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Is driving in spain with Tom Tom legal?

 
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Viper
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Is driving in spain with Tom Tom legal? Reply with quote

I would appreciate it if anyone knows the answer

http://gospain.about.com/od/safetyissuesinspain/a/drivingspain.htm

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an urban legend. If you want you can get a second opinion from our friends at www.todopocketpc.com
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to Spain 4 times with mine and no problems.

My Sister - in - Law is Spanish and she goes out there about 6 times a year and has never had problems... apart from being nicked for Speeding... hehehehe.

Reckon you'll be ok!
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is legal, unless you put the tomtom in a place where it can lead to no see the road properly.

What "they" are trying to forbid is to manipulate the GPS when the car is running.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your help guys, but I hate to say this but I would still like further convincing if anyone can help me further.

Thank you

Steve
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm from Spain. I have been using (and my friends) gps units in our cars whithout no problems.

The police saw multiple times the gps and said nothing about it. The only problem that I know whith the gps was a guy who has the unit in front of him, so he couldn't see the road, he was driving watching the gps's map.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been in Madrid for 3 days and every Taxi driver has a TomTom stuck to their windscreen.

Interesting that the guy from the airport spoke no English (despite conversing in English with someone at the rank) took the road details, then proceeded to ignore TT completely and run around town in a bizarre loop. Brings a whole new angle to the 'tourist' route. I even KNEW I was being conned! The route was a gazzilion miles away from the true one eliminating even the possibility of local knowledge being better. I had my TT running on my PDA with reciever in my pocket so I could track my progress towards being ripped off!

Needless to say, no tip was forthcoming.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm from Spain and I've benn using TomTom with my iPaq for years now.
Is TOTALLY legal.

As somebody has alredy noted, the actual issue is wheter they are going to splicitly forbid the manuplation of the unit while the car is moving...

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