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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 42 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.051) congratulations are due for the following 12 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

43sandhurst, akkipaa, CAA_0205180645, fatsi, gtwibell, k984942, Mapdoctor, Monkey0Magic, pacar, snoopers5, Tenyon, willyone


Eleven users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 19 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: BorisBlank, CAA_0929221955, CA_0227041230, dorsetwurzel, falkirk81, gilessmith, grayfor, keven, MaFt, mhvideos, Oldboy, prv, ron9516, somalley, spoon246, summer68, topref, TuppyTrucker, whiskerp.

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, May 05 @ 10:14:20 EDT

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News: Speed Awareness Courses - What they aren't telling you

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My editorial piece in last week's newsletter about Speed Awareness Courses got a lot of interest with a number of you emailing in with your experiences.

My distaste for these courses arises because they are a profit making business with a a few select companies making a lot of money. Speeding fines go to central government but the fees for these courses are shared between the companies that are contracted to run them and the police, conflict of interest anyone? And many drivers choose the course over a fine and endorsement because they assume it will avoid an insurance premium penalty, and that's not always true.

The quality of the tuition that is being provided on these courses is also a concern. For example on one an attendee asked why black-and-white chevrons erected on bends varied in numbers and was told by the tutor that the number of chevrons indicated how many accidents there had been on that bend! Laughable were it not so serious and of course complete bunkum.

Here are the facts surrounding the insurance issue. Attending a course avoids a conviction so you do not need to volunteer the information when taking out or renewing a vehicle insurance policy. But a number of insurers have grown wise to this and are now specifically asking if you have attended a speed awareness course and then loading premiums where this is the case. I don't yet have an exhaustive list of which companies do ask but Admiral and Elephant are two who do. If you know of others then post in the thread below.

Course attendees are still being told that attendance means no increase in premium and on one course where an attendee asked the question her instructor said that, as there was no national database of attendees, if she chose not to tell tell her insurers they would never know.

So if you are unlucky and receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution with the conditional offer of a speed awareness course instead of a fine I advise you to do some research before accepting one or the other.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 05 @ 05:49:32 EDT

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News: TomTom thinks personal sat nav still has legs

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TomTom announced the launch of new personal navigation devices on Tuesday. The new 'Start' models are available in three variants, 42 (4.3" screen), 52 (5" screen) and 62 (6" screen) and all share an integrated reversible mount.

Features include Advanced Lane Guidance, Average Speed limit data and TomTom's 'Lifetime Maps'.

Clearly there is still a market for these devices but the writing must surely be on the wall. More and more of us use our smartphones for navigation and, aside from the larger screens that are available are there any compelling reasons to invest in a dedicated nav device nowadays?

The new TomTom Start 42 & 52 models start at 109.99 (with maps of 45 European countries) and are on sale now. The Start 62 will be available in July.

Source: www.tomtom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 05 @ 05:01:46 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 14.051 - 04 May 2016

This sees 197 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 04 May 16.

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, May 04 @ 15:37:14 EDT

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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 30 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.044) congratulations are due for the following 9 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

akkipaa, bertxuk, mateybass, Monkey0Magic, MooseGVA999, Oscargrouch, pyromaniac, sussamb, Wheeliedoc


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: adpierce, Aua, dgwatts, Gando, goodstone, hudsonl, ochiatto, Oldboy, Pantsari, PHILIP2908, shepthe1andonly, somalley.

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, April 28 @ 14:25:44 EDT

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News: European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016 launches

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Beginning in 2004 with three partner regions, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) has grown into a network of innovation and expertise in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Each year, the competition seeks services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life

The 2016 Satellite Navigation Competition prizes are being awarded from the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with a prize pool valued at approximately EUR 1 million.

If you're inspired, have an innovative GPS related service or product and and wish to participate head on over to the ESNC website and sign-up.

Source: European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 28 @ 11:37:34 EDT

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News: India successfully launches final INRSS navigation satellite

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the seventh and final satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) earlier today.

IRNSS-1G launched atop Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) PSLV-C33 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andrha Pradesh, India. This satellite completes the space segment and will provide a regional navigation service to users in India.

The first satellite, IRNNSS-1A, launched in July 2013 with the remainder launching in the intervening three years. Perhaps those managing the much delayed and vastly over budget Galileo program could learn a few things about efficient launch schedules from the ISRO.

Source: isro.gov.in

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 28 @ 11:24:51 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 14.044 - 27 Apr 2016

This sees 128 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 28 Apr 16.

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, April 27 @ 14:45:14 EDT

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News: Speed Camera Dodger Jailed

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A Lincolnshire motorist has been jailed for trying to dodge speed camera fines.

Vincent McCaffrey, 26, pretended that someone else was driving his vehicle after being caught speeding by cameras three times in under two weeks.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, April 24 @ 05:34:53 EDT

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News: Average Speed Cameras To Monitor The Aberdeen Bypass

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The installation of average speed cameras along the Aberdeen Bypass started yesterday.

The cameras will likely stay in place for over a year while work is been carried out between Blackdog and Balmedie on the A90.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, April 23 @ 15:07:47 EDT

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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 33 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.043) congratulations are due for the following 11 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

43sandhurst, akkipaa, AndyRay, Bedsgooner, CAS_0507094145, harry000, installer, kporter229, petervaren, SpacedMan, Tenyon


Six user missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: BoPeep, bw2020, chrisb80, cn1701, Crad, delbell, FrequentFlyer, hudsonl, johnm52, milysev, Oldboy, pcaouolte, Privateer, scarymonkey, Stewart166, TuppyTrucker.

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, April 21 @ 10:56:03 EDT

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News: Europe Wide Speeding Crackdown

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A concentrated 24 hour Europe-wide road safety campaign is taking place today. The European TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) initiative aims to increase prosecutions for speeding motorists.

A focused "Speed Marathon" exercise started today at 6.00am and will end tomorrow morning at 6.00am.

Today's initiative forms part of a longer TISPOL's operation that lasts until Sunday 24th April.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, April 21 @ 07:51:12 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 14.043 - 20 Apr 2016

This sees 83 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 21 Apr 16.

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, April 20 @ 12:53:43 EDT

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News: Police Using Night Vision Speed Cameras

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Police in Cleveland and Durham are using night vision speed cameras to catch speeding motorists.

The joint Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit will be operating across various locations in the two areas - some units will be in plain view while others will be hidden.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, April 19 @ 09:04:38 EDT

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Apologies for the delay in this news post... The awards were handed out earlier today but then children happened and delayed the news post!!

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 31 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.042) congratulations are due for the following 11 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

bardcov, fatsi, gahooduk, JPV, madukdiver, mateybass, mooface, neilrex, petervaren, smudger12, SpacedMan


One user missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 19 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: astonmw007, CA_0410102401, clawrence, delbell, DennisN, goodstone, grillphil, hudsonl, karaulanov, Kremmen, MaFt, markrmifsud, MrTomas, Shaplad, spoon246, sussamb, tboy_ng, topref, TuppyTrucker, .

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, April 14 @ 16:52:07 EDT

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