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.
- School zone or nearby school
The device plays a tone and displays the distance to and speed limit (if available) for an upcoming school or school zone.
- Speed limit reduction
The device plays a tone and displays the upcoming reduced speed limit so you can be prepared to reduce your speed.
- Speed limit exceeded
The device plays a tone and displays a red border on the speed limit icon when you exceed the posted speed limit for the current road.
- 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 plays a tone and displays the distance to an upcoming railroad crossing.
- Animal crossing
The device plays a tone and displays the distance to an upcoming animal crossing area.
The device plays a tone and displays the distance to a curve in the road.
- Slower traffic
The device plays a tone and displays the distance to slower traffic when you approach slower traffic at a higher speed. Your device must be receiving traffic information to use this feature (Traffic).
- Fatigue warning
The device plays a tone and suggests upcoming rest stops after you have been driving for more than two hours without stopping.