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A few questions/issues.

I drive overnights. Half the time I only know vaguely what a passenger is up to (the vast majority of the time--looking at their phones). Audio would probably suffice for most claims. But do any night owls have special handling of this?

Do cams constantly blink or have a light on to indicate it's operational?

What about forward view? Do cams have dual recording? (I was in a fender bender not too long ago, kind of surprised no one asked if i had a dashcam)

In my most extreme rider situation, I kicked someone out and they grabbed my ID from the dashboard and threw it on the ground. I'm thinking a dashcam could be fairly easily grabbed (even from someone in the back seat) and thrown/crushed. Do some cams send video to the cloud or something?
 

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A few questions/issues.

I drive overnights. Half the time I only know vaguely what a passenger is up to (the vast majority of the time--looking at their phones). Audio would probably suffice for most claims. But do any night owls have special handling of this?

Do cams constantly blink or have a light on to indicate it's operational?

What about forward view? Do cams have dual recording? (I was in a fender bender not too long ago, kind of surprised no one asked if i had a dashcam)

In my most extreme rider situation, I kicked someone out and they grabbed my ID from the dashboard and threw it on the ground. I'm thinking a dashcam could be fairly easily grabbed (even from someone in the back seat) and thrown/crushed. Do some cams send video to the cloud or something? You cam buy one that uploads to cloud But if someone tries to grab mine I just break their wrist or elbow with a couple of nice grabs and pressure. Or if that's not possible, grab an ear...And by God don't let go!
A few questions/issues.

I drive overnights. Half the time I only know vaguely what a passenger is up to (the vast majority of the time--looking at their phones). Audio would probably suffice for most claims. But do any night owls have special handling of this?

Do cams constantly blink or have a light on to indicate it's operational?

What about forward view? Do cams have dual recording? (I was in a fender bender not too long ago, kind of surprised no one asked if i had a dashcam)

In my most extreme rider situation, I kicked someone out and they grabbed my ID from the dashboard and threw it on the ground. I'm thinking a dashcam could be fairly easily grabbed (even from someone in the back seat) and thrown/crushed. Do some cams send video to the cloud or something?
You can always put a piece of electrical tape over the blinking light.
 

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Damn. I gotta try that again one day.

Since we gonna round the barn again. A question I can't get a straight answer about, myself, in 2+ years:

To sign or not to sign?

Some think you just let that sucker record and have disclaimers and signs galore.

Some think you act nonchalant and act like it ain't there.

What do you think?
 

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Damn. I gotta try that again one day.

Since we gonna round the barn again. A question I can't get a straight answer about, myself, in 2+ years:

To sign or not to sign?

Some think you just let that sucker record and have disclaimers and signs galore.

Some think you act nonchalant and act like it ain't there.

What do you think?
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when the parties are all in Illinois, this conversation may be recorded with or without your consent.
  • Posted on May 27, 2016

The preceding answer is correct. Put a video camera openly and notoriously in your passenger compartment. No sign. They will assume you are recording both. And behavior will improve. Video recording of events in your own vehicle is perfectly lawful. Of course make sure your referral organization permits it.
 

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when the parties are all in Illinois, this conversation may be recorded with or without your consent.
  • Posted on May 27, 2016

The preceding answer is correct. Put a video camera openly and notoriously in your passenger compartment. No sign. They will assume you are recording both. And behavior will improve. Video recording of events in your own vehicle is perfectly lawful. Of course make sure your referral organization permits it.
Passenger compartment? (Umm, back seat). Are you kidding? Anyone who has a reason to NOT be cammed could (a) put something over it (b) remove it perhaps "by accident" upon exit.
 

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Whether you need signs or permission has been decided by the 7th circuit court of appeals, and the SCOTUS has declined to hear the matter.

The litmus test is whether the passenger has a reasonable expectation of privacy. It's your car, driven in public on public roads. So, no.
 

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A few questions/issues.

I drive overnights. Half the time I only know vaguely what a passenger is up to (the vast majority of the time--looking at their phones). Audio would probably suffice for most claims. But do any night owls have special handling of this?

Do cams constantly blink or have a light on to indicate it's operational?

What about forward view? Do cams have dual recording? (I was in a fender bender not too long ago, kind of surprised no one asked if i had a dashcam)

In my most extreme rider situation, I kicked someone out and they grabbed my ID from the dashboard and threw it on the ground. I'm thinking a dashcam could be fairly easily grabbed (even from someone in the back seat) and thrown/crushed. Do some cams send video to the cloud or something?
Seems lots of people like the Vantrue 2 pro - That's what I have and use for the past year - I USED to have the Falcon 360 -- it does the job but its not as good of a picture as a Vanture 2 - not as small. -So I gave the falcon away to a fellow Uber driver long ago

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