Position of sat nav Illegal Police advise!

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  1. Speve

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    Oh dear. How to make a problem out of nothing.
     
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    Bottom RH side of screen, can’t see that working for LH drive.

    Do do see them in silly places in cars though, like directly in front of driver who has to look around the unit to see the road.

    Martin
     
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    I love the statement - "The only Legal place" is the bottom right of the windscreen - oh, and up by the rear view mirror, the bottom left, bottom centre, air vents and anywhere else it doesn't block your view.:rolleyes::rolleyes: . Would have been easier to say "Don't affix it to the windscreen in your direct eye-line".:D2:D2
     
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    I’ve seen them in police vehicles in the centre so that driver and passenger can see them.so they need to get their own house in order first.
     
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    Ours is built in the stereo so what are they going to do about that
     
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    This is a story which first appeared last week, and it was very quickly knocked on the head by Greater Manchester Police themselves. Someone got a bit above themselves at GMP and posted something which we all know to be nonsense.
     
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    Poor positioning needs highlighting though. We were taken out for a meal this week by a friend. His toad had the satnav directly in front of him - absolutely dead centre in front - blocking most of the road ahead. I don't what possessed him to put it there but l felt distinctly uncomfortable.

    The best position, if it's available, is anywhere in that area where the view out is obscured anyway by the vehicle bonnet. Or anywhere that if it wasn't there you'd be looking at the sky. Or anywhere that isn't swept by the wipers. It isn't rocket science to keep it out of the way but next time you're driving just note how many drivers have theirs in a stupid place.
     
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    I have asked this before, but, no one seems willing to provide an answer.
    I cant push a button on my screen mounted sat nav or phone without risking a fine and points...........But police officers chasing cars through built up areas can mess around with their stab vest mounted models, removing one hand from their steering wheels at 90 mph. Are they exempt???? o_O
     
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    The official DVSA pov for HGV , same for PSV nothing within the swept area of the windscreen or protrude more than 40mm into that area , unless that area is already masked by an original part of the vehicle (eg dash cowl)
    There is a special exemption for positioning of toll tags (within reason eg not in front of eyeline but at edge )

    I have seen a few "spokesmen" eg RAC, Police (not a traffic officer) spouting a load of twaddle , having not read the legislation but simplifying to try and get a view across , and adding to the confusion .
     
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    Anyone know which law...?
     
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    Probably :D2
     
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    It is an offence under regulation 30 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 if a driver’s vision is obscured whilst driving, the rules applying to 10mm of obstruction in zone A of the windscreen and 40mm in zone B.

    s41 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 provides that a person is guilty of an offence who does not have proper control or a full view of the road and traffic ahead.
     
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    In theory you can fail your mot if the satnav or dashcam are in a not allowed pisition, most places though just remove them.
     
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    The law relates specifically to handheld mobile phones. No other device is specifically illegal but depending on circumstances use of such could be considered as contributing to lack of full control.
     
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    Bottom rh side of screen.
    Just right for a passer by to nick if you're at a standstill with your window open lol
     
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    Just to throw salt into the wounds

    Be careful in Spain there the driver should not be able to view the screen as it will cause a distraction and will therefore be illegal - not sure how that works as with comments above police have them in the centre of the screen over there too

    fortunately (or unfortunately ) ours is in the Radio so the screen can be folded away and I can't see it but it still tells me where to go
     
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    I agree - belting along and using their talking broaches.

    We are being treated like children - not able to operate any equipment whilst driving in a safe manner without getting points.
     
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    They can't Police Motorists properly anyway. How many mobile phone using W4NK*** do you see every day getting away with it?.
     
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    Nothing! It’s not blocking your view (y)
     
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