Speed cameras

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  1. Petros

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    I know you are supposed to turn the speed cameras off on my sat nav when travelling in France but does the same apply to Spain and Portugal?:Cool:
     
  2. JayDee

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    Don't think so, but JJ will be sure to know about Portugal, and there are plenty of our people (i.e. Funsters) in Spain ATM.


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    Cameras

    Think it only applied in France
     
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    My sat nav is not the usual sat nav system and it does warn me of speed cameras, but I have no idea how to switch it off, but as I seldom speed does it matter and how will the French know?

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    They won't unless they stop you. If you have a device on that will detect cameras they will do you! Lovely!
     
  6. Peter & Elaine

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    I can turn off sat nav ok but how do I turn off Elaine ?
     
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    Changes to the law in France

    Since decree n°2012-3 was introduced on 3 January 2012 it has been illegal to be warned about the position of fixed or mobile speed cameras while you are driving in France. If your TomTom navigation device has the Speed Camera service and you continue to use the service, you risk a fine of up to €1500.
    New update: TomTom Speed Camera service becomes Danger Zones in France
    TomTom had a meeting with the Road Safety Ministry to clarify the situation regarding new and upcoming legislation. As a result, TomTom is introducing a 100% compliant Danger Zones service available in a free download for compatible products.

    http://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/an...0/~/is-the-tomtom-speed-camera-service-legal?
     
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    Forget her birthday, mention weight, insult her mother, agree that her bum does look big in her new dress! Come on it'a easy!
     
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    We have been married 37 years she is wise to all those tricks
    And she has a good left hook
     
  10. JayDee

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    Well if she's seen this post, you've probably achieved it, :BigGrin::Doh:


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    I read in a newspaper article that even having a sat nav with speed detector warning capability was now against the law in France even if that function was turned off. The article stated that lots of new cars sold in the UK with inbuilt sat nav will be breaking the french rules and warned motorists not to have them fitted and buy a stand alone sat nav and leave it at home for travel abroad.:Doh:
     
  12. Welsh girl

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    I hope you are not right on that, we would be lost without our sat nav.
     
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    Remove memory card from radio then it can't read maps so it can't work
    Surely that should be enough for police
    But I bet someone knows different
     
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    Yes I think that is correct. Stitched up by the French!
     
  15. MikeandCarolyn

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    I was under the impression that current updates should comply with the laws of whatever country you are in.
    My Garmin has not shown speed cameras since the update when it became illegal.

    Mike
     
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    Why does anyone need a satnav ... ? :Wink:
     
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    France speed camera

    I beleive just switching off the speed camera warning on a sat nav when in France is not sufficient to comply with the regulations. According to Snooper the speed camera function for France has to be disabled. This can only be done when updating the data base and not selecting France for speed camera warning.
     
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    I assume you are fishing :BigGrin: I might ask why use maps ? They are out of date when you buy them-especially in Spain-they are also useless in small towns -and-it needs a passenger to read the bloody thing,and if she's bird watching things can go wrong :Rofl1:

    Mike
     
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    Was that in the DM by any chance? My (German) car does not have a delete option for the navigation and certainly if it didn't have satnav it would be pretty well unsaleable. It does have danger spot warning everywhere (UK and Europe) plus [STRIKE]safety camera [/STRIKE] speed camera warnings. I think I will be brave and carry on driving it through France on my regular business trips:Wink:

    I don't think that the major manufacturers would produce something so obviously law breaking and sell it on the forecourts. Mine was ordered, built and delivered after the French law came into force. The lawyers would have a field day............
     
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    amounts to the same thing then.

    theoretically, speed cameras should only be placed in areas of high risk which is exactly what the updated version will show.

    same thing, different name. :Doh:
     

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