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I want to get a dashcam to capture my shenanigans. Whats the best one for always on? Is there one where it has a separate camera filming forward through the windshield capturing the wheel/instrument cluster?

I don’t want to deal with gopros.
 

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I typically use Blackvue for my work trucks, but don't put them in my sports cars or fun trucks. I'm not 100% sure, but I imagine LEO could use the footage against you in court if, for instance, you are excessively exceeding the speed limit... Particularly if you conveniently show them your speedometer during the filming.
Just food for thought.

Some Blackvue models have front and rear cameras. I imagine you could use the rear camera as an interior camera somehow to shoot the speedo, but I'm sure there is a better set up out there for that type of thing. Given all the split screen YouTube videos that show the instrument cluster view as well as through the front window there must be some set up that does both.
 

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I second the Blackvue. I have ran them for the last three years. Definitely get the front and rear cam package. It has saved my ass from idiots causing car accidents and trying to blame me, to beating a red light ticket that was actually green when I went through it. I currently run the DR750X-2Ch. They now have cellular models that will upload to the cloud when an event happens.


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Probably wait until Owl Cam 5.0 comes out in March.

My question would be, what are the legal ramifications of having dash cam in vehicle?

For example, Florida has a Felony Speed law:

Speeding up to 29 miles per hour over the posted limit comes with fines amounting to a few hundred dollars and a few points on your license. Most tickets come with three or four points, which remain on your record for three years and are cumulative.

At 30 or more miles per hour over the posted limit, the act of speeding becomes criminal. Going 30 to 49 mph over the posted limit is a misdemeanor, and anything 50 or more mph over the limit can result in a felony conviction.

So lets say your out with TRX group for a drive and everyone hits on highway, few seconds your at 115MPH. Usually what happens if you do this too much and dont get off highway regularly, the regular drivers start call *FHP (Florida Highway Patrol). If its bad enough, the FHP will be sitting ahead about 5 miles ahead of call locations or closest FHP or Sheriff, waits on the road with multiple police cars. and pulls the cars over, even if they dont get them on radar.

Lets say they dont catch you speeding but pull you over and question you about the *FHP speeding/racing calls by other drivers (which they are asked for vehicle type, color and plate) and there sits the dash cam, all the evidence they need. Can the police, take the camera as evidence and charge you later?

Rear Story:
I use to be in the viper club and 8-10 vipers would get together on a weekend day or night and go drive around, hit the car show circuit. We would raise hell but nothing reckless, that what tracks are for.

One day there were 2 new members that showed up and all hell broke loose, they were running +100MPH consistently zinging dangerously in and out of traffic, passing in pull over lane, craziest shit you have seen. A few of us just stayed back. They left me in the dust, way behind.

After about 10 minutes, I came up main Highway, large road crossing and 4 FHP cars were waiting and pulled over the 4 vipers in the front of the group who were causing the issue. I had stayed back, because it got way out of control. Its almost 100 degrees out in Florida, high noon sun, they got all 4 drivers out of the cars, handcuffed behind the back and made them stand outside in the heat while the officers searched the cars. One of new drivers, had gotten smart with the officers, they called some, division and they took the interior of his car apart, while they stood there for 2 hours. They did not put it back together.

Could the police use your own dash against you or is that covered by privacy?
 

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Pretty slick.


Probably wait until Owl Cam 5.0 comes out in March.

My question would be, what are the legal ramifications of having dash cam in vehicle?

For example, Florida has a Felony Speed law:

Speeding up to 29 miles per hour over the posted limit comes with fines amounting to a few hundred dollars and a few points on your license. Most tickets come with three or four points, which remain on your record for three years and are cumulative.

At 30 or more miles per hour over the posted limit, the act of speeding becomes criminal. Going 30 to 49 mph over the posted limit is a misdemeanor, and anything 50 or more mph over the limit can result in a felony conviction.

So lets say your out with TRX group for a drive and everyone hits on highway, few seconds your at 115MPH. Usually what happens if you do this too much and dont get off highway regularly, the regular drivers start call *FHP (Florida Highway Patrol). If its bad enough, the FHP will be sitting ahead about 5 miles ahead of call locations or closest FHP or Sheriff, waits on the road with multiple police cars. and pulls the cars over, even if they dont get them on radar.

Lets say they dont catch you speeding but pull you over and question you about the *FHP speeding/racing calls by other drivers (which they are asked for vehicle type, color and plate) and there sits the dash cam, all the evidence they need. Can the police, take the camera as evidence and charge you later?

Rear Story:
I use to be in the viper club and 8-10 vipers would get together on a weekend day or night and go drive around, hit the car show circuit. We would raise hell but nothing reckless, that what tracks are for.

One day there were 2 new members that showed up and all hell broke loose, they were running +100MPH consistently zinging dangerously in and out of traffic, passing in pull over lane, craziest shit you have seen. A few of us just stayed back. They left me in the dust, way behind.

After about 10 minutes, I came up main Highway, large road crossing and 4 FHP cars were waiting and pulled over the 4 vipers in the front of the group who were causing the issue. I had stayed back, because it got way out of control. Its almost 100 degrees out in Florida, high noon sun, they got all 4 drivers out of the cars, handcuffed behind the back and made them stand outside in the heat while the officers searched the cars. One of new drivers, had gotten smart with the officers, they called some, division and they took the interior of his car apart, while they stood there for 2 hours. They did not put it back together.

Could the police use your own dash against you or is that covered by privacy?


Blackvue gives you the option to toggle on and off your speed via GPS. I almost always leave my speed turned off.
 

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So here is an actual video from my fav's list of a guy
coming into my lane. Sorry for the language and not edited to be shorter.

 
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I typically use Blackvue for my work trucks, but don't put them in my sports cars or fun trucks. I'm not 100% sure, but I imagine LEO could use the footage against you in court if, for instance, you are excessively exceeding the speed limit... Particularly if you conveniently show them your speedometer during the filming.
Just food for thought.

Some Blackvue models have front and rear cameras. I imagine you could use the rear camera as an interior camera somehow to shoot the speedo, but I'm sure there is a better set up out there for that type of thing. Given all the split screen YouTube videos that show the instrument cluster view as well as through the front window there must be some set up that does both.
The evidence angle is why I haven’t done one before. I’m sure theres a way to memory wipe these
 
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Probably wait until Owl Cam 5.0 comes out in March.

My question would be, what are the legal ramifications of having dash cam in vehicle?

For example, Florida has a Felony Speed law:

Speeding up to 29 miles per hour over the posted limit comes with fines amounting to a few hundred dollars and a few points on your license. Most tickets come with three or four points, which remain on your record for three years and are cumulative.

At 30 or more miles per hour over the posted limit, the act of speeding becomes criminal. Going 30 to 49 mph over the posted limit is a misdemeanor, and anything 50 or more mph over the limit can result in a felony conviction.

So lets say your out with TRX group for a drive and everyone hits on highway, few seconds your at 115MPH. Usually what happens if you do this too much and dont get off highway regularly, the regular drivers start call *FHP (Florida Highway Patrol). If its bad enough, the FHP will be sitting ahead about 5 miles ahead of call locations or closest FHP or Sheriff, waits on the road with multiple police cars. and pulls the cars over, even if they dont get them on radar.

Lets say they dont catch you speeding but pull you over and question you about the *FHP speeding/racing calls by other drivers (which they are asked for vehicle type, color and plate) and there sits the dash cam, all the evidence they need. Can the police, take the camera as evidence and charge you later?

Rear Story:
I use to be in the viper club and 8-10 vipers would get together on a weekend day or night and go drive around, hit the car show circuit. We would raise hell but nothing reckless, that what tracks are for.

One day there were 2 new members that showed up and all hell broke loose, they were running +100MPH consistently zinging dangerously in and out of traffic, passing in pull over lane, craziest shit you have seen. A few of us just stayed back. They left me in the dust, way behind.

After about 10 minutes, I came up main Highway, large road crossing and 4 FHP cars were waiting and pulled over the 4 vipers in the front of the group who were causing the issue. I had stayed back, because it got way out of control. Its almost 100 degrees out in Florida, high noon sun, they got all 4 drivers out of the cars, handcuffed behind the back and made them stand outside in the heat while the officers searched the cars. One of new drivers, had gotten smart with the officers, they called some, division and they took the interior of his car apart, while they stood there for 2 hours. They did not put it back together.

Could the police use your own dash against you or is that covered by privacy?
I think that’s illegal search and seizure if you weren’t committing a crime when he pulled you. Could be another trx
 

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Blackvue all the way bro, i got them in all my m's
 

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i have the blackvue 2 channel 4k 900s love it! the newer model is better. you can even use the trucks hot spot feature to tie it to the cloud etc
 

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Momento MD6200 for me. Front and rear cameras with motion detector to turn on when not in vehicle. Door ding or getting keyed may not trigger shock sensor.
 

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