Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03.03.2017, 20:26
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
jcompleto has no particular reputation at present
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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03.03.2017, 20:46
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,593
Groaned at 581 Times in 370 Posts
Thanked 11,226 Times in 5,766 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
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.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sbrinz for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 04.03.2017, 00:36
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
jcompleto has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

Quote:
View Post
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).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04.03.2017, 09:27
newtoswitz's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rapperswil
Posts: 1,499
Groaned at 19 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,690 Times in 775 Posts
newtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

Quote:
View Post
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
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank newtoswitz for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 13.05.2017, 15:10
ipoddle's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 790
Groaned at 20 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 685 Times in 293 Posts
ipoddle has earned the respect of manyipoddle has earned the respect of manyipoddle has earned the respect of many
Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

I've been thinking of getting one...which dash cam do you have ?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13.05.2017, 15:17
Village Idiot's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 3,412
Groaned at 35 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 6,403 Times in 2,048 Posts
Village Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond repute
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.



Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Village Idiot for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 13.05.2017, 15:36
HIAO's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bellevue
Posts: 764
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 1,788 Times in 486 Posts
HIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond repute
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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13.05.2017, 20:27
ipoddle's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 790
Groaned at 20 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 685 Times in 293 Posts
ipoddle has earned the respect of manyipoddle has earned the respect of manyipoddle has earned the respect of many
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ipoddle for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 15.05.2017, 14:47
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Basel
Posts: 866
Groaned at 14 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 518 Times in 304 Posts
Landers has earned the respect of manyLanders has earned the respect of manyLanders has earned the respect of many
Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3eDXKLNLys
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19.05.2017, 12:34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: VD
Posts: 83
Groaned at 12 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 26 Times in 17 Posts
Ridgeway is considered unworthyRidgeway is considered unworthyRidgeway is considered unworthy
Re: Dash Cams - Are they legal?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RAV payouts - how they are determined and when they kick in Konuku Employment 20 15.02.2015 11:35
Can they change the contract whenever they want? Is it legal? bobo_97 Insurance 18 22.06.2011 17:44
BMW - do they know what they are doing or just bringing the brand name down! jacek Complaints corner 36 05.06.2011 09:10
Macerators - are they legal here? bigblue2 Housing in general 17 12.01.2011 13:31
Russian MP3 Online stores: Are they legal in Switzerland? Kayser Soze Other/general 12 30.01.2008 16:49


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0