We are based just 30 minutes from Malaga airport in the heart of one of the best adventure riding areas in the world. With Morocco and Portugal on our doorstep many forms of riding holiday can be arranged

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 34

Thread: Spain, Nav6 saftey camera alerts

  1. #1
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    126

    Spain, Nav6 saftey camera alerts

    Probably been asked a thousand times before, going to Spain and have a nav 6 with speed camera installed.
    Are the gps based alerts legal in Spain or are all types of speed camera warnings banned.

  2. #2
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    2,007
    I would want to know when I am approaching an accident blackspot so would take my chances and keep it turned on

  3. #3
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Wapping, London
    Posts
    47,256
    As with most motoring offences, they are only illegal if you get caught. Worry more about:

    Crossing unbroken white lines

    Speeding

    The drink-drive limit

    Your limited knowledge of the sacking of the Spanish manager on the eve of the World Cup and its ramifications for the Spanish nation

  4. #4
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Bedfordshire, England
    Posts
    1,038
    Just check the AA Touring Tips site for info & download a pdf as required. https://www.theaa.com/european-break...try-by-country

    Seems like Spain is OK with GPS warnings, but not with radar detectors. Revenue cameras seem to be popping up everywhere too, along with some ferocious traffic calming, so my carefree Hayabusering days are parked well in the past.

    Wapping mentions drink-drive limits. Given the all night partying that goes on, particularly at fiesta time, we have come across road blocks early morning, when everyone gets breathalised & has their docs checked. Also take care mid afternoon, when the 'Gentlemans Clubs' on the edge of some towns turn out - many are pissed as rats & drive accordingly.

  5. #5
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    126
    Thanks for the info

  6. #6
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    300
    The Spanish cops like sat navs to warn you of speed cameras - it makes people slow down. Which is the point of the operation, from their point of view.

    Radar detectors and jammers, though, are illegal. If anyone still uses such things...

  7. #7
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Black Forest
    Posts
    5,274
    Guardia civil really do not care about whats on a sat nav, in their opinion, it is simple you screw up you pay on the spot, so every bridge is a possible hiding place for a radar gun.

  8. #8
    FatBiker 66 Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    276
    Quote Originally Posted by Smogbob View Post
    Guardia civil really do not care about whats on a sat nav, in their opinion, it is simple you screw up you pay on the spot, so every bridge is a possible hiding place for a radar gun.
    +1 Speeding and their attitude really change. I have found them really - biker friendly

  9. #9
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Valencia & Asturias, Spain
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by squibb34 View Post
    Just check the AA Touring Tips site for info & download a pdf as required. https://www.theaa.com/european-break...try-by-country

    Seems like Spain is OK with GPS warnings, but not with radar detectors. Revenue cameras seem to be popping up everywhere too, along with some ferocious traffic calming, so my carefree Hayabusering days are parked well in the past.

    Wapping mentions drink-drive limits. Given the all night partying that goes on, particularly at fiesta time, we have come across road blocks early morning, when everyone gets breathalised & has their docs checked. Also take care mid afternoon, when the 'Gentlemans Clubs' on the edge of some towns turn out - many are pissed as rats & drive accordingly.
    All correct. However, be aware that there is a new breed of "safety camera". It's small (very small), portable, attaches easily to crash barriers but can be placed almost anywhere, and some are omnidirectional. Almost impossible to see until it's far too late. They aren't that common yet and are still under trial.

    In Spain they also use helicopters (spectacular waste of resources IMHO) so be careful on a clear day. Helicopters are mostly used during the main migration days (July, Aug and national BH's).

    Top Tip:

    Wherever possible avoid autoroutes, motorways and mainline "N" roads (some lesser ones are OK). Use the back roads. Not only are they far more interesting, less populated and more fun but they will rarely, if ever, have any traffic cameras or police on them. The caveat being that sometimes they wait at the entrance and exit of villages but, if like me, you always go through built up areas with the respect they deserve (keeps them biker friendly too) then you won't have anything to worry about.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    598
    Quote Originally Posted by grimo View Post
    Probably been asked a thousand times before, going to Spain and have a nav 6 with speed camera installed.
    Are the gps based alerts legal in Spain or are all types of speed camera warnings banned.
    I'm not sure about Spain, but when you enter France where the rules on disabling speed camera warnings apply, the Nav V automatically stops warning you of cameras in accordance with local law. It does still care about your safety though, so instead it warns of dangerous places which, no one can deny, happens to coincide with where sensible authorities would put the cameras.

  11. #11
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Surrounded, Staffordshire
    Posts
    1,752
    Quote Originally Posted by Enginerelight View Post
    All correct. However, be aware that there is a new breed of "safety camera". It's small (very small), portable, attaches easily to crash barriers but can be placed almost anywhere, and some are omnidirectional. Almost impossible to see until it's far too late. They aren't that common yet and are still under trial.

    In Spain they also use helicopters (spectacular waste of resources IMHO) so be careful on a clear day. Helicopters are mostly used during the main migration days (July, Aug and national BH's).

    Top Tip:

    Wherever possible avoid autoroutes, motorways and mainline "N" roads (some lesser ones are OK). Use the back roads. Not only are they far more interesting, less populated and more fun but they will rarely, if ever, have any traffic cameras or police on them. The caveat being that sometimes they wait at the entrance and exit of villages but, if like me, you always go through built up areas with the respect they deserve (keeps them biker friendly too) then you won't have anything to worry about.
    Bastardos!

  12. #12
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    126
    Are well snails pace it is then, not that I would ride like a nutter anyway but it is fun every now and then.

  13. #13
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Gibraltar
    Posts
    2,724
    Quote Originally Posted by Enginerelight View Post
    All correct. However, be aware that there is a new breed of "safety camera". It's small (very small), portable, attaches easily to crash barriers but can be placed almost anywhere, and some are omnidirectional. Almost impossible to see until it's far too late. They aren't that common yet and are still under trial.

    In Spain they also use helicopters (spectacular waste of resources IMHO) so be careful on a clear day. Helicopters are mostly used during the main migration days (July, Aug and national BH's).

    Top Tip:

    Wherever possible avoid autoroutes, motorways and mainline "N" roads (some lesser ones are OK). Use the back roads. Not only are they far more interesting, less populated and more fun but they will rarely, if ever, have any traffic cameras or police on them. The caveat being that sometimes they wait at the entrance and exit of villages but, if like me, you always go through built up areas with the respect they deserve (keeps them biker friendly too) then you won't have anything to worry about.
    All good advice........

  14. #14
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Tremp, Catalonia
    Posts
    494
    Strictly speaking the traffic department has to warn people. But was this means is you have to check daily on the TGD web site - here's today's: http://www.dgt.es/Galerias/el-trafic...TROS_WEBv1.pdf

    'Radar fijo' is a permanent speed camera whilst 'móvil' is obviously a temporary kit - or it bloody well should be obvious! Note that 'ambos' means 'both, i.e. both directions ...

    Enjoy your day's reading, I'll stick to the stamp collection!

    Quote Originally Posted by Enginerelight View Post

    In Spain they also use helicopters (spectacular waste of resources IMHO) so be careful on a clear day. Helicopters are mostly used during the main migration days (July, Aug and national BH's).
    sometimes they wait at the entrance and exit of villages but, if like me, you always go through built up areas with the respect they deserve (keeps them biker friendly too) then you won't have anything to worry about.
    Do you know how they tell you about where these are operating, apart from hair raising footage on RTVE every evening?

    Simon

  15. #15
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Valencia & Asturias, Spain
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_100 View Post
    Strictly speaking the traffic department has to warn people. But was this means is you have to check daily on the TGD web site - here's today's: http://www.dgt.es/Galerias/el-trafic...TROS_WEBv1.pdf

    'Radar fijo' is a permanent speed camera whilst 'móvil' is obviously a temporary kit - or it bloody well should be obvious! Note that 'ambos' means 'both, i.e. both directions ...

    Enjoy your day's reading, I'll stick to the stamp collection!



    Do you know how they tell you about where these are operating, apart from hair raising footage on RTVE every evening?

    Simon
    No, I don't. I just keep looking in my mirrors and all about. They can spot you from quite some distance but being the land of the blue sky they are also relatively easy to spot for miles. Also, as I said, generally speaking they are only an issue (mainly/usually) at certain times of the year. They mainly operate on main routes to my knowledge, hence the advice of sticking to back roads.

  16. #16
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Tremp, Catalonia
    Posts
    494

    Click here to find out how to remove these ads

    Quote Originally Posted by Enginerelight View Post
    No, I don't. I just keep looking in my mirrors and all about. They can spot you from quite some distance but being the land of the blue sky they are also relatively easy to spot for miles. Also, as I said, generally speaking they are only an issue (mainly/usually) at certain times of the year. They mainly operate on main routes to my knowledge, hence the advice of sticking to back roads.
    Yup, that's what I thought, really the motorways around the big cities during the 'puentes' as you said a waste of money really, apart from footage of people doing totally stupid things but stupid people never watch TV - unless they're driving ...

    Meanwhile, our home grown term of the day up here in Catalonia, courtesy of TV3 news:

    http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/tel...video/5772846/

    For the rest of you, biker arrested after recording himself at 250 kph and then posting upon Youtube, etc. ...
    Regs

    Simon

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Anyone attending a Ride Out or Event organised through the UKGSer Forums does so at their own risk.
UKGSer.com or anyone organising an event posted here will not be held responsible in any way for damage or personal injury sustained while attending any such events.

Members attending any such event do so at their own risk.

The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files, and their arrangement on this Website are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites without prior written permission.

Disclaimer: Use or depiction of the BMW logo or trademark throughout this web site is for illustrative and editorial purposes only, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark.

The UKGSer Forums may include adult content for which it cannot be held responsible. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the UKGSER network privacy policy

"Its about being a grown up hooligan - and if that means a dark visor, remus open pipe and a bit of speeding out of town then all well and good"