Samsara’s dash cameras are designed to be easy and quick to install. For customers in the United States, below are some recommendations for where to place your Samsara Dash Camera in your vehicles.
For vehicles that operate across state lines:
Vehicles that operate in interstate commerce are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. FMCSA regulations permit dash cams to be installed:
(a) from the top of the windshield to 4 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers
(b) from the bottom of the windshield to 7 inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers.
Dash cameras must be mounted outside the driver's sight lines to the road, highway signs, and signals.
For vehicles that operate within one state:
Vehicles that operate in intrastate commerce -- i.e., exclusively within one state -- should comply with that state's specific requirements around the installation of windshield-mounted dash cams.
Please note that the above is not intended to constitute legal advice, and should not be relied upon in lieu of consultation with your own advisors.