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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 3:00 pm
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Default Re: Speed Camera Location Warnings Illegal - France

Originally Posted by missile View Post
How do you come to that opinion?
It doesn't take a high IQ to work out that the gendarmes cannot possibly stop and check every driver using a sat nav, nor even a tiny proportion of them.

Furthermore, to check would also imply a knowledge of how to operate every model and where to find said database if indeed it exists.

IMO the average drivers risk of getting done for this is probably getting somewhere in the region of a million to one which is tantamount to being unenforceable in my book.
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Im_and_Er View Post
It doesn't take a high IQ to work out that the gendarmes cannot possibly stop and check every driver using a sat nav, nor even a tiny proportion of them.

Furthermore, to check would also imply a knowledge of how to operate every model and where to find said database if indeed it exists.

IMO the average drivers risk of getting done for this is probably getting somewhere in the region of a million to one which is tantamount to being unenforceable in my book.
Your definition of "unenforceable" is very different to mine. Only a tiny proportion of those who speed, drink drive, snort cocaine or rob old ladies are caught. Would you claim those laws are unenforceable too?

FYI, there has already been a post from a forum member who has been warned for having their sat nav on display.
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The only people the Gendarmes will fine for having a Sat Nav is the British, especially if they don't speak French! Welcome to France!

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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 3:27 pm
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Default Re: Speed Camera Location Warnings Illegal - France

Originally Posted by Im_and_Er View Post
It doesn't take a high IQ to work out that the gendarmes cannot possibly stop and check every driver using a sat nav, nor even a tiny proportion of them.
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But they could use the Brit/French drones and photo their number plates?

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Default Re: Speed Camera Location Warnings Illegal - France

From what all the sat nav manufacturers say. If the database is disabled then it is ok in addition from now on they are replacing the specific French database with a warning re being within a Danger Zone, when within a specific vicinity of camera areas. Apparently they say this is acceptable and within french. It is the specific database being live or any form of radar detector that is unlawful.
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Originally Posted by bobd22 View Post
From what all the sat nav manufacturers say. If the database is disabled then it is ok in addition from now on they are replacing the specific French database with a warning re being within a Danger Zone, when within a specific vicinity of camera areas. Apparently they say this is acceptable and within french. It is the specific database being live or any form of radar detector that is unlawful.
Quote from one of the major manufacturer on sat navs - These could be the shortest living technology items ever made!!!!!

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Old Jul 4th 2012, 3:26 am
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Default Re: Speed Camera Location Warnings Illegal - France

Originally Posted by Im_and_Er View Post
It doesn't take a high IQ to work out that the gendarmes cannot possibly stop and check every driver using a sat nav, nor even a tiny proportion of them.

Furthermore, to check would also imply a knowledge of how to operate every model and where to find said database if indeed it exists.

IMO the average drivers risk of getting done for this is probably getting somewhere in the region of a million to one which is tantamount to being unenforceable in my book.
The policy is to check the GPS once a driver has been stopped for another offense ie speeding or DUI. If you read forums such as Pistonheads you will see various posters who have been stopped confirming they have been trained on how to check the database on various models. They will not be stopping drivers from using Sat Nav or stopping you just for having a Sat Nav on.

The easiest way to avoid this is to use a GPS with a memory card. Just whip out the card if stopped QED.
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