Posted in Car Accidents on October 22, 2019
Have you ever seen someone driving recklessly in front of you? If so, you may have thought, “I wish I had a way to record this and show it to the police.” Many people have taken a step to protect themselves on the roadway by purchasing a dash camera. If you are not quite sure what a dash cam is or what it does, we want to take a minute to give a brief overview for you.
There are several benefits to having a dash cam in the vehicle:
There are also some negative factors to consider:
Dash cams range in price. Some can cost as little as $30, while others can run up to $300 or more. Do your research before making a purchase choice. Keep in mind any installation costs associated with the dash cam. Some are wired directly to the vehicle and require professional installation while others plug into the power outlet in the vehicle and do not require installation.
The legality of dash cams has often come into question. When we turn to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, we can see that there are strict “hands-free” laws on the books, many of them taking effect on July 1, 2018. In the law, you will see that drivers cannot use their phones or electronic devices to record video when they are on the road. However, the law makes it clear that continuously running dash cams are allowed under the law.
Yes, dash cams are legal, but you need to make sure they are turned on before you start driving and that you do not mess with the camera until you are parked. Set it and forget it and drive safely.