SECURITY CAMERA LAW as of Jan. 1, 2011
Relevant portion of AB 1942:
26708 of the Vehicle
Code, relating to vehicles.
[Approved by Governor September 29, 2010. Filed
Secretary of State September 29, 2010.]
AB 1942, Fletcher. Vehicles: video event recorder.
(13) (A) A video event recorder with the capability of monitoring driver
performance to improve driver safety, which may be mounted in a seveninch
square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the
in a five-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield nearest
to the driver
and outside of an airbag deployment zone, or in a five-inch
square mounted to
the center uppermost portion of the interior of the
windshield. As used in this
section, "video event recorder" means a video
recorder that continuously
records in a digital loop, recording audio, video,
and G-force levels, but saves
video only when triggered by an unusual
motion or crash or when operated by
the driver to monitor driver
A vehicle equipped with a video event recorder shall have a notice
a visible location which states that a passenger's conversation
may be recorded.
(C) Video event recorders shall store no more than 30 seconds before
and after a triggering event.
(D) The registered owner
or lessee of the vehicle may disable the device.
The data recorded to the device is the property of the registered owner
of the vehicle.