Waze now illegal to use in France. Is your country next?

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Waze now illegal to use in France. Is your country next?

Postby maantje76 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:31 pm

jokizwo wrote:In the radio they also tell you where people have seen speed traps. So otherwise radio would be illegal too

we are not discussing about temporary cams ;)
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Postby maantje76 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:41 pm

The dutch ADAC is very clear it's not allowed. But they can also be wrong ;-)

In the netherlands it's not a problem. At least something we can be proud off ;)
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Postby maantje76 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:51 am

@gordonski

Try a few google searches.
I'll tried an english search, in dutch there are lots of sources...

http://www.car4play.com/forum/post/?t=1965

It's also forbidden in Switserland and Austria...allready a long time. But this is never as well communicated as in France...
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Postby Wolfeye » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:06 am

Don't you all have some kind of web browser on your "smart" phones? Isn't there already places on Internet where you can find location of speed traps and speed cams? Is your smartphone with a functional web browser illegal as well?
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Postby fvwazing » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:21 am

Brshk1 wrote:For the adventurous French wazers and visitors, it could be an option in the settings menu. Let's say that if you swipe the speedometer to the left, it disables speed cam alerts until a special code is used.


...which makes it very hard to argue in court that Waze is harmless.

Again, all this is speculation since Waze did not see the inside of a courtroom anywhere that I am aware of.
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Postby maantje76 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:33 am

Brshk1 wrote:And why completely wipe out the speed cam alert functionality? I remember some commercial solutions that implemented a panic button for countries where speedcam alerts are illegal. If you press it, it deletes the speed cam database, so you cannot be held liable for using such system.

For the adventurous French wazers and visitors, it could be an option in the settings menu. Let's say that if you swipe the speedometer to the left, it disables speed cam alerts until a special code is used.


I don't think Waze is going to implement an illegal function to mislead the law. To use Waze in such countries is at own risk. Waze can't forbid users to do. So Waze is not doing something illegal.

But are there allready examples of people driving with Waze that are catched? I drive also a lot of times in those countries, but I haven't. Just switch off the phone. To switch it on, they have to know a password. They can't expect you to tell that! If you have a Tom Tom or simular stupid device it's simple, but for mobile devices it's hard for them...and...not allowed to have in your car...You think they gonna search your whole car to be shure you don't have an navigation device somewhere in your car, with speedcam info on it?!

Those alcohol test is a a typical case of motorist pests. Really really stupid Frenchmen (sorry guys, not all of you offcourse). But we don't have to discuss about that ;)

Let them give you a ticket. It's about the same amount as a set of testers in The Netherlands ;)
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Postby maantje76 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:36 am

Officially this isn't only in France. In Germany this is allready for years! Same for Belgium! But less people now this...
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Postby fvwazing » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:32 pm

Rokcet wrote:So now we wait for some idiot to duct tape his device, with Waze running, to his OUTSIDE rearview mirror believing this law does not apply to him. :mrgreen:


Would help for the coolingproblems as well! But what asterix proposes - disabling the speedcamfunctionality from the SERVER side - seems legal to me. You take Waze over the border and - poof!, speedcams gone, nothing you can do. Would hold in court.
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Postby asterix06 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:59 pm

Like for many other radio equipment, you can own it, but you can not use it

Related to Waze . In countries which such a problem, we could simply disable speedcam futon the map
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Postby asterix06 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:58 pm

For what I remember I had the same problem in Switzerland early 90th
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