- Jun 30, 2013
- Reaction score
- United States
- Dash Cam
- 9 x mini 0806's
...As much as I want the "wrong do-er" to be accountable for his or her own behaviour and actions, would the "wrong do-er" be compelled to provide their own dashcam evidence in a criminal or other legal situation?
You make an interesting point with that question. All I can think of is the 'black box' recorder that exists in all newer cars. After a crash, it will let authorities know if you were wearing your seat belt, what speed you were going at impact, whether you applied the gas or brakes, etc... I don't know if a warrant is required to access that data, but given that it is mandated, I would think the purpose is pretty obvious. Since it's OEM-installed (or .gov mandated), there's likely no way to contest its existence, or the right to refuse its surrender.
Once cameras become mandatory, OEM-installed equipment, my guess is, it would fall under the same evidentiary guidelines. Aside from all the great points brought up above, that alone would get me to vote no.