Should I buy a speed camera warning device for my car?

After 60 years of blame-free motoring, I've been caught doing 36mph on a quiet Sunday afternoon in a 30mph limit. I have the choice of a speed awareness course (which costs £90) or three points on my unblemished licence and a £60 fine. It's my fault so I have to join the naughty boys’ corner and take the course, but I now want to buy a speed camera warning device for my car. Are they legal?

Asked on 12 August 2012 by BC, via email

Answered by Honest John
Strangely enough, all types of speed camera warning equipment have now been made legal in the UK, both GPS types and also those that detect police radar and laser. There are already some combined types, but I want to see how these products develop before making any recommendations.
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