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Dash Cams - Are they legal?

Hi,

I was about to install my dash cam in my car, but then I thought about the strict data/privacy protection laws in Switzerland, and therefore my question...

does anyone know if they are legal in Switzerland?

Thank you.
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Old 03.03.2017, 20:46
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Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

If you don't publish the resulting images anywhere public, then you are OK. If you want to go public, you need everyone's permission...

But, the dash cam will probably restrict the driver's view of the road ahead, and that is illegal. The information is on this site somewhere, you just need to search.
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If you don't publish the resulting images anywhere public, then you are OK. If you want to go public, you need everyone's permission...

But, the dash cam will probably restrict the driver's view of the road ahead, and that is illegal. The information is on this site somewhere, you just need to search.
Thank you for the info. It wouldn't restrict the view, since it will be behind the rear view mirror (I won't even be able to see the camera while driving).
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But, the dash cam will probably restrict the driver's view of the road ahead, and that is illegal.
Can I stop buying the vignette? Bloody thing is always in the way of seeing some traffic light, and I don't even have ten years worth on my screen as some do
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Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

I've been thinking of getting one...which dash cam do you have ?
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Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

I have a Viofo A119 which I'm really happy with. It's got a really nice form factor, slightly smaller than a pack of cigarettes, that makes the installation very discreet. If you buy it with the optional GPS unit, the camera itself is very easy to remove if you want to take it out of the car for any reason.



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Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

When we changed our GPS last month, we looked at a Garmin GPS that has an integrated dashcam and seems to have good reviews.

Bought another Tomtom.
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Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

I should have added.. I'm thinking of getting one because a while ago a complete f***** t*** reversed into me and then, of course, claimed I drove into them. It was settled as 'no blame' but cost me a grand as the excess to repair on my car.
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Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

I have one of these with the capacitor instead of battery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3eDXKLNLys
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I have one of these with the capacitor instead of battery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3eDXKLNLys
That looks neat. Have added one to the car but looking for another for the damper so will likely go with that one.

Too much bad driving here in CH, wish I'd had a camera years ago.
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