Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Sgt. Neil Dickenson
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Are dash cams legal?


November 14, 2019

Question: I see a lot of dash camera footage on YouTube and online altogether. This got me thinking are dash cams legal?

Answer: Great question as we see so many videos posted online. Minnesota law allows for driver feedback and safety monitoring equipment when mounted immediately behind, slightly above, or slightly below the rearview mirror. Mounting it directly on the “dashboard” of the vehicle is not allowed as that could obstruct the vision of the driver.

If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws in Minnesota, please send your questions to: Sgt. Neil Dickenson – Minnesota State Patrol at 1131 Mesaba Ave, Duluth, MN 55811. Or reach me at


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