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  1. Mart grump

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    which are the best dash cams to buy and are able to be used in court
     
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    I would be surprised if any can be used in court.
    Maybe the video can give an indication of guilt or defence.
    Not sure.
    I have an RAC one, have to download any incident to keep on file from the card.
     
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    Loads to choose from on Amazon etc, also one of the funsters sells them or puts in a bulk order I believe, a search of previous posts should help. Not sure about use in British courts but I don't see why not, other video evidence can be accepted. Be aware if you travel abroad that the use of dashcams is prohibited in places like Austria and Switzerland I believe, and in Germany I don't think footage from them is accepted as evidence in court.
     
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    Well I read about an instance 6 months ago where dash cam evidence was used to prosecute a perpetual white van middle lane hogger on the m 62.The driver got penalty points..result!!
     
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    Can't recommend a specific model as mine is an anonymous eBay one but it has the advantage the video files are stored as discreet .avi files which you can view straightaway, including on a tablet. Others hide their files in a way which can only be accessed if you copy an .exe to a windows computer.

    Also be careful of interference to the radio. Another cheap dash cam I had blocked the radio when it was switched on.

    Some have GPS and give a speed readout but whether this would stand up in court, being presumably uncalibrated, is open to question.

    By all means try an eBay offering and you may well get a good one but if you really want something which will work, then buying something a bit more expensive from a UK company might be the wisest choice.

    This is my £30 cheapo.

     
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