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Post by melvin » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:17 am

Mornin All,
Have I read here or some where that dash cams are illegal in some European country's.
I think Holland was one of them.
Have a nice day, from a wet windy Cornwall



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Post by papasmurf » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:09 am

melvin wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:17 am

Have a nice day, from a wet windy Cornwall
Very wet and windy plus the fog horn is going.

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Post by Jamstealer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:15 am

UK , France, Russia; specifically allowed by law.
Germany allowed but illegal to post videos online; may only be used in court/ for legal disputes
Luxembourg; illegal to use or record in public place ( i.e. Road)
Austria forbidden
Switzerland " discouraged" due to privacy laws.
Netherlands legal, but faces/ number plates must be fuzzed out if footage is published
Belgium similar ; privacy laws prevent publishing, but they can be used for legal purposes.
Italy: debatable but not illegal so no one cares.
Spain not illegal. It privacy applies; there is a disputed as to whether their evidence is admissible in court.
Portugal; similar to Spain. Technically you are supposed to get a licence to do any filming in public in Portugal, but everyone ignores that.



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Post by Womble » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:23 pm

Was looking at putting a dash cam in the tin box, went onto amazon for a idea of price etc,
The range was bewildering!! So didn't buy one. Does anyone have any experience of using one
and can give me an idea of what to look for! They seem like a good idea with the standard of driving
I seem to come across!

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Post by melvin » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:52 pm

Womble wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:23 pm
Was looking at putting a dash cam in the tin box, went onto amazon for a idea of price etc,
The range was bewildering!! So didn't buy one. Does anyone have any experience of using one
and can give me an idea of what to look for! They seem like a good idea with the standard of driving
I seem to come across!
Tis a minefield,I have looked at loads of them,eventually bought one for £20, and a card for £8.
It works but probably not like the more expensive ones.
Go Pro Hero seems to be the one.

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Post by Jamstealer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:04 pm

If you just want it for " accident prevention / evidence" there are loads of cheap ones which record just 15/20 minutes at a time. They wipe / re-record . Or some which record on a card; just keep changing the card every hour or so . But I don't bother, so I don't know which ones are good. You can also download apps for smartphones which do the same, do if you use the phone on a holder as a satnav, it can record at the same time.


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Post by Jamstealer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:09 pm

Should have said; go to app store ( or whatever it is for androids). Loads of apps there; many free, they record your speed and location etc as well , so good for evidence .
Saves shelling out for a dashcam if you already have a smartphone.
And I guess, using a dashcam in a phone, in places where dash cams are prohibited; no- one need know it's switched on?



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Post by ChrisD » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:41 pm

I bought a cheap one for about £30. It works well but must have been old stock as the battery won't hold a charge but as long as it's connected it's fine and the quality is surprisingly good. I've put in a 32 Gb card and it last for ages then recycles but with 32 Gb it covers hours not minutes. It also has an intruder mode which is movement sensitive, who could ask for more?
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Post by Cornishman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:13 pm

Can somebody please explain to me how having a dash cam prevents accidents?
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Post by Jamstealer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:29 am

Firms who use them in their company vehicles find that their drivers behave better on the road, and that their accident rate drops. ( at a statistically significant level)


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