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10 April 2012, 13:35

Is the Tom Tom app currently illegal to use in France?

I'm going next week and with the threat of a 1500 Euro fine for anyone carry a sat nav with speed camera alerts, it's probably worth investing in something (non TomTom!) without alerts for the trip.

 

  • mydearcosmo

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    10 April 2012, 14:34

    It is best to contact their local government to check if TomTom can be possible to carry. A friend of mine just went there last month and didn't hear that he had a problem with TomTom regarding such matter.

  • SinnySinny

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    10 April 2012, 14:35

    Our new 1.10 version which is legal in France went live on the appstore in the last 2 hours, so you are ok with that one.

  • liznick

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    1 July 2012, 18:48

    I am in France now. My iPhone App  doesn`t show me any cameras. I don`t see any items in app menu related to speed cameras. Even inapp store doesn`t containt speed camera purchase.  I had all those items when I was in Italy last month. After that I`d delited app and downloaded it agan right before jorney to France. And everithing (speed cameras items) disappeared. My app is up to date, speed cameras servis purchased and active as I know.  What is wrong & what should I do?

  • kgskaug

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    5 July 2012, 22:38

    Can someone post an update / confirmation to this statement, regarding the legal use or availability of speed camera services in France (even if your're not "subscribed"?). How about the "permanent" cameras (which are signalled in the basic TomTom app even without special service subscription) vs mobile radar stations? Apparently (so I read in the news) the rules in France have been made even more strict now on this point.

  • Hastur

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    13 July 2012, 09:17

    Hi

    Having on your device a precise location of speed cameras (as POIs) is illegal. You muse use the "dangerous zones" (sigh) which is the term used for road parts that are flagged to possibly contain a speed camera.

    Tomtom application must be able to detect you are in france and act correctly.

     

    This statement is true for *any* sort of "flashing device" : fixed, mobile, on board, trafic light ....

  • kgskaug

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    13 July 2012, 12:29

    Thanks - if I understand the latest release notes of the TomTom-for-iPhone app, this is exactly what it is now doing: Indicating "hazard zones" instead of pinpointing fixed camera's. And if my TomTom app is unable to detect which country I'm in, I would be seriously worried about its usability :-) I trust that's ok.

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