Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:17 am

Report police is not only for mobile speedcams.

With the police icon, you report policemen. They can control speed, or anything else. I dont think it could be forbiden in any country to say "hey there is a policemen here"
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:03 pm

I think, What you seem forgotten is the main core of waze is GPS Nav and not speedcams alerts.

Waze is not iCoyote and iCoyote is not Waze

Speedcams is just an option in Waze

Waze say they are looking for a legal workaround. Just be patient, they're working on it.
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:39 pm

tellytart wrote:Is there any update yet on removing the speed camera locations in France? It is illegal to have a database of camera locations in France, and has been since January 2012, but travelling through France at the weekend I'm still being alerted to the physical locations.

It is not true, you can have a speedcam database.

What is illegal is to warn or inform about the position of an equipment used to control infractions.

tellytart wrote:Please either disable the camera alerts when in France, or remove the cameras completely, as I don't wish to fall foul of the law. (In France, the penalty is a fine of up to €1,500, confiscation of the device and possibly even confiscation of the car)

We (French community) asked waze for a legal solution before the law was voted.
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:57 pm

jonypony wrote:Hi Wazers,

We're still considering the best way to deal with this issue.
We might have to make changes in the client in some countries, in order to comply with local laws.
We will inform you as soon as possible about any progress we make.

-Yonatan

Do like in France. Don't warn about speed camera, but an extended area. Plus, add the speed limit in the popup
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:21 pm

In France, it is simple.

It is not allowed to show exact position of a fixed speedcam. Nothing, in the law, is related about policetraps, lightcam...

Software should alert about "danger areas". These areas are avalaible for download on Government web site. Shirli, i'll send you again my mail related to this.
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby Mesonus » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:15 pm

Yesterday I received the following message on my waze client:

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Pls remove the second point when you are sending this to users affected by the removal of the speed cams. Sounds a bit like mockery ;)
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby Mesonus » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:51 pm

GPSRitter wrote:The active use of such devices is against law.


Well written, but to concretize these sentence a bit:

The active use of such devices is against law:

-> while driving (to use such an app outside a car is not punishable)
-> if you are the driver (to use such an app as a passenger is not punishable)

That's why most of the other navigation apps in Germany have such a feature and there are a few very popular speed trap shairing apps like Blitzer.de or Trapster. And so we are afraid that this decision leads to a massive emigration of Wazers to other apps, so please decide wisely.

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby McFloyd » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:49 am

Mesonus wrote:Pls remove the second point when you are sending this to users affected by the removal of the speed cams. Sounds a bit like mockery ;)


That's exactly what I thought when I read the message from waze. I felt really kidding! :evil:
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby McFloyd » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:17 pm

top_gun_de wrote:...The community wants to make their own choice.

Dear Detlev, so I'm agree. The problem is that the community can decide - but that does not change the Swiss law. I always spoken only by Swiss law. Will decide the Swiss community, we need a referendum initiative.
Of course, waze could keep the radar warning, but they would risk getting a financial penalty. More I will not write here, you can read it in my previous posts.

top_gun_de wrote:...So calling someone publicly a criminal for driving 54 instead of 50km/h is definitely wrong....

Come on! Please note the phrase "you seem to be". I have not written "you are". There is a small but important difference between "seem to be" and "you are"! And also note the smilie at the end of my sentence, that was a joke!

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby McFloyd » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:36 am

Taglar wrote:If waze change this - waze will die for me!

:? This statement suggests that you seem to be often dangerously and criminal fast on the road. :lol:
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