Europe News: Sat nav out of favour with Spain’s traffic authority

Europe News:  Sat nav out of favour with Spain’s traffic authority

The Spanish traffic authority (DGT) is reported to be considering a new law that will see drivers fined up to €300 for using a sat nav system while driving.

DGT believes that using a GPS navigation system is just as distracting as talking on a mobile phone while driving, which is already prohibited in Spain.

DGT plans to ask GPS navigation manufacturers to modify their devices to prevent use of the system while the vehicle is in motion.

Sat nav systems and some of their features are persona non grata elsewhere in the world, too.

In Quebec, Canada, sat nav systems with screens are banned for drivers of anything except emergency vehicles.

And in Switzerland, devices that provide the location of traffic and speed-trap cameras are banned.

To read more about European attitudes towards sat nav devices, click here


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