TomTom Speed Camera service and the law

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Most governments and local authorities agree with us that the TomTom Speed Camera service makes driving safer. At TomTom we comply with (local) legislation and where necessary adapt our practice, as explained below.

Germany

Drivers who use a radar detector in Germany can be given a fine for doing so, and in 2015 there was a case in Lower Saxony where a driver was fined for using a dedicated Speed Camera app. However, it is not clear to what extent this will be applied in other regions of Germany or if the police intend to enforce further prosecutions and fines.

Although TomTom provides a Speed Cameras service in Germany, users must decide themselves if they want to use it. If a user decides not to use the service in their area, they must switch off the speed camera warnings on their device. To find out how to switch off camera warnings, view our FAQ: Enabling and disabling Speed Camera alerts.

France

TomTom’s service in France is certified to be 100% legal. Instead of warning for exact locations of cameras, TomTom warns for Danger Zones around any potential danger, including cameras.

Turkey, Switzerland, Cyprus, Macedonia

In these countries all Speed Camera warning systems are illegal. Because of this, TomTom does not offer the Speed Camera service in these countries, and users driving in these countries do not need to manually change the settings of their device.

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