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Are Car Dashboard Cameras Legal in Kansas City? Here’s The Lowdown

August 22, 2019
Dash Cams Legal Kansas City

Unlike cassette adapters, fuzzy dice, and automatic seat belts, the car dashboard camera – or “dash cam” if you’re one of the cool kids – is no fad. As a matter of fad-ct, these little gizmos are some of the most useful car accessories I’ve come across in all my years behind the wheel. They can be installed in any vehicle. They are surprisingly affordable. They are incredibly simple to use. And the footage they film can help drivers win their insurance claims — or sometimes even put the kibosh on an insurance scam altogether.

Yeah, my love of dash cams is (now) well-documented. But are they illegal to use here in Kansas City? Here’s everything you should know before you go and buy a dashboard camera for your vehicle.

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Behind the Wheel, Car Culture

Poll Results are in for DWT (Driving While Texting)

December 18, 2009
No big surprise here. Out of 50 voters, here’s where we stand: Should texting be banned while driving? YES – 42 votes NO – 7 votes No Opinion – 1 vote 84% of voters believe that texting SHOULD in fact be banned while driving, where only 14% think that it should not. I’m not proud to say this, but I have been known to text and drive on occasion. And I gotta tell you, it can be very distracting and dangerous. So, if and when Kansas/Missouri creates a law against texting while driving, be careful. If you haven’t voted yet, you still have time. Look for a new poll coming out Monday!