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Speed camera detectors

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by satnav10000, 7 Sep 2017.

  1. foxhole

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    The above does not detect fixed camera's just uses database to warn you of presence. Only detects hand held units being pointed at your vehicle.
     
  2. stuartb3502

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    Laser and radar detectors are still legal but fairly pointless with GPS detection generally more effective as long as the data is good (longer range).

    Laser jammers are not technically illegal themselves but using one will often attract a charge of "perverting the course of justice" if you're caught. This is a very serious offence and I personally cannot understand why anyone still takes the risk of using something like this. This also goes for anything else designed to interfere with your offending being detected (e.g. flash resistant number plates, flip up number plates) etc.

    Camera databases are illegal in France, but databases of "danger zones" are not.

    I've used the Pocketgpsworld database for many years on various devices. It's generally very up to date because a large community is incentivised to update it. Worth noting however that there are so many cameras and potential mobile camera sites these days that if you have everything turned on you'll be getting non-stop warnings.

    Depending on what you run it on, warnings may or may not be easy to tune. For example, there's no simple way to differentiate cameras in different directions for travel on Garmin (unless you buy their database).

    Stuart
     

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