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Old 09-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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YOU are OVER the SPEED LIMIT

I am not what I would call heavy footed, but I was shocked when my, I guess, GPS system told me I was going over the speed limit when I was going 33 in a 25 just after the speed limit dropped. I was very surprised that I have not seen any posts about Big Brother.

I'm insured through Geico and since Sunseeker and them are in business together, did it send a message to them.? I hope not, because I love my low rates.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Hey, it is the Govenment Employees Insurance Company... Hmmmm....
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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I'd be disabling that system post-haste and installing a simple system that can't be tied into anything else. It's like that "snapshot" thing from Progressive, I don't know why anyone would want to have that plugged into their car. "Here, let us install this gizmo that monitors your driving habits, and when we see something we don't like, it gives us a reason to raise your rates." Unreal.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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I am not what I would call heavy footed, but I was shocked when my, I guess, GPS system told me I was going over the speed limit when I was going 33 in a 25 just after the speed limit dropped. I was very surprised that I have not seen any posts about Big Brother.

I'm insured through Geico and since Sunseeker and them are in business together, did it send a message to them.? I hope not, because I love my low rates.

Yep and it sent a message to the local Police. Your ticket is in the mail!!!!
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I am not what I would call heavy footed, but I was shocked when my, I guess, GPS system told me I was going over the speed limit when I was going 33 in a 25 just after the speed limit dropped. I was very surprised that I have not seen any posts about Big Brother.

I'm insured through Geico and since Sunseeker and them are in business together, did it send a message to them.? I hope not, because I love my low rates.


Nah, I'm sure your tinfoil hat blocked the signals...

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #6
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There are settings to adjust how much over the limit you are before it warns or to disable the warnings. It uses data that is tied to the map data. Sometimes the data is not current, like in Ohio where interstate limits were recently raised to 70, or Illinois that will go up to 70 January 1st. Many GPS systems display speed limits for your current locations. This one just warns when you are over.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #7
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Your vehicles now record top speed, avg. speed and a host of other items and store them in the "black box" now anyway. Since around 1997. So your GPS may have actually just giving you a hand.
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And if you are in a serious accident the police will retrieve that data as part of their investigation. Your insurance company may use it to deny claims if it shows you were driving in an unsafe manner.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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Talking Wow....

Do you think there is a "little" paranoia going on here.
The Garmin in my car displays the current speed limit.
The sign turns red when over the limit.
The GPS in the Sunseeker just does it audibly rather than visually.
It's just a tool to help us be more aware.
Nothing is transmitted anywhere.
Relax, & smile.......'
Drive safe.
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I'd rather have the gps tell me I'm speeding than listen to the wife after receiving a ticket.
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