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POGO BOUGHT BY ROAD ANGEL.
THE KING IS DEAD...
Road Angel bought Origin makers of the Pogo Alert plus, which in my opinion was one of the best small GPS Alert systems you could buy.
Customers have been left in the hands of a company that offers poor service, a database thats going downhill and virtually no warranty support. When customers get an issue with the pogo they are offered the Road Angel Plus, sometimes at a cost,which is know where near as good as the Pogo.
So with the demise of Pogo what are customers left with?
The new Cheetah c150 offers some hope if you want a small device that will neither break the bank or tie you into a subscription contract.
See the Cheetah c150 HERE...
Speed camera alerts in France
All systems now illegal whether radar detector or satnav/gps
While radar speed camera detectors may still be legal at home – the 2006 Road Safety Act did include enabling provisions allowing the Secretary of State to make regulations to prohibit them but this hasn't been done yet – the position is different abroad where many countries have laws in place banning the carrying or use of these devices.
For some years now it is has been strictly forbidden under article R413-15 of the French 'Code de la Route'(highway code) to have a speed camera detector in a car in France, regardless of whether or not it is being used.
Penalties can include fines of up to €1,500, confiscation of the device and of the vehicle.
Until recently this legislation didn't apply to satellite navigation or other GPS-based systems capable of displaying fixed speed camera locations as points of interest (PoI).
New law in France
Effective from 3 January 2012 French laws prohibiting drivers from carrying devices capable of detecting speed cameras have been extended to include devices able to warn or inform of the location of speed cameras e.g. satnav or gps systems capable of showing speed camera sites as PoI.
As well as now banning all devices capable of warning drivers of speed camera locations, the French government is installing around 400 new fixed speed cameras and is taking down road signs indicating the location of existing fixed speed camera sites.
What should you do
If you have a satnav capable of displaying French camera locations in France then you must at least disable camera alerts before driving in France. We recommend that you contact the manufacturer of the satnav for advice as it is likely that a software or database update is available that will actually remove camera data for France from the device.
If you have a satnav system built into your car then we recommend contacting the vehicle manufacturer in the first instance.
Laser Jammer and Remote Control Testing Service
The UK SpeedTrap Guide now offers a unique service to test your Laser Jammer and Remote Control.
Not sure if its setup right?
Want it tested?
We offer tests using some common laser guns near Burton upon Trent.
Group tests are welcome and may get a discount.
Cost is £40 and most tests are held during the weekends and are always pre-booked. You may want to bring some tools along in case you need to adjust the system. Tests typically last about an hour and are held on a public road so we ask you to obey the law.
For more information please contact the UK SpeedTrap Guide