Driver Awareness Features and Alerts
The driver alerts and speed limit features are for information only and do not replace your responsibility to abide by all posted speed limit signs and to use safe driving judgment at all times. Garmin® is not responsible for any traffic fines or citations you receive for failing to follow all applicable traffic laws and signs.
Your device provides features that can help encourage safer driving and increase efficiency, even when you are driving in a familiar area. The device plays an audible tone or message and displays information for each alert. You can enable or disable the audible tone for some types of driver alerts. Not all alerts are available in all areas.
The device plays a tone and displays the speed limit (if available) for an upcoming school or school zone.
- Speed limit exceeded
The device displays a red border on the speed limit icon when you exceed the posted speed limit for the current road.
- Speed limit reduced
The device plays a tone and displays the upcoming speed limit so you can be prepared to adjust your speed.
- Wrong way on a one-way street
The device plays a message and displays a full-screen warning if you travel the wrong way on a one-way street. The edges of the screen appear red and an alert remains at the top of the screen until you leave the one-way street or correct your direction of travel.
- Railroad crossing
The device displays the distance to an upcoming railroad crossing.
- Animal crossing
The device plays a tone to indicate an upcoming animal crossing area.
The device plays a tone to indicate a bend in the road.
- Slower traffic
The device plays a tone to indicate slower traffic when you approach slower traffic at a higher speed. Your device must be receiving traffic information to use this feature (Traffic).
- Construction zone
The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach a construction zone.
- Lane closure
The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach a lane closure.
- Break planning
The device plays a tone and suggests upcoming rest stops after you have been driving for a long time.
- Forward collision warning
The device alerts you when it detects that there is not a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Lane departure warning
The device alerts you when it detects you may be crossing a lane boundary unintentionally.
- Go alert
The device plays a tone and displays an alert when stopped traffic starts moving.