Last year, a Ontario man avoided the fraud successful with a Driving Recorder(Dashboard camera).
The video link is here:
For it's very useful. Some driver bought and put it on windshield/dashboard.
Several days ago, a guy was pulled over by a cop. The cop checked a long time, and gave the man one ticket, reason is television operating visible to driver. But there was no DVD or TV in his car, only the Driving Recorder has a monitor.
What's the problem? Does it illegal?
And where can I mount it legally?
Some guy guess maybe for the Ontario Traffic law 78. (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway if the display screen of a television, computer or other device in the motor vehicle is visible to the driver. 2009, c. 4, s. 1.
(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway if the display screen of a television, computer or other device in the motor vehicle is visible to the driver. 2009, c. 4, s. 1.
"Other device" covers the GPS because it has a display screen. Whether it is on the windshield or dashboard isn't mentioned. If visible to the driver it is not allowed.
No, GPS units are specifically exempted:
However, there are exceptions. For example the above does not apply to :
(a) a global positioning system navigation device that has no other function than to deliver a global positioning system for navigation;
(b) a logistical transportation tracking system device used for commercial purposes to track vehicle location, driver status or the delivery of packages or other goods;
(c) a collision avoidance system device that has no other function than to deliver a collision avoidance system; or
(d) instrument display screens that are used to provide information to the driver regarding the status of various systems of the motor vehicle.
However, the "no other function" wording does suggest that dedicated GPS units are legal, while smartphones acting as GPS units are (technically) not.
I was always confused about this law.. The screen in my Volvo can display digital TV and plays DVD's.. I guess this feature from the factory is exempt or something.. It should be a violation or something if it is in use while i'm driving..
Here's the one I use:
It doesn't hinder visibility as it mounts mostly behind the rear-view mirror. No screen ... no problem.
The link in the other thread is now broken. I just searched the Lorex website a couple of different ways ('warrior', 'RW2S') and got no hits. It looks like they stopped making that product.
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