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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.

News: Ipswich Average Speed Cameras On The way

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Following on from our story yesterday about the introduction of average speed cameras on the A12 in Essex, more permanent cameras are due to be installed on the A12, this time in Suffolk.

The Highways Agency stress that safety is their top priority and they hope to reduce the number of accidents. They also hope to keep the A12's traffic flowing more efficiently.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, February 01 @ 06:12:58 EST

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News: Essex To Gets More Average Speed Cameras

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New average speed cameras will be installed on the A12 in Essex in February. The cameras will cover a four mile stretch of road in the Kelvedon area between Rivenhall End and Easthorpe.

The £1 million initiative by the Highways Agency will get underway on Monday, February 9 and take six weeks to complete. New vehicle safety fencing will be included in the project.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, January 31 @ 06:04:33 EST

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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 63 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.013) congratulations are due for the following 17 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

Atilla1962, CA_0209225915, CA_0528005243, CA_1115192831, Dasalias, ej02, fatbobuk, GCCarpentry, Jamiedunn, JohnA51, Manwithnoname, martinelmes, pbsis, redroseinexile, RV, szetok, Vikingr.


Eleven users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 35 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: andrewdwork, aviator1945, CA_1023002000, CAA_0528205956, CAA_0706145232, dartmoorwanderer, DennisN, disco1974, dorsetbred, enrage, Feek, Funks, greeningr, gwm1967, hjohan13, hudsonl, IanLives, johalareewi, khunter2, MikeB, Mojo_man, Oldboy, paddlerpiggy, peak1, Pipeliner, Pocketgps, Quinny1, Rick-uk, rossh51, soweezy, teagolis, UsuallyLost, vk6yco, vrubin, willyone.

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, January 29 @ 07:22:33 EST

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News: Cash Machine Robbery Gang Nabbed by GPS

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UK readers will be familiar with news coverage of ATM thefts by a gang who used gas to explode the machines and gain access to the cash drawers.

After a spree that saw 31 machines attacked and a haul of nearly £800,000 the gang was caught and they're now serving lengthy sentences.

But the story of the gangs exploits and how they were eventually tracked down is well worth reading, particularly the use of a GPS tracking device. This had been secreted in bundles of cash at a cash machine that Police suspected would be on the gangs list of potential targets.

After the gang attacked the ATM and collected the loot the tracking device led police to their hideout in Huyton.

Source:BOOM - The British ATM Bombing Spree by bloomberg.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, January 29 @ 07:03:31 EST

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News: TomTom Map update adds London Pedestrian Mapping

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TomTom have today announced the latest map update which sees the debut of new pedestrian mapping for Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. These new maps add pedestrian specific routing and include other possible routes such as
via footpaths and other paths and ways not available to vehicular traffic.

In addition Albania and Senegal get turn-by-turn maps whilst Andorra, Denmark, Hong Kong, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Switzerland get Address Points enabling improved geocoding and better navigation.

Source:www.tomtom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, January 29 @ 06:40:15 EST

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Reviews: Driving in Saudi Arabia

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As an ex-pat living and working in Saudi Arabia I couldn't help raising an eyebrow and a resigned smile reading the weekly newsletter editorial recently.

The case of the van driver that ran a red light having passed stationary queuing traffic may have seemed outrageous, but it's an all too common event here in Riyadh, where I have lived for the past 4 years. This happens in front of me every few minutes when travelling on Riyadh's road network, something I have to endure for two hours each day.

There are many fatalities with published death rates averaging 19 a day, not to mention the thousands of injuries that could so easily be prevented if the drivers here showed just a little consideration. Oh and a bit of concentration wouldn't go amiss either! Road accidents are the biggest single cause of hospital admissions alone.


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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, January 29 @ 04:57:52 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.014 - 28 Jan 2015

This sees 116 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 29 Jan 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, January 28 @ 19:42:08 EST

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News: Driver Uses Speed Camera To Propose

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A German driver has used a speed camera to ask his girlfriend to marry him.

31 year old Christian Breier repeatedly drove past a speed camera until he managed to set it off - whilst holding a sign which read "Will you marry me?".

He had to be careful to keep to a certain speed so as not to fall foul of tiered German speeding laws.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, January 28 @ 11:49:53 EST

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News: A9 Changes Speed Up Lorries and Slow Down Cars

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Speeding on the A9 in Scotland has reduced dramatically following the introduction of three million pounds worth of average speed cameras.

It has been reported by Herald Scotland that "speeding on the main road north has dropped from one in three to just one in twenty after new cameras were introduced".

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, January 26 @ 10:14:44 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 (13.013) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CA_0209225915, ej02, pcjbt, rctempire, sal, Sibyl.


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 12 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: 3dBell, chambed, DocG, greeningr, hal1but, hjohan13, JakesvR, mhvideos, Norman12, Quinny1, Rick-uk, SSR.

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, January 22 @ 14:08:23 EST

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News: GPS helps protect endangered wildlife

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In Namibia hi-tech is now being used in the battle between Park Rangers and Poachers, but it is also able to act as a warning system for farmers.

Livestock farmers have always been vulnerable to predation of their animals. This is mainly from the populations of large cats. In the past the main option for the shepherds has been to shoot the predators, but GPS is changing this.

In a project featuring a cheetah called Joris, named after a 7 year old who sponsors the cat, GPS collars are being fitted to big cats to track them. This allows the conservationists to alert farmers when the predators move towards the livestock and allow the farmer to manage their stock in a way that prevents confrontation with and eventual killing of the cats.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, January 22 @ 08:44:58 EST

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News: Attempts To Cheat Saudi Red Light Camera Goes Wrong

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A motorist who attempted to drive through a Saudi Arabian red light camera without activating it has, perhaps unsurprisingly, been caught.

The attempt, which was filmed from inside his car and features his running commentary on how to beat the camera, involved the vehicle creeping at a very low speed past the lights.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, January 22 @ 07:16:53 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.013 - 21 Jan 2015

This sees 32 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 22 Jan 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, January 21 @ 17:48:19 EST

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News: The latest TomTom RIDER 400 is unveiled

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It's been a while coming but at long last we can now see the latest in the line of TomTom RIDER models.

Although full details have not been released, the new TomTom RIDER now allows usage in portrait and landscape modes and has a new feature that allows trip planning with the RIDER suggesting optimum motorcycle friendly routes. PC based route planning is also available along with GPX format track uploads

Along with the new portrait mode comes a new mount that supports use in both orientations as well as Bluetooth audio for helmet headsets.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer said, “we have designed TomTom RIDER to give bikers more ways to create and discover exciting routes. From the freedom of cruising the open road, to the thrill of leaning into the tightest curve on the highest peak, with RIDER, bikers can create and ride their own perfect adventure.”

Source:TomTom RIDER

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Wednesday, January 21 @ 14:41:13 EST

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News: Car on Back of Tow Truck Gets Speeding Ticket

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A driver has been fined for speeding, although her car was on the back of a tow truck at the time.

Sonia Mirambell from Calafell, Costa Dorada was "caught" by a speed camera although it was obvious to the authorities that it was not only not been driven by her, but in fact not driven (in the more normal sense of the word) by anyone at all.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, January 21 @ 09:33:35 EST

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