Use A Driver Facing Camera (your Own!)

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Many companies are backing down on driver facing cameras. The drivers don't like the assumed invasion of privacy, and getting caught eating Oreos or something might get you in finger-wagging trouble.

But....

The great benefit in the CYA department is if you ever do get into an accident, a video of you being attentive to driving will go a long way in your defense. So ... get your own dash cam, and point it at the driver seat. The recorded files will be yours to delete, and if you ever need proof that you are a professional driver, not given to eating or texting while driving, you have the video to prove it.

Walmart has a really good one for less than $50.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Many companies are backing down on driver facing cameras. The drivers don't like the assumed invasion of privacy, and getting caught eating Oreos or something might get you in finger-wagging trouble.

But....

The great benefit in the CYA department is if you ever do get into an accident, a video of you being attentive to driving will go a long way in your defense. So ... get your own dash cam, and point it at the driver seat. The recorded files will be yours to delete, and if you ever need proof that you are a professional driver, not given to eating or texting while driving, you have the video to prove it.

Walmart has a really good one for less than $50.

I agree!

Interested in recommendations for best DUAL CAMERA system for a CMV.

Figure I might as well get one device that does both.

Suggestions?

I can post issues/features if desired.

Thanks!

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
PackRat's Comment
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This is what I use. Took me awhile to locate the pictures. The remote cameras can be mounted anywhere to face any direction of the driver’s choosing.

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks Errol! That looks cool. Will research more but that may be my solution.

I see there is also a "4" with an optional 4th camera...

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