Want to protect yourself from fines? Think before you hit the road. Here are a few ways to protect yourself from an encounter with a traffic cop or avoid an unwanted “postcard from your vacation.”
There will be 300 new speed cameras along Polish roads. What’s more, they will be equipped with a modern IT system designed to speed up the procedure of issuing fines. Those who want to protect themselves from unexpected expenses can use solutions that warn against speed cameras and police patrols. But which of them are the most effective? We decided to take a look at what a Polish driver most often takes with him when travelling.
New speed cameras were supposed to be set up from August, but now it is known that the project will start only next year. However, it doesn’t change the fact that the holiday season is very conducive to the mandate harvest.
The increased number of police checks is a result of the fact that there are many more accidents on the road in summer. In fact, according to 2010 statistics from the Police Headquarters, between June and September the number of road accidents increases by even more than 40% compared to previous months.
In order to protect themselves from fines, drivers reach for devices available on the market, which notify about police checks or speed cameras. One of them are anti-radars. However, using it while driving is illegal in our country, because these devices emit waves of a given frequency, thus causing the police measuring equipment to malfunction. That is why other solutions, such as applications for cell phones informing about incidents on the road, navigations equipped with a database of speed cameras or CB radio, are becoming more and more popular.
Each of these solutions has its pros and cons. Undoubtedly, in the age of smartphones, mobile apps are the most accessible. These solutions offer the function of automatic notification
These solutions offer automatic speed camera alerts and the ability for users to add control points and traffic obstructions. Some of them also have a navigation option. Some of them are free of charge (e.g. Yanosik), while the cost of using others fluctuates between several and a dozen or so PLN per month. It is worth noting that the application requires the purchase of an Internet package.
CB radio still popular
CB radio also enjoys considerable interest. Its advantage is the fact that it is based on a large community. In recent years, however, you can see a gradual departure from this solution. This is probably due to a lot of communication noise, receiving useless information and the intensity of vulgarity.
The least popular are navigation devices. They are equipped with speed camera databases and some of them also with a database of points where radar checks usually take place. However, their disadvantage is the requirement of a license and paid updates.
As you can see, there are different options to reduce the risk of getting a ticket. It is up to the driver which one will be the most beneficial for him. However, no matter how you look at it, the most optimal solution will always
is simply driving according to the rules.