Speed Adviser

2.2
256 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

DESCRIPTION
Speed Adviser is a driver's aid designed to reduce speeding and save lives in NSW. Using the GPS capability of your phone, the Speed Adviser app monitors your location and speed, and alerts you via visual and audible warnings if you exceed the speed limit. Speed Adviser is for NSW roads only.

NEVER BE UNSURE OF THE SPEED LIMIT AGAIN
Speed Adviser displays the speed limit for the road you are travelling on. Speed Adviser knows the speed limit on all roads in NSW, including all school zones and their operating hours. The app uses the latest speed zone data.

DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLATION
You can install Speed Adviser using the Play Store app on your phone (called “Market” on older phones), or by accessing the Google Play website on your computer. Generally, Speed Adviser will not download to your phone until it has been connected to a WiFi network. Be aware that it will probably cost you more to download the app over a mobile phone network than by WiFi.

BE NOTIFIED OF SPEED LIMIT CHANGES
You can nominate how Speed Adviser tells you of a change in the speed limit. You can elect to have the new speed limit spoken in a male or female voice, to hear a simple sound effect, or to disable all audio alerts entirely and rely on the visual alert (speed limit symbol with a flashing yellow background).

TOO FAST!
Speed Adviser will play an audible alert and a visual alert if you are speeding, to remind you to keep safely within the sign posted speed limit. If you continue to exceed the speed limit, Speed Adviser will repeat the audible and visual alerts.

SCHOOL ZONES
Always know when a school zone is active. Speed Adviser knows where and when every school zone in NSW operates, including gazetted school days and non-standard school times. Speed Adviser lets you know if the school zone is active and will display the speed limit of 40 km/h.

NIGHT DRIVING
Speed Adviser uses an internal database of sunrise and sunset times to automatically switch between day and night modes. The night mode emits less light, and so reduces eye strain while driving. Speed Advisor also automatically saves your preferred brightness setting.

RUN OTHER APPS AT THE SAME TIME
Audible alerts from Speed Adviser still play when the app is running in the background. This means you can have other apps operating and still hear announcements and warnings from Speed Adviser.

L PLATE AND P PLATE DRIVERS
Learner and Provisional (‘P1 and P2’) drivers are not permitted to use this app.

WARNINGS
You must comply with the NSW Road Rules and not use the app or your smartphone in any manner contrary to the Road Rules.
Always have your phone in a commercial phone mount when using a driver’s aid such as Speed Adviser, in accordance with the NSW Road Rules, and ensure your phone does not obscure your view of the roadway.

Because it takes a lot of power to run the GPS hardware in your phone, and to reduce battery drain on your phone, you should use your car’s power socket while operating Speed Adviser. Also, you should always shut down the app when you are finished driving.

PRIVACY
Speed Adviser does not collect data or report speeding events to Transport for NSW or any other organisation or agency.

SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK
Email us at SpeedlinkSupport@transport.nsw.gov.au.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Visit our Centre for Road Safety website at: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/speeding/speedadviser/index.html
Updated on
1 June 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.3
238 reviews
Fernando Gonzalez (Dr. Diode)
23 January 2024
Doesn't work! I have full location permissions turned on, no battery optimize, not on DND, etc & still no speed or location, nothing, nada, zip. If tech support doesn't contact me very soon it's off to uninstall land! B^( Update, no stars. Apparently I miss reading that this app only works in NSW (New South Wales) so I cannot rate this app. It looks good & worth a try, only wish there was one that works in USA. Thanx B^)
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Transport for NSW
23 January 2024
Speed Adviser was developed by Transport for NSW and only works in New South Wales (Australia). If you're experiencing other difficulties in using the app, please email us at roadsafetytechnology@transport.nsw.gov.au for further assistance.
Vincent
10 June 2024
Looks like an app from the the early 2010s. Doesn't work properly due to a out of date speed database Could develop a much better looking UI myself. Few changes I recommend to the Dev: Remove the quit button. No one needs a exit button in their app. Put everything under a hamburger menu in the top corner. The bottom bar gradient just looks awful. Remove the picture from the background, make it customisable with colours/gradients.
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Transport for NSW
11 June 2024
Thank you for your suggestions.
Jeff Langtip