Speed traps are designed to catch drivers who are speeding when they are not supposed to. While we shouldn’t be speeding in the first place, sometimes being over by a little is enough to trigger these cameras which results in a fine that many probably would have liked to avoid in the first place.
However according to a report from Android Police, it seems that Google is testing out placing speed trap icons on Google Maps, where it will also be able to alert users when they are approaching. What’s interesting is that why it’s taking Google so long to implement such features to Google Maps to begin with.
Waze, which is owned by Google, already comes with information about road blocks, traffic jams, potholes, and so on, while Google Maps does not have some of those features. However these changes are suggesting that Google is looking to make Google Maps a more robust application.
That being said, this is currently a test and it seems that not everyone can see those speed trap icons just yet. We’re not sure if Google has plans to roll them out to all users anytime soon, but we’ll keep an eye out for it if and when they do.