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Speed Adviser

By Transport for NSW

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Speeding is the most common contributing factor to road deaths in NSW. Speed Adviser is a driver's aid designed to reduce speeding and save lives. Using the GPS capability of your iPhone, the Speed Adviser app monitors your location and speed, and alerts you via visual and audible warnings if you exceed the speed limit.

Speed Adviser is for NSW roads only.

Speed Adviser displays the speed limit for the road you are travelling on. Speed limit data has been compiled by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Transport for NSW and TomTom.

You can nominate how Speed Adviser tells you of a change in the speed limit. You can elect to have the new speed limit spoken in a male or female voice, to hear a simple sound effect, or to disable all audio alerts entirely and rely on the visual alert (speed limit symbol with a flashing yellow background).

Speed Adviser will play an audible alert and a visual alert if you are speeding, to remind you to keep safely within the sign posted speed limit. If you continue to exceed the speed limit, Speed Adviser will repeat the audible and visual alerts. If you elect to hear alerts as spoken words, you will hear the warning "Too fast".

Always know when a school zone is active. Speed Adviser knows where and when every school zone in NSW operates, including gazetted school days and non-standard school times. Speed Adviser lets you know if the school zone is active and will display the speed limit of 40 km/h.

Speed Adviser uses an internal database of sunrise and sunset times to automatically switch between day and night modes. The night mode emits less light, and so reduces eye strain while driving. Speed Advisor also automatically saves your preferred brightness setting.

You can specify if you're driving a heavy vehicle or a light vehicle. If you select ‘Heavy vehicle’ and you exceed the state-wide maximum speed limit of 100 km/h you will receive a warning from the app. Speed Adviser will not alert you of any heavy vehicle-specific speed limit restrictions below 100 km/h, for example 40 km/hr heavy vehicle speed zones.

Audible alerts from Speed Adviser still play when the app is running in the background. This means you can have other apps operating and still hear announcements and warnings from Speed Adviser.

Learner and Provisional ‘P1’ drivers are not permitted to use this app. Provisional ‘P2’ drivers are permitted to use this app. It will operate with the NSW speed restriction of 100 km/h which applies to all Provisional ‘P2’ drivers in NSW. However, commencing on 1 December 2016 P2 licence holders will no longer be permitted to use a mobile phone at all, including Speed Adviser.

You must not adjust the app while driving. You must comply with the NSW Road Rules and not use the app or your smartphone in any manner contrary to the Road Rules.

Always have your phone in a commercial phone mount when using a driver’s aid such as Speed Adviser, in accordance with the NSW Road Rules, and ensure your phone does not obscure your view of the roadway.

Because it takes a lot of power to run the GPS hardware in your iPhone, and to reduce battery drain on your phone, you should use your car’s power socket while operating Speed Adviser. Also, you should always shut down the app when you are finished driving.

Speed Adviser does not collect data or report speeding events to Transport for NSW or any other organisation or agency.

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Visit our Centre for Road Safety website at

What's New in Version 1.9

Update includes changed speed zones, changed non-standard school zones, daily sunrise & sunset times until 31/12/17 and 2018 NSW public holidays and school term dates.

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Customer Reviews

Nifty idea but too big

This is a great idea and kudos to TfNSW for developing it, but at 377MB this app is just too big. Those of you lucky enough to have 64GB or 128GB phone may laugh, but I'm stuck with 16MB and simply can't afford to keep such a large app on my phone. It's 50% bigger than Microsoft Word or Excel and you can't tell me this app does more than those!

Speed Adviser
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  • Category: Navigation
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  • Version: 1.9
  • Size: 378 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation) and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.

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