If I’m reading a new law correctly, using a dashcam app on a cell phone will soon be illegal in Georgia.
( c ) While operating a motor vehicle on any highway of this state, no individual shall:
(4) Record or broadcast a video on a wireless telecommunications device or stand-alone
electronic device; provided that such prohibition shall not apply to electronic devices
used for the sole purpose of continuously recording or broadcasting video within or
outside of the motor vehicle.
The problem lies in the definitions of “wireless telecommunications device” and “stand-alone electronic device” earlier in the new law. Dedicated dashcams appear to fall under the “electronic device” definition, which are allowed (“such prohibition shall not apply to electronic devices used for the sole purpose of continuously recording or broadcasting video within or outside of the motor vehicle”).
I’ll see if I can get my legiscritter to introduce a modification to allow a wireless telecommunications device to be legal as long as it is being used solely for video.
Although if I read this correctly…a dashcam that does still photos and not video would be illegal, too.