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Old 06-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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camera on dash while driving?

is it legal?? would be pretty nice to have one on my car since i drive alot. not for racing reasons but for accidents and stuff. question is how would i get my camera to stick to the dash? ghetto duck tape styles?? i just witnessed some guy almost crash on a curvy turn on the highway cause some idiot was tailgating him, tailgate victim sped up and lost control
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I would suspect that it is legal. I can't see it infringing on privacy laws here in Canada.
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What about the no operating electronics law? It would only apply if he was seen touching/adjusting it though...
Why don't you use a goPro cam or whatever RCubed is using and mount it on the rearview mirror facing forward
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they are camera specially meant for this purpose .. record in a loop... i have one...hd pro// dealextreme have a few.
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Any recommendations on a camera that records in a loop?
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it's called a blackbox. jpark has one
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i did a search on ebay and youtube on dash cam and looks like they have a bunch on ebay for a pretty decent price, i ordered mine for $35.. cant wait.. i beleive this will just be a camera and not a black box?

heres the review for the one i ordered

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as with a GPS, you can have it on the dash as long as it does not obstruct your vision, and you cannot watch the display on it while you are driving.
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as with a GPS, you can have it on the dash as long as it does not obstruct your vision, and you cannot watch the display on it while you are driving.
i am a bit confused about this, i can have the display on but not watch it? or cannot have the display on at all?

i beleive the gps(the one that sticks to windshield) is always on but you do not look at it all the time, would this be illegal??
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I would suspect that it is legal. I can't see it infringing on privacy laws here in Canada.
it is legal as recording from dash cams are legit and are accepted by insurance companies because the camera is mounted inside the vehicle which is a private space.

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it is legal as recording from dash cams are legit and are accepted by insurance companies because the camera is mounted inside the vehicle which is a private space.
ohhhhh okay. I'm glad we cleared this up after years of research.
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They are legal as long as you aren't operating it while the car is being driven (yes, this includes being stopped at a red light/stop sign etc.) I have a G1W which cost me about $50 bucks + shipping from China, I have it hard-wired into one of my car's fuses which means it turns on and off automatically with the car and rolls in a loop.
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it is legal as recording from dash cams are legit and are accepted by insurance companies because the camera is mounted inside the vehicle which is a private space.
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