COYOTE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE APPLICABLE TO PURCHASES OF COYOTE TERMINALS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE COYOTE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE ON THE WEBSITE
Mini Coyote is 100% Legal
GPS-based alert systems are supported by the government as a road safety aid - unlike ‘detectors’. The Department for Transport (DfT) has said that GPS-based systems “compliment the government’s policy to ensure camera sites are visible and conspicuous to drivers, and so help deter excessive and inappropriate speeds on the roads.”
.If there was any doubt before, there isn’t now. GPS speed camera warning systems are 100 per cent legal – and that’s official!
In a Commons debate it was confirmed that during the second reading of the Road Safety Bill in the Commons, when transport minister Dr. Stephen Ladyman and Tory MP Owen Paterson both admitted that they used GPS speed camera warning systems in their cars. Mr Paterson even stated “the device has made me drive better.” When asked to clarify that the systems will remain fully legal, Dr Ladyman said that devices which use satellite technology, “will continue to be perfectly legal. I have one myself.”
Our research has shown that there is considerable confusion over the legality of systems that use global positioning satellite technology as opposed to speed camera ‘detection’ devices that the Road Safety Bill seeks to outlaw. The fact that the transport minister is using a GPS system to stay within the law and protect his licence sends a clear message that these systems are acceptable and will remain legal.”
GPS speed camera warning systems use satellite technology to pinpoint exactly where your vehicle is on the road. The vehicle’s position is constantly compared with the system’s database of speed camera locations and the driver is warned of a camera’s proximity and the appropriate speed limit and will remain legal.
Speed camera radar and laser ‘detection’ systems on the other hand, do not use GPS technology or databases of known camera locations. They simply detect some types of speed camera and although currently allowed, the Road Safety Bill passed in November 2006 will make the use of these devices illegal.
Customers should be absolutely sure that they purchase a GPS speed camera warning system if they want to stay completely legal in the future, but they should check that the system does not include a laser detector.”
Time is running out for tens of thousands of drivers who continue to buy and use radar and laser ‘detectors’ to avoid speeding fines and penalty points. Although currently legal, devices using radar and laser technology to detect or block fixed and mobile speed cameras and laser traps are set to be outlawed under the Road Safety Act 2006 when it has passed royal assent. New legislation is just months away and should be in place later this year. Penalties have yet to be decided but using a detector is likely to mean a fine of at least £60, three penalty points and possible confiscation of a device that may have cost hundreds of pounds.
We would like to draw to your attention that we will not be liable in any way in respect of:
1 The failure by the user of the Mini Coyote speed camera alert system to drive safely and in accordance with all road traffic laws and regulations
2 The failure by the user of the Mini Coyote speed camera alert system to install and use the system in accordance with the instructions
3 The Mini Coyote failing to warn drivers of mobile speed cameras and/or fixed cameras .
Warnings provided by Coyote Systems are for information only. The speed limit of the road takes priority over the information provided by the Mini Coyote. The driver takes full responsibility for the speed of the vehicle
Responsibility of Coyote Systems (UK) Ltd
Information communicated by Coyote Systems comes from two sources:
From speed camera data and speed limit information from the databases of our partners. These databases may not be up to date at all times. Even though we have put in place processes and procedures to check and improve the quality of data available, Coyote Systems cannot be held responsible for missing or wrong data relating to speed cameras locations and actual speed limits.
From members of the Coyote community. Here again Coyote Systems cannot be held responsible for wrong or missing information relating to the absence or presence of speed cameras.
It is also important to remember that certains obstacles such as tunnels and underground parking can block the reception of GPS signals. In these circumstances, the Mini Coyote will be unusable.
The objective of the Coyote system is to promote safe driving and increase road safety by increasing the driver's awareness of his or her speed. Coyote Systems is in no way responsible for the speed of the vehicule.
Declaration of Conformity
The document below certifies that the Mini Coyote is in compliance with the requirments of the European Directive R&TTE 1999/5/EC.