Officer John wrote:
****** <*******@dps.state.oh.us>to wwwOHP, me, Robert
9:21 am (11 minutes ago)
There is no law against a GPS unit or video
screens on the dash that may be viewed by the driver except those vehicles in commercial use.
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Question/Comment: Hi Patrol Team!
I'm a major computer geek... and I need some advice ^_^
Me and my friends online are putting together custom made computers in our vehicles for GPS navigation
diagnostics/monitoring and many multimedia capabilities equal to that of notebook/desktop computers. These computers feature slide-out LCD touch screens.
My question is on the legality of dash mounting the display of these units where the OEM radio
once was. I know newer cars are coming with these systems already from factory, but we want to design our own machines for the cars we own today.
I hear in most States it is illegal to have the display showing video while the vehicle is in motion (thats totally understandable!) But does that also include using the device for GPS navigation?
While checking the Ohio Revised Code, I didn't quite find anything relevant which said "dont do it". So I thought "who better to ask than the Patrol them self!"
Any advice on this subject you can provide me with will be extreamly helpful to me and others venturing into these techno-projects.
Thank you so much for your time!