GPS That Can Get You Out of a Ticket
Inforad's PhantomAlert spots speed traps and red-light cameras across the U.S. and Canada.
Inforad PhantomAlert
Inforad says that the PhantomAlert is road legal in all 50 states and Canada.
June 23, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

I’ve had one ticket in my driving career. That’s one too many.

While the solution might be to just slow down, others might benefit more from the PhantomAlert system.

This little alien-like gadget affixes to your dashboard, and uses GPS to detect red-light cameras and speed traps. The unit receives continuous software/download updates, all of which come from your fellow motorists—yes, even the ones that give you the finger!

Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to a service to get all of those tasty nuggets. It’s free for the first 12 months. After that, you’ll need to shell out £24.99 ($49) per year or £49.99 ($98) for a lifetime of updates.

It would be even cooler if this GPS unit was a combo, well, GPS, and could spot the fuzz while guiding you to the nearest IHOP.

Is it totally bizarre that the device is listed in U.S. dollars, while the service is in English pounds? It doesn’t matter. Depending on your track record, it could save you coin in a variety of currencies. The PhantomAlert is available now for $200.


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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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