Something about TomTom's new Safety cameras subscription service just doesn't sit right with me. For $49.95 a year, you can receive twice weekly updates for your TomTom satnav that ensure you've got the most up to date information when it comes to those government revenue raisers. Both fixed speed cameras and red-light cameras are included and the positioning is verified by TomTom, so it should always be accurate... but really, are there so many new fixed speed cameras and red light cameras going up around the country to warrant twice weekly updates? And is that information really worth $50 a year, especially when you can probably update the map yourself on a TomTom with Map Share. My gut says no, and I generally listen to what my gut tells me. Like right now, it's time for ham.
TomTom Launches Safety Camera Subscription Service in Australia
~The new TomTom Australian safety camera subscription encourages safer driving through improved driver awareness~
Sydney, January 20th 2009 - TomTom, the world's leading portable navigation provider, today announces the availability of a safety camera subscription service enabling twice weekly updates for safety camera locations across Australia.
TomTom safety cameras will help motorists keep informed about changes to speed and red light camera locations in between map updates, encouraging driver safety and minimising fines.
"The introduction of a safety camera subscription shows the commitment of TomTom to driver safety" said Chris Kearney, Marketing Manager, Australia and New Zealand. "This further builds the TomTom promise of having the most up to date maps on the market, ensuring peace of mind for TomTom users"
The TomTom Safety Camera database can easily be downloaded onto any TomTom GPS device via TomTom HOME, TomTom's free desktop application. Once activated, drivers will receive timely alerts on their device when approaching a safety camera location. The TomTom safety camera database is verified by TomTom and updated on a regular basis. New updates can be downloaded via TomTom HOME, so drivers continuously drive with the latest safety camera information available on the market.
Availability & price A 1 year subscription for the TomTom Australia safety camera database is now available for $49.95 via TomTom HOME.
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