This is something many expats ask when they first move to Spain and are looking to use a Dash Cam while driving on Spanish roads.
The simple answer to this question is yes, Dash Cams or 'Dash Cameras' are completely legal here in Spain, but there are a few data protection laws and other legislation that you must consider when using one such as:-
Different Kinds of Dash Cams
Dash Cams come in all shapes and sizes, offering varying capabilities with prices ranging from €30 to €300. Which one you plump for will depend on the functionality you require and the budget you have available.
Why Install a Dash Cam?
There are many advantages to using a Dash Cam. One of the most obvious and probably the main reason that people use them is to protect themselves legally if a traffic accident or incident were to occur. Dash Cam footage can also be used by the authorities to identify and prosecute offenders.
Dash Cams also protect drivers for insurance purposes and can be used by insurance companies to settle disputes and identify fraudulent insurance claims, which seem to be an all to common occurrence these days.
Many incidents are not so clear cut and disputes between drivers can often arise. By installing a Dash Cam, you may be able to prevent the unnecessary loss of your no claims discount or insurance excess.
Installing a Dash Cam may even help to reduce your car insurance premium as a number of insurance providers offer discounts to drivers who have a Dash Cam fitted.
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January 21, 2019