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    Default Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    Any info appreciated. Also interested in getting a list of European countries where radar detectors are allowed.

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    Default Legtal???

    This site used to have a map with all the legal issues regarding radar detectors in Europe. The only thing I find now is this:
    http://www.radar-warner.de/html/legal_situation.html

    Is it legal to operate radar laser detectors?

    In Germany there is a small penalty when you operate a radar / laser detector. When operating the equipment outside Germany in case of getting into closer contact to police you should avoid to be caught.
    Otherwise it may happen that you have to pay a considerable amount as a direct penalty.
    You will lose your detector as well.

    I assume the legal status has changed the last time I checked, they used to be legal

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    In Germany it is allowed to buy a detector and to own one but using te unit is prohibited.
    But don't worry, the police doesn't pay that much of attention to radar detectors and also is it possible to hide it in your car. There are many ways.

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    Default Re: Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    Radar detectors ara legal to own in Germany, but not in Austria. They're searching for them and you can pay up to 4000€ fine, if you use one.


    Using radar locations alarm (POI) in navigation system is prohibited in Germany (not less than 75 euros) and Switzerland (at least 200 euros penalty). Using POI warning system is allowed in Austria, where are all radar detectors prohibited, even owning them.


    There is an article with more info about that, but I can't posted. You can find it on page of Austria auto club (öeamtc)

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    Default Re: Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by RottieLOVE View Post
    Radar detectors ara legal to own in Germany, but not in Austria. They're searching for them and you can pay up to 4000€ fine, if you use one.


    Using radar locations alarm (POI) in navigation system is prohibited in Germany (not less than 75 euros) and Switzerland (at least 200 euros penalty). Using POI warning system is allowed in Austria, where are all radar detectors prohibited, even owning them.


    There is an article with more info about that, but I can't posted. You can find it on page of Austria auto club (öeamtc)
    No POI locations for cams in your nav? Holy effin crap, you have got to be kidding me. WTF is this world coming to?

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    Default Re: Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by gpracer1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RottieLOVE View Post
    Radar detectors ara legal to own in Germany, but not in Austria. They're searching for them and you can pay up to 4000€ fine, if you use one.


    Using radar locations alarm (POI) in navigation system is prohibited in Germany (not less than 75 euros) and Switzerland (at least 200 euros penalty). Using POI warning system is allowed in Austria, where are all radar detectors prohibited, even owning them.


    There is an article with more info about that, but I can't posted. You can find it on page of Austria auto club (öeamtc)
    No POI locations for cams in your nav? Holy effin crap, you have got to be kidding me. WTF is this world coming to?
    I'd like to know how they can tell. I guess their search and seizure laws are different over there. But I know France has the same law.

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    Default Re: Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    In France you are allowed to use GPS based systems. In reality it would be impossible to enforce a ban on them since EVERYONE has a TOMTOM on their windshield.

    On the other hand detectors or jammers are quite illegal here. The fines are quite hefty. Speeding tickets are usually around 90€ but a detector fine is 1500€ plus confiscation of the car if it hard mounted. That is why nobody wants to put in a remote system here.

    I use my GPS system on the highways where the gendarme are looking for detector users. I use the detector locally where the chance is lower that they are specifically targeting detector users.

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    Default Re: Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by gig103 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gpracer1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RottieLOVE View Post
    Radar detectors ara legal to own in Germany, but not in Austria. They're searching for them and you can pay up to 4000€ fine, if you use one.


    Using radar locations alarm (POI) in navigation system is prohibited in Germany (not less than 75 euros) and Switzerland (at least 200 euros penalty). Using POI warning system is allowed in Austria, where are all radar detectors prohibited, even owning them.


    There is an article with more info about that, but I can't posted. You can find it on page of Austria auto club (öeamtc)
    No POI locations for cams in your nav? Holy effin crap, you have got to be kidding me. WTF is this world coming to?
    I'd like to know how they can tell. I guess their search and seizure laws are different over there. But I know France has the same law.
    I don't live in Germany, so I don't have much experience with the police there, but when I got stopped last year on autobahn for speeding, the policeman looked at the navi on windshield for a moment, but he didn't say anything about showing it to him. I guess, he checked what is shown on the screen.

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    Default Re: Are Radar Detectors legal in Germany?

    "I got stopped last year on autobahn for speeding,"

    relativstic speeds?

 

 

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