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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:13 pm    Post subject: Department for Transport (DfT) want to ban camera spotters Reply with quote

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/index.htm?news_id=1504

Apparantly the DfT want to ban "speed camera spotters" presumably to ensure that the government tax revenue does not diminish.

I can see that they ban radar detectors, but now how they can control GPS systems as there are not detecting radar - but just notifying of a predetermined location.

any thoughts
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That relates to Radar detectors. They were only legalised a few years ago when a case was contested as prior to that prosecutions were obtained under the Wireless Telegraphy Acts for receiving trasnmissions without a licence. Radar emmissions were deemed not to be covered by these acts and hence they were once again legal to own.

However there have been moves afoot ever since to specifically outlaw the sale and use of these devices as there is in many other EU countries. There is little likelyhood that GPS based camera detetctors would be covered although Laser alert features may be be covered and this could affect the legality of some GPS devices.
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