Can I legally record a video when driving and talking to the camera?
Some clarifications following comments the question received:
It seems like this might run afoul of laws against distracted driving.
I'm unsure whether laws pertaining to hands-free phone use would also apply to the a driver talking to a hands-free video recorder. E.g. in Arkansas, all cell phone use, including hands-free, is illegal in school or highway work zones. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/246574/cell_phone_driving_bans_state_by_state_where_you_break_the_law.html ; http://handsfreeinfo.com/arkansas-cell-phone-laws-legislation/)
I am only interested in the case where the driver is talking "to" the camera, meaning that the first intent of the driver is that whatever they say is recorded by the camera.
Are you only interested in the situation where the camera is in front of the driver? What about the situation where the camera is in the back seat, held by another person, but the driver still does intend that whatever they say is recorded by that camera. Is that situation within the scope of this question? –
Yes, I am also interested in that situation.
You might want to add "over 18" and "fully licensed" to the conditions, because even hand-free cell usage by drivers under 18 is illegal is some states (Colorado), or with instructional permit (Washington). – user6726 1 min ago
Let's assume the driver is fully licensed and over 18.
I am mostly interested in the following locations:
- California, United States
- Illinois, United States
- Massachusetts, United States
- New York, United States
- Paris, France
- Seoul, South Korea