Device becomes a bestseller: Speed camera detectors are on sale at Amazon for EUR 19.99 – with one catch
According to the catalog of fines, a speed violation costs at least 20 euros. You can currently get a speed camera detector from Amazon for only 19.99 euros. But is it worth buying? Warnings about speed traps are forbidden, but not about dangers such as accidents, traffic jams or construction sites. We took a closer look at the offer.
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Many drivers swear by speed camera detectors
In addition to the popular Blitzer.de app (to download at CHIP.de) there are now also devices for Speed limit warning. These usually access the Data from Blitzer.de back, but also form a kind of network among themselves via the manufacturer’s app. The big advantage: In contrast to the pure software solution, the hardware does not have to be activated before each trip, but connects automatically via when you get into the car Bluetooth with the smartphone and is immediately ready for use.
One of the best-known representatives here is the Ooono Co-Driver No1, who, however
costs around 50 euros. You can get that for less than half the price Drive One speed camera detector from Needit: The device costs more than 30 euros instead of the regular price
at Amazon currently only 19.99 euros. The current bestseller in the “Car and Motorcycle” category has never been cheaper. Delivery is free within four to seven days. There are no additional costs: the speed camera detector works completely without subscription. Only the battery (CR2450) has to be changed after about one to two years.
If you don’t want to stick the speed camera detector in the car, the manufacturer also offers a magnetic holder for the ventilation slot. The device can be removed at any time and used in another vehicle, for example. The Drive One Smart Air Vent Mount costs
at Amazon 7.99 euros.
This is what you should know about speed camera detectors
Speed camera detectors are banned in Germany. From a practical point of view, the use of such a device – be it the Ooono Co-Driver No1 or the Drive One – falls into a gray area. After all, it also gives a (legal) warning danger spots such as construction sites, traffic jams, black ice or accidents. In this respect, it will be difficult for the police to prove that you are using it without permission to warn of speed traps without concrete suspicion.
Nevertheless, if you are caught doing so, you face a fine of 75 euros and a point in the driving aptitude register in Flensburg. The same applies if you use the app and the police catch you doing it. Other passengers in the vehicle are also not allowed to use speed camera detectors, as the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court ruled in December 2022 (lawyer clarifies). If you want to use the small device in accordance with the law, you have to use the corresponding smartphone app Disable speed camera alarm.
Manufacturer also offers digital parking discs
The Drive One speed camera detector is on the
Amazon product page not only offered individually, but also in a bundle with digital parking discs or parking meters from the same company. At the current promotional price, however, it is worth buying them separately if required. For example, the Needit Park Lite model costs
at Amazon standard 24.99 euros.
Contrary to speed camera alert owns the parking meter one official approval of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (ECE approval no. E1 10R – 047203). The parking time is set automatically when the vehicle is at a standstill and only continues when the car starts moving again.
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