SECURITY CAMERA LAW as of Jan. 1, 2011
Relevant portion of AB 1942:
26708 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
[Approved by Governor September 29, 2010. Filed with
Secretary of State September 29, 2010.] legislative counsel’s digest
AB 1942, Fletcher. Vehicles: video event recorder.
(13) (A) A video event recorder with the capability of monitoring driver
performance to improve driver safety, which may be mounted in a seveninch
square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the
driver, in a five-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield nearest
to the driver and outside of an airbag deployment zone, or in a five-inch
square mounted to the center uppermost portion of the interior of the
windshield. As used in this section, “video event recorder” means a video
recorder that continuously records in a digital loop, recording audio, video,
and G-force levels, but saves video only when triggered by an unusual
motion or crash or when operated by the driver to monitor driver
(B) A vehicle equipped with a video event recorder shall have a notice
posted in a visible location which states that a passenger’s conversation
may be recorded.
(C) Video event recorders shall store no more than 30 seconds before
and after a triggering event.
(D) The registered owner or lessee of the vehicle may disable the device.
(E) The data recorded to the device is the property of the registered owner
or lessee of the vehicle.