I am looking for an iOS application that can display the speed limit of the road where I am located. I am mostly interested in the USA, particularly Boston and California. Gratis is better but not necessary.

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    Here in CA if they catch you looking at your iPhone screen while driving it is $300 :)
    – Ruskes
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 6:28
  • Do they still also have that silly rule whereby you're allowed to have a sat nav, but can't stick it to your windscreen & instead have to sit it on some kind of bean-bag that falls off the dash every time you go round a corner - which of course is far less distracting than just sticking it to the screen in the first place? :P
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 10:40
  • Navfree though apparently it doesn't have all speed limits, depends on the underlying open streetmap
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 10:52

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In the latest version of iOS 11, I believe the speed limit does show up on highways (at least when you're going too fast). Another app that does this is Waze.


HERE WeGo maps app (formerly Nokia Here Maps) for iOS has exactly the functionality you are looking for.

The app can be downloaded for free on the App Store (all features available, no In-App purchases).

The app features excellent and extensive maps data, with full offline support. You can easily search for points of interest and perform navigation even without a data connection (Solely with the help of GPS).

The maps data is regularly updated and you can choose to download maps on a country/province basis.

As can be seen in the screenshot, the app not only contains up-to-date speed limit data for all major highways, but also alerts by flashing the current speed indicator in red when the limit is exceeded.


Waze Navigation & Live Traffic

Waze (official website) is a free app that guides you through your journey, giving you insights into traffic, construction, police, accidents and more. It also has a speed limit feature.

iPhone screenshots from https://apps.apple.com/app/waze/id323229106 (Waze on the App Store)

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