Is Drive One legal in Europe?

Created by Anders Fischer, Modified on Thu, 4 Jul at 11:05 AM by Anders Fischer

Traffic alarms like Drive One are legal to use in most European countries. Drive One warns against both speed controls and many different types of traffic hazards, thereby making users more aware of the traffic. We warn about fixed cameras in the most of the world, and mobile cameras and other warnings in most of Europe (see more here). This is achieved with user contributions and other sources. A traffic alarm should not be confused with radar detectors, which are generally illegal.


You can safely bring your Drive One to most countries in Europe. However, we always recommend checking the applicable laws. In Germany, Drive One is legal to use, as long as you disable the speed control warnings.


Take extra care when driving in these countries:

  • In Switzerland, it is illegal to use equipment to warn about speed controls, and therefore we advise against using Drive One in this country.
  • In France, only officially approved traffic alarms are allowed - however, we do not know if fines, etc., are enforced in this context.

Note: Local regulations can change, and there may be countries with rules and laws that are not listed above. Therefore, check the laws in the country you are about to drive in. We do not take responsibility for the use of Drive One in countries where such use is against the law.

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