Red car with the half-star icon This icon indicates a possible accident or car crash on the road. It's interesting that Google Maps is finding different ways to help people avoid traffic on the road, and it's a good addition to let them know that they're heading to a route with a lot of traffic. Once a user has reported an accident, Google Maps allows other users of that route to delete the accident icon on the map once the area is clear and accessible, so that other people can return to the route. The accident and speed camera signal, as indicated below, is activated when a user starts step-by-step navigation on Google Maps.
The application, which has more than 1 billion downloads, was detected by testing a feature that would allow you to report a traffic accident or a crash. The accident report doesn't communicate with the emergency database, something that Google might consider linking in the near future. Google Maps has launched functions to report speed traps and accidents, almost a year after introducing speed limits in navigation.