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Google Maps now showing posted speed limits for users across the US

It appears this is a new, server-side update, so we don't know exactly which users will see it.

Published onJanuary 18, 2019

Previously, Google Maps only showed posted speed limits for the road you’re traveling on in two areas of the world: the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, it appears the feature is rolling out to many more areas of the United States.

According to Android Police, three users sent in tips that posted speed limits were now showing up in their Google Maps displays. The users were from New York City, Los Angeles, and Minnesota, so clearly the rollout of this feature is pretty widespread.

Check out how the feature will look below:

Google Maps now warning some drivers about speed traps
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Interestingly enough, this speed limit feature has been available in Waze for quite some time. Google owns Waze, so it’s strange that it took this long for the feature to make a wider debut outside of San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro.

The Google Maps app hasn’t received an update in a little while, so this is clearly a server-side upgrade. If you see posted speed limits while you navigate, let us know about it in the comments.

On a related note, Google also appears to be performing a slow rollout for speed trap alerts within Google Maps, which we talk about here. With the display of posted speed limits and these new trap alerts, it should be very difficult for you to get a speeding ticket now.

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