AA to lobby on dash cam footage privacy
The AA has raised concerns at the growing number of people who are sharing dash cam footage online and has said it will lobby Government to look at privacy laws surrounding the technology.
Classic car owners and the wider public have been fitting dash cams to in increasing numbers to help protect them from ‘crash for cash’ schemes.
The AA says that the number of drivers using one has rocketed from just one per cent in 2012 to 15 per cent in 2017.
However, AA president, Edmund King, says: ‘ There is an element of vehicular voyeurism from some individuals in addition to the majority of drivers who fit cameras to protect themselves from crash for cash or dangerous drivers.’
The AA says that it supports camera evidence to be submitted to police where it can be assessed and the other party can be asked for their side of the story before action is taken.
However, King said that victims of online videos could be caught out by diesel spills, ice, or avoiding other cars.
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