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View Poll Results: Have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator
I have never been checked for DUI 29 67.44%
I have been checked once for DUI 7 16.28%
I have been checked more than once ,for DUI 4 9.30%
My navigator has never been checked if radar-detection is on 22 51.16%
has been checked once 2 4.65%
has been checked more than once 0 0%
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Old 15.07.2012, 16:35
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poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

This is a public-poll.
Please vote above.
This should be an interesting poll.
Was just wondering how many of us have actually been through this.

You could give a bit of a description if you wish-
if this was at the border control, or a random check, an unmarked car, was your navigator confiscated, how much was the fine? Did you lose your license for a bit? etc etc

note-the question is if you've ever been 'checked', not 'caught' or 'fined'.
So please vote, regardless of whether you drink alcohol or not, or whether you leave your radar-detection on or off.
Please also vote regardless of how many years you've been driving.
You may ,of course, add these notes, in your optional reply below.
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Old 15.07.2012, 16:37
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

What poll?
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Old 15.07.2012, 17:21
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

Is this poll concerned with law breaking activity?
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Old 15.07.2012, 17:27
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

I have been checked many times and was ALWAYS max. 0.2 pm, usually 0. If you are going to drink and drive, do so in moderation and calculate your max. allowed intake and don't go anywhere close to it!

Also, always drive within the speed limit (Or lower if the situation demands it, snow, rain, fog, etc.) and maintain a healthy distance between you and the next car, you are not just putting your own life on the line, your actions can impact on others too!
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

What's a DUI? I've heard of an "IUD" (inter uterine device) but I don't think my SatNav can detect it...
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

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What's a DUI? I've heard of an "IUD" (inter uterine device) but I don't think my SatNav can detect it...
Driving under influence....... drunk, high........
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Old 15.07.2012, 17:30
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What's a DUI? I've heard of an "IUD" (inter uterine device) but I don't think my SatNav can detect it...
Americains say DUI for Driving Under teh Influence. Not just booze.
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

Uncle,
Not really.
Well, it's just that i've never seen anyone being checked for either of the above, and have ,myself,never been checked for either of the above. Nor have I heard of it.
I have heard though, of cops checking cyclists for riding under the influence.
Dunno if it's true.
I just needed to know if the checking (for the above)does really happen.

This is in reply to Uncle Max's "Is this poll concerned with law breaking activity?" question.

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Uncle,
Not really.
Well, it's just that i've never seen anyone being checked for either of the above, and have ,myself,never been checked for either of the above. Nor have I heard of it.
I have heard though, of cops checking cyclists for riding under the influence.
Dunno if it's true.
I just needed to know if the checking (for the above)does really happen.
One of the school-dads I know was done by the police for being pissed on a bike. Fined and lost his driving licence for a month.
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

What is the geographical area covered by your poll?
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Old 15.07.2012, 18:43
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I drive a Toyota: the only thing the police are likely to check is if I've still got a pulse..
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Old 15.07.2012, 20:08
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What is the geographical area covered by your poll?
umm, good question
Switzerland, France, Germany.
So , basically the EF geogriphical area
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Old 15.07.2012, 22:19
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

We normally do the CH-UK drive on a Sunday as I love not having lorries on the autoroute.

In France every Sunday afternoon on the RN roads the police are out looking and stopping cars and checking the drivers.

I have been stopped several times and asked to blow, and the whole occasion has been very civilised. Goodafternoon, have you been drinking? Do you mind blowing? Afterwards - thank you and sorry for stopping you - have a good afternoon.

I think they check for drivers who have been having a long and boozy lunch.
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Old 15.07.2012, 22:36
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

I have never been checked. Recently there was a Razzia on the road from Zollikon to Zürich, but apparently Jaguar Drivers are not the usual DUI Drivers, so I was waved right through.

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Hubby and I were stopped after a movie on a Sunday night at a checking point for updated registration and that crap. Hubby hadn't been drinking.

Cops asked him to get out of the car, and was breathalyzed twice. Spoke with him for a few mins as we moved and our paperwork wasn't up to scratch, but let him go. I was pretty surprised as he was obviously sober and it was like 8 pm.
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

The OP is asking about radar detector/GPS as it is illegal to use one in CH. No we have never been checked for this.
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Old 30.07.2012, 10:08
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

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The OP is asking about radar detector/GPS as it is illegal to use one in CH. No we have never been checked for this.
yes, thanks for adding that point, I should have added it.
Many unaware people might be thinking "wtf sort of question is that?"
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Old 30.07.2012, 10:13
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Re: poll-have you ever been checked for DUI/radar-detectors in your navigator

I don't really know if I should check in the poll.. I have been stopped and asked if I have been drinking but never been tested. Does that count?
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Old 30.07.2012, 10:20
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Driving under influence....... drunk, high........
Ah. Odd to mix up the subjects. If you are involved in a road traffic accident, chances are you will be checked for DUI.

I was involved in an accident and checked (for the record: 0,0). However, as my sat nav was in-built to the car, this was not checked.

That being said, I think people caught speeding are more likely to be checked for illegal functions on the sat nav, as well as DUI. As another example, I was randomly stopped and they checked the papers only - no DUI check and no Sat Nav in car.

So this whole poll is basically completely biased and won't really tell you much.
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Is this poll concerned with law breaking activity?
Considering DUI and radar detectors are both illegal in CH, then I would hazard a guess that it is.
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