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Camera Law AB 1942

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 with

Secretary of State September 29, 2010.]

legislative counsel's digest

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

driver, 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


(B) A vehicle equipped with a video event recorder shall have a notice

posted in 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.

(E) The data recorded to the device is the property of the registered owner

or lessee of the vehicle.