For those who drive/intend to drive in France, as from 1st January 2012, it is illegal to have any form of advance warning of any type of offence detection camera, whether it be a fixed site or area of camera surveillance. Max fine of 1500 Euro.
Detectors of any sort have always been illegal, but now ANY system which gives a location of a camera using existing GPS technology is included ie fixed in-car systems which provide GPS location of speed cameras.
I have not seen details of any proscutions yet, but rest assured the Gendarmes will certainly be checking.
Solution to remove all traces of safety cameras (radars) in your tomtom : Delpoi
Last edited by gazo; 6th January 2012 at 09:05.
to make it quick: the law is stupid because our french government is stupid too, but... we are much more stupid!!! ahahah
hehehe, you crazy french man , i hope they will not improve their smartness too much cause they will need education for gps applications, maybe they'll find it here on gpsu
Last edited by nosferanosferatuno; 12th June 2012 at 22:07.
wow, you are going too far, first a policeman is stupid in France, i don't understand why, this is really strange and they all have this weird accent (maybe because they are stupid ); but moreover, a french police officer don't speak english and he don't understand it at all...
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Last edited by diabolitux; 6th January 2012 at 21:29.
Last edited by mrkarl; 11th January 2012 at 16:52.
I am living in France and I see that the french "Coyote" gps speedcam warning system has been changed to give a waring something like "danger area" and I read it must cover 4km on the autoroutes to 600m in towns.
Hopefully a new version of Igo wil come soon to cover this.
It would appear that GPS manufacturers have made software updates available which will "turn off" the fixed site warnings, or turn those warnings into a warning of a dangerous area. The prefectures have increased the number of dangerous areas by including any stretch of road where the speed limit changes, any significant bend etc . etc. , thus making any warning useless and overloading the system .
The penalty for having an illegal system is up to €1500 fine and 6 points !!!!
Still waiting to see news of the first prosecution.