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userMickt
Posted: 8 February 2019 3:16 PM
Subject: Spanish speed limits
 
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I see spain has reduced the speed limits in some places, anybody know if there is yet an update for Garmin
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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 9 February 2019 9:25 AM
Subject: RE: Spanish speed limits
 


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When France changed its speed limits in mid-2018, both Garmin and TomTom reported what they were doing about this regarding updating sat-nav mapping, but I can’t find anything similar on-line about the very recent Spanish 100km/h to 90km/h change.

Unlike the exercise necessary to deal with the French changes, it OUGHT to be easier to implement the Spanish speed limit reduction on sat-nav mapping, so perhaps Garmin and TomTom will just provide a new map update that includes the revised Spanish limits without specifically advertising that the update does this.
userMickt
Posted: 9 February 2019 1:30 PM
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Thanks Dereck ,just hope that Garmin are on the ball with Spain they were ok with the French update
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 9 February 2019 3:39 PM
Subject: RE: Spanish speed limits
 


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Apologies, as I know I've said this before, and I accept in advance that the speed limits referred to in this case are blanket limits and not individual limits, but do not rely on sat-nav recorded speed limits when driving.

Limits change continually in different places, and the map-borne data are invariably out of date in various locations at any point in time.

Bear in mind also that the publisher has to become, or be made, aware that a limit on a given stretch of road has changed before that can be input, and the revised mapping then has to be incorporated into an update release before your sat-nav will show it. The mapping will always lag reality.

It is far safer to maintain a continual look out for roadside speed limit signs than to rely on sat-nav indications. I have lost count of the number of speed limit signs I have passed showing limits that differ from those indicated on the sat nav. They are useful as a guide when unsure, but as a substitute for "proper" signs, they ain't!
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 10 February 2019 7:45 AM
Subject: RE: Spanish speed limits
 


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The attached table is taken from an RAC webpage showing the Spanish speed limits. (I assume the information is accurate and up-to-date.)



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userplwsm2000
Posted: 10 February 2019 10:05 AM
Subject: RE: Spanish speed limits
 
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The official announcement can be found at https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2018-18002
There seems to be a difference with the RAC table for motorhomes up to 3500kg (limited to 120kph on motorways - same as cars). It agrees for motorhomes above 3500kg though.


Edited by plwsm2000 2019-02-10 10:07 AM
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