French Law and Waze

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French Law and Waze

Postby autourdupc » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:18 am

Hi,

Today is a new day in France.
According to French law, it is now strictly forbidden to use a navigation system that give the exact position of police and radars.
The Penalty is : 1500 € and 6 points deduct from licence driver (among 12 points). :shock:

Due to this very uggly law, we will have to take care of the use of waze.

Would it be possible to have a button or equivalent that permits to close the apps in one touch ?

Actually, we need to press twice on the screen... And in case of police, this is too long and can be seen by policemen.
A "one click close apps button" would be greatly appreciated. :D
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby Borgholio » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:47 am

Define "exact". Under typical conditions, Waze reports are several hundred yards off.
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby Shaigan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:27 am

The law says :
During 4 km long, there is an alert on freeways to say there is a danger inside
During 2 km long, there is an alert on off-town roads to say there is a danger inside
During 300 m long, there is an alert on city-roads to say there is a danger inside

A danger could be a speedlimit change, a speedtrap, a big turn... But, the words "speedtrap" and "police" are now forbidden in a navigation system; and the position can't be mentionned, it should be an interval, a distance where the "danger" inside (4km, 2km or 300m in function of the road type)
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby autourdupc » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:18 pm

Shaigan wrote:The law says :
During 4 km long, there is an alert on freeways to say there is a danger inside
During 2 km long, there is an alert on off-town roads to say there is a danger inside
During 300 m long, there is an alert on city-roads to say there is a danger inside

A danger could be a speedlimit change, a speedtrap, a big turn... But, the words "speedtrap" and "police" are now forbidden in a navigation system; and the position can't be mentionned, it should be an interval, a distance where the "danger" inside (4km, 2km or 300m in function of the road type)


You are right...

Now the problem is that waze seem to be forbiden in France.
In a first time, I think that a "Quick Shutdown button" is a temporary solution... And then we will need a software modification...
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby gettingthere » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:11 pm

Autourdupc wrote:Now the problem is that waze seem to be forbiden in France.
In a first time, I think that a "Quick Shutdown button" is a temporary solution... And then we will need a software modification...


We'll see if they force Apple to remove Waze from the France App Store...
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby RallyChris » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:17 pm

I know it is probably the ability to, that they are legislating...

But maybe as a stopgap, you turn off the display of the human based reports (hazards, police, chit chat). Yes you can still access them, but it can show that you at least attempted to not take advantage of it.
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:43 pm

RallyChris wrote:But maybe as a stopgap, you turn off the display of the human based reports (hazards, police, chit chat). Yes you can still access them, but it can show that you at least attempted to not take advantage of it.

There is no way to stop the popups, though.
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French Law and Waze

Postby gettingthere » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:49 pm

I think this needs to be addressed on the submitting reports end. If country of Waze use = France, do not allow Police and speed camera alerts to be submitted.

Purge all speed cameras in France.
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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:10 pm

Agreed. Might need to email Waze HQ as they're probably not aware of the new legislation. Last thing French Wazers need is their licence revoked. Can't imagine what would happen here!

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Re: French Law and Waze

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:19 pm

xteejx wrote:Agreed. Might need to email Waze HQ as they're probably not aware of the new legislation.

Sent it about a hour ago with a link to this thread.
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