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Old 14-01-2007   #76
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Have had read through and TomTom speed camera's were mentioned, just to let you know Tom Tom's speed camera's database is absolutely crap and doesn't cover half those in the country. Go to pocket GPS and use their database that is updated continually for 2 a month.
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Dont know whats wrong with a map!
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Dont know whats wrong with a map!
when was the last time your map told you that there was traffic ahead and redirected you, or told you that there is a speed camera ...

When did your map analyse thousands of roads and plan a route from london to Malaga in 2 minutes.
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i got a map with speed cameras on, but i crash if i read it going along
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Re: sat nav forum

traffic jams,here!!....oh you mean the sheep in the road

knowing where speed cameras are?...no need,I dont go over the limit

Malaga!...why I wanna go there

p.s.why are sat nav systems allowed to be used but not mobile phones? (serious question)
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p.s.why are sat nav systems allowed to be used but not mobile phones? (serious question)
its still an offence to fiddle with them when driving same as tuning your radio is
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radio? does that include my 8-track?
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is it not because they are relativley hands free. and have a voice to tell you where to go as opposed to staring at the screen?
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It would be covered by "driving without due care and attention" I reckon. The same as phone usage used to be, but they introduced a specific offence to make it easier to hand out the points, and also raise awareness of how naughty it is.
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Reason I ask is because some t*at was all over the place going around the big roundabout near strathclyde park,I realised he was messing about with sat-nav thing on dash at the time! I nearly hit him but that could of been because I couldn't really see where I was going as I had my map folded out infront of me
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Fiddling with GPS whilst driving is a crime, but not publicised enough like mobile phone use is. If I have to fiddle with mine (no joke intended) I either ask a passenger, or failing that, find somewhere to stop- it's ridiculous to try to work it whilst driving. I'm a good boy.
PS: Thread hijack! T14086, you're near Strathy? Where abouts? That roundabout is a fecking nightmare, most of the folk on it don't know what lane they should be in, and I can't blame them unless they use it all the time!
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PS: Thread hijack! T14086, you're near Strathy? Where abouts? That roundabout is a fecking nightmare, most of the folk on it don't know what lane they should be in, and I can't blame them unless they use it all the time!
In a secret underground bunker where no one can find him, dishing out some seriously good advice! Except that sat navs aint good Although not much use in Scotland, as there's no wher i go that requires one evn up to Inverness etc, as there's so few roads to choose from or to get diverted on to in case of pileup etc that i dont already know about! Or have speed cameras etc i dont know about! 'touches wood'

And the good old Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayr A to Z's allways got me to peeps addresses and places i've wanted to go.

However very usefull devises if going where you dont know or finding streets etc. As well as traffic and camera alerts! I'm looking at getting one for my adventures, although as not going to powerfiat etc next week i dont need it this week.
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My next follow up - the software was rubbish, so still on the look out ....
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LOL

I 'float' around the independent state of west Scotland!
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My next follow up - the software was rubbish, so still on the look out ....

Well personally i'd prefer decent software later than ****ty software now
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