Driver Awareness Features and Alerts

NOTICE! 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.

Schools

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.

Speed limit change

The device plays a tone and displays the upcoming speed limit so you can be prepared to adjust your speed.

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.

Curves

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).

No trucks allowed

The device plays a tone when you approach a road where no trucks are allowed.

Risk of grounding

The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach a road where your vehicle could become grounded.

Lateral wind

The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach a road where there is risk of lateral wind.

Narrow road

The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach a road that may be too narrow for your vehicle.

Steep hill

The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach a steep hill.

State and country borders

The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach the border of a state or country.

Shut off propane

The device plays a tone and displays a message when you approach an area where propane should be turned off.