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Now that you have found us we hope you will find our forums a friendly and helpful place to ask questions and receive answers. With over 450,000 registered users, we have one of the busiest satnav forums.

We offer unbiased reviews of all manner of GPS devices and you can be sure that we have tested every device we review, no PR re-hashes here, just honest opinions and in-depth experience from our team of respected editors and moderators.

We also produce the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database, a speed camera warning service compatible with a huge range of satnavs. It is the most comprehensive database of its kind and now covers 40 countries. Don't take our word for it, take a wander through our forums and see what our customers think of our database and our service. Their feedback is better than any marketing spiel we can come up with.

And finally, don't be afraid to ask, if you need satnav help, want to install speed camera alerts, or just need advice on a purchase, we're here to help. Don't be shy, just head to the forums.

Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 43 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.024) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0109091845, Manwithnoname, darlorob, ern151, gpf1xxx, gpw111, harry000, jpgaudi, loftygit, ranger_6, spmorriss.


Six users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 26 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Andy_P, BoJo, DennisN, Feek, FoxyWales, GFDaMan, HughGW, Jellyroll, Oldboy, Privateer, Siggy101, SpikeyMikey, alanlakes, andrewdwork, axemfoxem, bmuskett, bywaters, cliffbrown, falkirk81, hal1but, hjohan13, hudsonl, karaulanov, rbecking, superref_63, young-goat.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, February 26 @ 11:34:21 EST

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 13.024 - 25 Feb 2015

This sees 84 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 26 Feb 15.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, February 25 @ 18:29:01 EST

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News: Speed Camera Dodger Jailed

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A West Yorkshire man has been jailed for using a speed camera jammer.

Nigel Stephenson, 65, had previously been caught speeding twice so decided to fit the laser jamming device to the front of his car. He also had a camera warning device inside the vehicle.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, February 25 @ 07:29:18 EST

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News: Big Increase In Speed And Red-Light Cameras

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The volume of fixed speed cameras on the roads of Western Australia is set to increase six-fold over the next five years - from 5 to 30

Additionally, speed and red-light cameras on the state's intersections are set to triple. In a bid to reduce the death toll on the region's roads the State Government will increase speed and red-light cameras from the current 30 to 90.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, February 21 @ 06:38:01 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 28 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.023) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0205180645, CAA_0515101642, madhatter, ROO90, speninem.


Six users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 17 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: abercj, alternative, AP2635, BTTF123, ChristopherW, dorsetbred, hal1but, hjohan13, hudsonl, InexEng, m3monster, mickmarsh, Privateer, Quinny1, rbecking, Siggy101, young-goat.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, February 19 @ 13:10:38 EST

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 13.023 - 18 Feb 2015

This sees 48 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 19 Feb 15.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, February 18 @ 19:30:41 EST

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News: Dartford crossing cameras catch 300 percent more drivers

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The number of drivers caught by a set of average speed cameras on the A282, the trunk road leading to the Queen Elizabeth II bridge at the Dartford Crossing, has increased by more than 300 percent in three years.

The figures were obtained by the Essex Chronicle in a Freedom of Information request.

During 2014, the cameras caught nearly 35 drivers every day, likely to pull in approximately one million pounds in fines.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, February 17 @ 05:33:17 EST

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News: 5 Speeders Clocked At Over 140 Mph

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Five motorists in England and Wales have been caught on camera driving over 140 mph in 2014.

The two fastest were both clocked at 146 mph on the M25 in Kent.

Three others made the list - one driver reached 145 mph on the M6 toll road, another managed 141 mph on the A1 at Great Ponton, in Lincolnshire and a further vehicle was recorded doing 140 mph on the A5, near Crick, in Northamptonshire.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, February 13 @ 06:48:34 EST

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Reviews: Review of the TomTom GO 60 SatNav

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TomTom have a new range of connected SatNavs that are reverting to the original concept of using your phone data to provide a connection to the TomTom servers to get up to date information.

The new GO x0 devices are differentiated by size. The GO 40 has a 4.3" screen, the GO 50 has a 5" screen and the GO 60 has, you guessed it, a 6" screen. All of the models come with lifetime TomTom Traffic information and also lifetime Map updates.

As I am advancing in years I decided to opt for the TomTom GO 60 with the large 6" screen. The idea was that the larger the screen the better I would be able to read what is on it.

Click here to read our TomTom GO60 satnav review and see what we think about it...

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, February 12 @ 10:35:12 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 22 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.022) congratulations are due for the following 3 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

pw42, Vikingr, williamsf1.


Two users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 17 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: adtfreight, AP2635, axemfoxem, brownne, bw2020, daveed03, foolmonty, hudsonl, inthe128, jimroche-uk, JQL, mattstachurski, moshchops27, neonline, Oldboy, Snicka, young-goat.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, February 12 @ 09:52:24 EST

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News: The Real Facts About Motorway Stealth Cameras

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We've had more emails about these 'stealth' cameras than just about any other subject we've covered so I thought it was time we set the record straight and cut through all the rubbish being spouted by The Daily Fail and Clarkson!

The cameras in question are called HADECS (Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System). They are gantry mounted digital speed cameras, deployed on motorways where variable speed limits are operated. The first generation cameras could only cover one lane each, examples of these are those installed on the M42 and the M4 - A3 stretch of the M25, and they've been in use for some years, the first Home Office Approval for these was issued in 2008.

HADECS 3 is an updated variant with a single camera able to monitor up-to five active lanes of traffic, including those sections of motorway where a hard shoulder can also be used as a live lane. Even these aren't new, we first covered HADECS3 cameras back in May of 2014.

The biggest outrage being spread by the rags appears to be that they are hidden 'stealth' cameras and that they can issue speeding fines for exceeding the 70mph limit.

HADECS3 is no more discrete or stealthy than many other speed cameras, and being painted grey is not unusual. The original HADECS systems, installed over each live lane of a motorway, were hidden behind the variable speed limit signs so surely they were even better hidden?

The bluster about HADECS3 being used to enforce 70mph limits is also nothing new. These cameras have the type approval to enforce any speed limit that is legally in force and so they can be used to issue tickets for 70mph limits if Police so wished. We do not know of anyone who has been prosecuted for exceeding 70mph, as a result of evidence from a HADECS system, but that's not to say you should assume they aren't or won't ever be used for that purpose.

Whilst we could argue that it can, at times, be difficult to know the exact speed limit on a stretch of road, there is little excuse for not knowing that 70mph is the UK's national speed limit.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 12 @ 06:32:48 EST

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News: Boston Bus Crash - Victims Sue Satnav Companies

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Ah, the United States of America, land of the free and the litigious.

Now victims of a 2013 bus crash in Boston, Massachusetts are suing TomTom and Garmin for $15 million in damages. Thirty-five people were injured when the bus hit an overpass in the city.

The bus driver was using both a Garmin and a TomTom satnav, neither of which were intended for use by commercial vehicles, but the lawsuit claims that the GPS units were at fault for not providing road height restrictions.

So do these people really think it's TomTom and Garmin who are to blame and not the bus company and the driver? Or do they, as is more likely, think these companies might have more cash?

I might have commented that this sort of compensation culture claim could only happen in America but we seem to be moving towards the same habit of suing whenever we thing there is some money to be had.

Source: www.nltimes.nl

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 12 @ 05:51:33 EST

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 13.022 - 11 Feb 2015

This sees 43 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 12 Feb 15.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, February 11 @ 18:46:19 EST

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News: City Fixed Speed Camera Reactivation Starts

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Static speed cameras across the Bristol area are being reactivated, ahead of the April date that was announced last month.

The first one is being switched back on today on the A4 in Saltford and 28 cameras are set to follow over the coming months.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, February 11 @ 08:50:44 EST

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News: Arsonist Targets Speed Cameras

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Fire crews from Langley, Berkshire were called out three times in the early hours of this morning following reports that speed cameras were set alight.

In two of the instances, tyres had been thrown over two cameras in Uxbridge Road, Slough, but they were not badly damaged.

In previous cases of speed camera fires, it has often come to light that the arsonist feared they had been caught speeding and sought to destroy the film evidence.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, February 09 @ 06:29:53 EST

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