421656). My suggestion is do your own location verification check via Google Map‘s street view
How to create Speed Camera Location Reminder
Step 1. Create new Reminder
Type in a name of speed camera location (e.g: “AES Slim River@110km/h”). Click on the information icon next to it (a small blue circle with an “i” inside).
Step 2. Enable “Remind me at location”, then tap on the “Location” section
*Important: Do NOT enable “Remind me on a day”
Step 3. Enter coordinate of speed camera location
After entering coordinate, a new location label will show at the bottom (e.g: Lebuhraya Utara Selatan), tap on it
Step 4. Set alert distance/radius
Select “When I arrive…”
Change alert distance by dragging the circle around the dropped pin (e.g: 1,000meter = 1km)
Tap “Details” in the upper left corner when done
Step 5. Tap “Done” in the upper right corner
You can continue create a few of your frequent ‘visit’ AES speed camera location. Here are mine:
- Location reminder will work only if you turn on your iOS “Location Services”
- This method is only effective for known fixed location speed camera
- Older model of iPhone or iOS version doesn’t support location reminders
- Use at your own risk