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GPS Technology Can Tell How Fast You're Going

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The latest GPS technology doesn't only tell you where to go, but how fast you're going. A GPS device can work as a backup speedometer inside your vehicle, and can help you avoid a speeding ticket.

A handful of these devices also have a web site where you can locate anyone and monitor their speed. Experts say this is becoming a useful tool for parents who want to know how fast their kids are really going behind the wheel.

"So it can calculate your speed, so you can actually have it in your car and see how fast you're going and you can also see how long it would take you to go from say your house to the post office," said David Spaulding, Training Supervisor at the REI Store in Kennewick. 

GPS experts say this new technology is becoming more popular but not just for cars. Many people are buying personal GPS devices to see how fast they are going while running or biking. GPS devices can even help you find a lost pet.