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To avoid fines, is the speed on your car speedometer more reliable than GPS ?

Many motorists do not know whether it is better to rely on the speed of his car speedometer or à that of GPS to avoid being caught speeding.

Constantly increasing, even if the latest trend is downwards. stagnation, the number of radars in France was close to 5,000. the end of the year 2023. Speeding remains, by far, the main violation of the Highway Code observed and the number 1 fear ;nbsp;of motorists once placed behind their wheel. The proliferation of these electronic detectors installed on the side of our roads has also had an unfortunate consequence on our way of to drive: time spent &agrav; Pay attention to your speed rather than the road to stay within the authorized limits.

Moreover, it is interesting to understand how the calculation of the speed of a car works. If you have an eye for it, you probably already have it. noticed that there is a difference between the measurement displayed on the meter located behind the steering wheel and that indicated on navigation applications, such as Waze or Google Maps, very popular with users. The speed can differ by several kilometers/hour, which can lead to overloading. confusion when driving at high speed the limit of the authorized limitation and that a radar is in sight.

So, who should we believe to avoid the risk of being flashed? First of all, you should know that the calculation of speed is not done in the same way way, which explains the difference. A car's speedometer displays the speed calculated either by a sensor installed in the vehicle or by a sensor installed in the vehicle. on the gearbox, which converts the speed of the motor shaft into information, either by a sensor installed at the level of the wheels, which calculates the number of rotations made. GPS on its side performs a calculation based on your position and the time between two geographic changes. Additionally, in both cases, some data may truncate the exact result.

On the side of the manufacturers, therefore of the on-board meter; In every vehicle, speed is always deliberately overestimated. An increase of 5 à 10 kilometers/hour according to the manufacturers. Beyond Being a security issue, this helps ensure the safety of the person. 100% for the driver not to be flashed by a radar if he respects the speed limit indicated on his speedometer. While driving à 130 kilometers/hour on the odometer on a motorway, the real speed will be between 120 and 125 km/h, so there is no chance of get caught for speeding. The speed calculated by a GPS is in fact more reliable because it is real, but can however be altered by different factors, such as speed. ;eacute;weather or quality of the signal.

But to run no risk of receiving a fine in your mailbox, it's better to stick to the fine. the speed displayed on the speedometer rather than the speedometer. that of an application, especially if you have a habit of flirting with the authorized limitations. As a reminder, the vast majority speeding in France is lower than in France 20 kilometers/hour. An offense which costs 1 withdrawal point on the driving license and a category 4 fine if committed in town, i.e. 135 euros but less ;e à 90 if paid within 15 days, and category 3 if it takes place outside the urban area, i.e. 90 euros possibly refunded. duits à 45.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116