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Germany banned speed camera alers

Apr 9, 2018
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Harrogate. N Yorks
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53,259
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Devon Van Conversion
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Since 2017
Just got this email from Tom Tom

LAW IN EFFECT STARTED 27 APRIL 2020​
Germany outlaws speed camera alerts​
The new Road Traffic Regulation in Germany prohibits the use of devices that alert users to the locations of fixed and mobile speed camera locations.​
We recommend that you disable speed camera alerts before and while driving in Germany.​
You can, however, reactivate these alerts for travel outside Germany.​
 
Feb 22, 2016
1,309
1,702
York
Funster No
41,744
MH
Bailey 620 Approach
Exp
Since 2015
I believe (but can't recall the source of my belief) that Garmin's 'proximity alert' warning which alerts to fixed speed cameras only, is lawful in Germany and other countries where radar alerting sensors are prohibited. I stand to be corrected. ?

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Sep 16, 2016
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8,841
Near the junction of the A14 and A1, Cambs
Funster No
45,145
MH
Elddis Autoquest 175
Exp
Since 2010
Why do you need an alert, large box on a pole or even a previous speed limit sign should because enough.
A couple of German speed cameras so you get the idea of what they look like :giggle: and yes I agree about a speed limit sign plus our satnav also indicates the speed limit of the road we are on at the time.

Built into a crash barrier, but it had yellow marking so you know it's there. :giggle:

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Apr 27, 2008
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6,700
Eastbourne East Sussex
Funster No
2,327
MH
A Class
Exp
Since 1972
I have somewhere one of those that detects radar. Completely useless as it also detects automatic doors on shops and those little gadgets on traffic lights. It fails to detect a handheld detector as it only detects it once your speed has been measured.
I must point out that I never deliberately exceed a speed limit, though sudden changes, especially for no obvious reason, can catch me out.
 
Feb 22, 2016
1,309
1,702
York
Funster No
41,744
MH
Bailey 620 Approach
Exp
Since 2015
I agree that one should obey speed limits. And to that end, it is useful to have the proximity alerts that sound when you approach a fixed speed camera. It means that for some way before the actual camera you reduce speed even where like us, we have the limit alerts binging each time you exceed the limit so that you can slow down. Overall, I believe that it is an effective way of reducing speed, if that is the objective of limits as opposed to revenue generation.
 
Nov 18, 2011
10,813
24,430
Funster No
18,938
Right foot control and stick to the limits drove all over the eu and never had a problem
bill
 
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