I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car, or must I stop my dashcam?

If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need to stop the dashcam? (at the exact border, when the Mexican Customs and Border Protection facilities become visible, when the first Mexican agent becomes visible, when a Mexican agent asks me to stop it, etc.)

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    Umm...didn't you just ask this same question a few days ago? Jul 28, 2022 at 1:41
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    @DavidSupportsMonica This time it's about entering Mexico, not the US. Too many jurisdictions :( Jul 28, 2022 at 1:44
  • Aha! Didn’t read carefully. Sorry. Jul 28, 2022 at 2:17
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    Dupe voters - this is a different question to the other one asked recently. A different country's rules/laws would apply here.
    – Midavalo
    Jul 28, 2022 at 15:40
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    You stop it right after you pass the gum wall
    – eps
    Jul 28, 2022 at 15:47

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As a mexican citizen crossed multiple times between the US and MX by car, let me share with you, that in my last experience a few months ago, I crossed to MX while my dashcam was turned on, I really did not take any care about that, no officials stopped me, even looked at me. However, I look like mexican, I had put my mexican hat, my car has mexican plates. If your car wears US plates, I think officials take more care about your required permissions than a dashcam turned on.

I think, that situation about dash cam could be more complicated if you are crossing from MX to the US, the officials are more careful.

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