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Prohibited radar detectors: Here there is a risk of high fines or even imprisonment

2022-01-12T07:28:34.195Z

Prohibited radar detectors: Here there is a risk of high fines or even imprisonment Created: 01/12/2022, 08:18 AM From: Sophie Waldner Carrying and using a radar detector is prohibited in many European countries. © Reporters / Imago Radar detectors should protect drivers from being flashed. However, the devices are not permitted in all EU countries. Read about the fines here. Who in this coun



Prohibited radar detectors: Here there is a risk of high fines or even imprisonment

Created: 01/12/2022, 08:18 AM

From: Sophie Waldner

Carrying and using a radar detector is prohibited in many European countries.

© Reporters / Imago

Radar detectors should protect drivers from being flashed.

However, the devices are not permitted in all EU countries.

Read about the fines here.

Who in this country has a speed measurement system

carries and uses it in the vehicle commits an administrative offense.

Because the devices are banned in Germany.

This not only applies to radar detectors, but also to those smartphone apps and navigation devices that include such a function.

You can find out what fine * you can expect in Germany and abroad here.

Radar detectors in Germany: you should know that

In Germany, the offense is punished with a

fine of 75 euros and 1 point in the register of fitness to drive

.

The police are also entitled to seize the device from the vehicle and destroy it.

Provided it is found during a traffic stop.

The

security

of smartphones and navigation devices is questionable here.

If only because these devices primarily serve a different purpose than, for example, a pure radar detector.

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.

If you are now wondering whether the

speed camera reports from the radio

are then legally permitted, you can rest assured.

These messages are

not prohibited

.

The warnings are finally issued regardless of the current location of the recipient, as the

ADAC

explains.

Accordingly, it is perfectly okay for other road users to point out an impending speed camera - for example, by hand signals.

However, if this disrupts traffic, the police may prohibit this.

For example, the

flasher

, which is often chosen as a warning, is

not allowed

.

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Green arrow at traffic light: This is a rule that drivers should be aware of

.

Radar detectors abroad: These penalties threaten

There are no uniform rules in Europe for carrying and using radar detectors.

As the

ADAC

reports, the Conference of European Transport Ministers (CEMT) has made a

recommendation

for this .

Accordingly, the

use of the devices is prohibited

.

In summary, this is the current picture for the individual countries:

country

Carriage ban

Prohibition of use

Possible penalties

Belgium

Yes

Fines or imprisonment from 15 days to three months

Bulgaria

Yes

fine

Denmark

Yes

Heavy fines

Finland

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

France

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Italy

Yes

Yes

Fine from 800 euros

Greece

Yes

Yes

Fine of 2,000 euros or more and a 30-day driving ban

Latvia

Yes

fine

Lithuania

Yes

Heavy fines

Luxembourg

Yes

Yes

A fine of up to 5,000 euros or a prison sentence of eight days to one year

Netherlands

Yes

Yes

Fine of 430 euros

Norway

Yes

Fine of up to 10,000 kroner (around 1,000 euros)

Austria

Yes

Administrative fine of up to 5,000 euros

Poland

Yes

Yes

Fines

Romania

no

no

Still unclear

Sweden

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Switzerland

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines or imprisonment

Serbia

Yes

Yes

Fine between 50 euros and 170 euros if used.

Up to 45 days imprisonment instead of a fine possible in the event of an accident.

Slovakia

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Slovenia

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Spain

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Czech Republic

Yes

Yes

Fines from 5,000 to 10,000 crowns (around 200 to 400 euros)

Turkey

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Hungary

Yes

Yes

Heavy fines

Source: adac.de

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Source: merkur

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