Jeff Osborne, head of Gumtree Automotive says, "In general, you can record anything that happens on public roads legally. But, if you are recording audio of your private conversations with the people inside of the car, you should inform them that your dashcam is recording". Arrive Alive agrees with this sentiment saying, "Provided the video stayed with the car and was not transmitted elsewhere, dash cameras are perfectly legal". CLICK BELOW to compare car insurance quotes across a variety of car insurance companies and stand to save up to 30% on your monthly premium.
“The biggest issue with any new technology is that the law needs to catch up to advances. As it stands, there is no law clarifying the validity or legality of dash cams in South Africa. The degree to which the video evidence will be allowed will depend on the discretion of the court and the individual insurance firms. The onus may well rest on the owner to prove that the footage has not been tampered with.”Osborne also says that, even if the other party is at fault, and admits it, there is no guarantee of any form of payout.
“No one really gets wealthy from an accident I’m afraid,” he says.