USING A RADAR DETECTOR IN FRANCE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING A RADAR DETECTOR IN FRANCE

French speeding fines in 2022:

Speeding over The Limit With speed Limit above 50 km/h With 50 km/h speed limit
0 - 19 km/h € 68 - 450 / - 1 pt € 135 - 750 / -1 pt
20 km/h - 29 km/h € 135 - 750 / -2 pts € 135 - 750 / -2 pts
30 km/h - 39 km/h € 135 - 750 / -3 pts + license € 135 - 750 / -3 pts + license
40 km/h - 49 km/h € 135 - 750 / -4 pts + license € 135 - 750 / -4 pts + license
50 km/h and more € 1500 / -6 pts + license € 1500 / -6 pts + license
Repeated 50 km/h and more € 3750 / -6 pts + jail + car confiscation € 3750 / -6 pts + jail + car confiscation

Updated: 2022
Data source: Ministère de l'Intérieur ecurite-routiere gouvernement


WHAT IS POLICE USING TO MEASURE YOUR SPEED IN FRANCE?

Most of the radars in use are 3D low powered K band radars (GATSO). There are also stationary cameras and laser systems present. In a small amount, some systems calculate your average speed and are mounted in police cars. Since 2018 unmarked cars operated by private companies, equipped with GATSO radars are common in all regions in France. These cars can check your speed while moving, when they pass you or when you overtake them. Each car is used on average 5 to 6 hours a day, 7 days a week on all types of roads. In 2021, they reportedly recorded half a million speeding violations. Continue here to learn how radar detectors work.

IS THERE A GENEVO DISTRIBUTOR IN FRANCE?

We are currently looking for a distributor for the French market. However, you do not have to worry about the delivery we discreetly ship to France via DHL Express and provide full customer support with a 2 year international warranty. Interested in becoming a GENEVO distributor? Contact us!

ARE RADAR DETECTORS LEGAL IN FRANCE?

The use of a radar detector does not fully comply with local legislation and we recommend to be discreet when using one. For more information information please contact our support and we will be happy to advise.

WHICH RADAR DETECTOR SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR FRANCE?

France is a region with modern types of radars including 3D radars and also many sources of possible false alerts. Therefore you will need a High-quality radar detector for best possible protection. From portable solutions we highly recommend GENEVO MAX. If you are looking for a complete protection or just to stay more discrete, we can recommend you the custom installed GENEVO PRO II M ideally with laser jammers, front or also rear, up to your preference.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED RADAR DETECTOR SETTING FOR FRANCE?

X BAND K BAND K FILTER Ka BAND KA BAND 34.0 GHz KA BAND 34.3 GHz KA BAND 34.7 GHZ KA BAND 35.5 GHz KA FILTER LASER MRCT MRCD GATSO RT3 GATSO RT4 MR FILTER
OFF NARROW LOW NARROW OFF ON OFF OFF NORMAL ON OFF OFF ON ON OFF

Need help setting up your detector? Visit our support center for help and manuals.


SEE OUR RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

PORTABLE RADAR DETECTORS:

GENEVO MAX

GENEVO MAX

€ 660
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€ 660
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GENEVO MAX comes with the most powerful 360° radar antenna among our portable radar detectors, a completely redesigned laser sensor with military laser reflector sight technology and new GPS antenna with database of the entire Europe. No surprises will be waiting for you on the road.


BUILT-IN RADAR DETECTORS:

GENEVO PRO II

GENEVO PRO II

from € 1 404
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from € 1 404
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GENEVO PRO II is our newest, most advanced built-in radar detector with revolutionary features.

DOES A PORTABLE DETECTOR WORK IN ALL VEHICLES?

Before buying, please make sure that your car is not equipped with a so-called metal-coated windshield (also called dethermal windshield), which drastically reduces the performance of a portable radar detector. For more information on how to recognize these windows, read the article on metal-coated windows. The solution for cars with a metal-coated windows is a built-in set with a radar antenna mounted behind the front bumper, such as the GENEVO PRO II system.


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