Are dashcams a Vehicle Safety Technology?

    Audience  Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers, Drivers 
    Applies To  Dashcam 

     

    Answer

    Dashcams are included in the definition of Vehicle Safety Technology found in 49 CFR 393. Vehicle Safety Technologies installed in Commercial Motor Vehicles may be mounted more centrally on the vehicle’s windshield for better image and video capturing. Motive’s AI Dashcam and Smart Dashcam help a driver and fleet manager in the following ways:

    • They help a driver understand safety trends and get better at driving.
    • Fleet Managers can view drivers’ safety issues and sign them up for training.
    • Encourages better driving behavior by identifying and highlighting potential road hazards.

    Drivers can see this PDF which includes relevant regulatory provisions related to Vehicle Safety Technologies and applicable mounting restrictions if they are questioned about dashcams being vehicle safety technology.

     

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