Is Drive One Legal to Use in Germany?

Created by Anders Fischer, Modified on Thu, 4 Jul at 9:43 AM by Anders Fischer

The legality of devices that can warn about speed controls varies from country to country, and Europe is no exception.

Drive One is legal to purchase, use, and carry in Germany, but there are a few remarks regarding speed control warnings that you should be aware of. We will do our best to outline how you can use Drive One in Germany below.

What Does German Law Say About Speed Camera Warnings?

Firstly, it is legal to receive warnings about traffic hazards in Germany, which is a significant part of Drive One's functionality. However, regarding speed camera warnings on German roads, there are a few things to note.

Let’s take a look at the law itself, § 23 of the German Road Traffic Act:

Anyone driving a vehicle may not operate or carry operational equipment intended to display or interfere with traffic monitoring measures. This particularly applies to devices for jamming or displaying speed measurements (radar warning or laser jamming devices). The corresponding device functions must not be used for other technical devices that, in addition to other purposes, can also be used to display or interrupt traffic monitoring measures.

In other words: if a device is solely designed to warn against speed cameras, you may not use or have it in your car in Germany. If speed camera warnings are one of many functions (as with Drive One), the speed camera warnings must be disabled while driving, as they are illegal for the driver to use while operating the vehicle.

Is Drive One Legal to Use in Germany?

Drive One is a smart traffic alarm that warns you about everything from traffic jams to accidents, roadworks, and speed cameras. Speed camera warnings are one of many features we offer, and any warning you do not wish to receive can be disabled and enabled with our app to suit your needs.

It is always permitted for the driver to check for speed traps with Drive One before driving. Here, the map in our app is particularly handy.

Drive One Is About Much More Than Speed Cameras

As a final note, we would like to add that Drive One is designed to make driving safer and more seamless for everyone. With our alerts, you will be notified of hazards ahead and know when to pay extra attention to the road.

It is crucial that our users also help each other by reporting incidents with their devices. We believe this creates a community of drivers who are more aware of our shared safety on the road.

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