sat nav and speed cameras.

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  1. lady jann

    lady jann Read Only Funster

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    does anyone know if the sat naves that can detect speed cameras are legal??
     
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    Hi, don't think they detect cameras, the location of cameras is known and they they warn you as you aproach the location.
     
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    my tom tom does thats how they sold it to me with speed camera detect so must be legal:BigGrin:
     
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    hi thank you , but is it legal on the continent ??:RollEyes::Smile:
     
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    If your Sat NAv shows the location of speed camera locations as POI's it is ok.:thumb:
    If your equipment detects the radar signals sent out by Mr Gendarmes speed detection equipment as he stands by the roadside then it is not legal. :Eeek:
    Your equipment will be confiscated and you will be subjected to a heavy fine.:Doh::cry::shout:
     
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    I have the TT 720 and it does not detect cameras rather it knows where they are. As has been said camera detectors are NOT legal.
     
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    Mine seemed to detect a mobile Speed Trap by the side of the road in Horncastle the other day.

    The display flashed as I headed towards it. Strange.:Eeek:
     
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    Not so strange really most if not all speed partnerships (as they are called) publish where the mobile cameras will be (in the case of Northumberland a week ahead) and these are the speed camera updates your TT recieves. Hope this clears things up. :BigGrin:
     
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    Yes they are legal as they are not detecting cameras but using POIs.
    BUT they are NOT legal in Switzerland.
     
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    speed cameras

    Hey Ray,

    and you told me you never drive faster than 60mph!!!

    Happy Days

    From Lesley
     
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    Your all wrong as there not speed cameras they are SAFETY CAMERAS:Rofl1::Rofl1::RollEyes:
     
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    Not "Nice easy Revenue earning" Cameras then John.
    Seems more people slam their brakes on when they spot them.:Doh:

    Seen some VERY close incidents.

    Sorry to sound Cynical, But SAFETY my A++e.

    How can a camera stuck just round a bend in an unmarked vehicle be in the interests of safety?

    Why don't they have them outside schools to protect our kids?Some....only Some are placed on known accident Blackspots but there are many on long straight stretches of road with very good visibility on a downhill gradient..........
     
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    Must admit i'm a bit surprised to find a thread discussion on this in a Motorhome forum!!:Eek!: What anyone is doing speeding in a motorhome god alone knows!:Eek!:

    Hardly the ideal vehicle in which to burn rubber at the lights!!:Rofl1:

    OK so maybe doing 40 in a 30mph area is easily done, but even small m/h's will often weigh over 2 ton.....think about trying to stop the damn thing from 90mph.

    Its a motorhome you are driving.....NOT an Imprezza or Evo!!!
     
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    im supprised you wanted to waste your time even commenting !!!:RollEyes:
    if you took the time to read the thread properly no one sugested any one was speeding !!!:Doh:

    this is the type of attitude that spoils the fun !! you seem to know so much about speed whats an evo ??:Smile: a more relaxed attitude might suit you :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We all drive the way that suits our nature, modern motorhomes cruise easily at 70+ they are not built like old trannies, my tranny is slow and so is the Merc, but not everyone is so cashstrapped as to need an antique like me. Besides we can discuss whatever, be are adults after all. Not seen too many minors with a driving licence.
    Lighten up and enjoy the facility to discuss fears and promlems.
     
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    Sorry, lady Jann, but we agree with bulletguy - if all of us motorhomers agreed to stick to speed limits we could be a power for good, and help to cut down on the throusands of lives lost each year due to speed, which is acknowledged to be the biggest killer on the roads.

    Perhaps we should have a MHFunsters campaign to stick to the speed limits:thumb: how about that? We'd never have to worry about speed cameras, fixed or mobile:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Bob and Di
     
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    Sorry not true. It is inappropriate speed which kills, and L J is correct no one was advocating we should speed simply asking a question about sat navs!
     
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    But surely it would take funners longer to get to you:Wink::Laughing:
     
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    with respect you are as bad as bullet guy i am not aware that i had exceeded the speed limit or en couraged other people to it lighten up :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::RollEyes::Doh:
     
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    common sense !

    you are equipped with eyes from birth ! you have a brain that is connected to the eyes, when you are learning to drive you have an instructor who informs you of the rudimentariesradiometry's of driving , included speed limits and the ability to understand the stopping distances ! all this is necessary to pass the D of E driving test......i have noticed that once the test has been passed the necessity of observing speed limits and the need of signals for other drivers (especially at roundabouts,NOT ISLANDS ) is ignored !!!! if these simple decisions, such as using the aforementioned eyes to observe the roadsigns that have been erected at not simple expense is ignored, then why bother with speed detectors that inform the IGNORENT of their dilemma . i make no excuses for the forcefulness of this post, YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE SIGNS IN FRONT OF YOU AND OBEY THEM ! that's not too much too ask, is it ? if you are disagreeing with this text, why ?????:Angry:
     
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