New Team Drivers I Was Wondering If It Ok To Take Video And Photos While Being The Passenger?

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Kyle F.'s Comment
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I've been riding teams for a month now. I was wondering if it was ok for me to take videos and photos of the truck moving across landscapes while I sit in the passenger seat? For things like Facebook etc. What are the common rules for media content being taken by the passenger? I'm assuming for safety not to record or disturb the driver. Or capture unsafe driving on video. I been holding off doing it but it killed me driving through Colorado since I never been out west before. The scenic view was gorgeous!!! Now of course I know the driver can't take photos or mess with the phone at all. But can the passenger ?

PJ's Comment
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That’s a better wuestion for your company. Legally a passenger could do that. However the company may have reservations from a liability standpoint. It is their right to allow or deny it from happening. In my opinion that is part of our overall societal problems these days. Insurance companies and lawyers dictate too many things.

BK's Comment
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When I was training with Schneider and went out for two weeks with a trainer, I drove almost all the miles. There were a few times my trainer drove when I ran out of hours or got tired. I took lots of pictures from the truck while he drove. He never objected.

George B.'s Comment
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Why is this a question? If you are not driving you can take pics, etc.


IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Why is this a question? If you are not driving you can take pics, etc.

This is a new person that has a month of drive time under their belt. They are thinking of doing things legally and to them this was a very valid question.

PJ's response is actually the more valid response than yours. As we used to say in the Air Force, the only stupid question is the unasked one. I'm glad they are thinking about what's legal and what's not legal.


RealDiehl's Comment
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This is a new person that has a month of drive time under their belt. They are thinking of doing things legally and to them this was a very valid question.

Not to pile on but... I was thinking it and you said it👍

Sometimes we get questions whose answers seem very obvious. We must not forget that some people are totally inexperienced.

Also some people join us and choose to ask simple questions as a way to break the ice and get involved in our community.

George does not strike me as a rude person based on prior contributions. But we all wear our cranky pants some days and forget that first and foremost we are here to help. Let's try to keep that in mind when posting our responses.✌️


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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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The few photos I have from the passenger seat during training, I made sure to include the perspective indicators that pointed to me being in the passenger seat. Just my own *thing* about it

Chief Brody's Comment
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I know your question was about taking photos from the passenger seat while in training, but once you go solo you can still take pictures of the scenery legally.

I have a Samsung phone that uses the Bixby voice assistant, which allows me to take photos hands-free. I simply hit the multi-function button on my headset, Bixby opens up, and I say "take photo" and it's a 3-second countdown timer to take the photo. See the picture below.


I also have a GoPro mount on my windshield that gives me cleaner pictures. My GoPro also has a voice command function where I simply say "GoPro take photo." Or I can say "GoPro start video" and then "GoPro stop video."

See the mount on my windshield and the GoPro pictures below.




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