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On dash cams.

Post by justahoby » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:06 pm

I am looking at getting an on dash cam, for two of my vehicles. Track runs, street cruises,but the big motivator: Some people want mullah trying to get me to rear end them, especially on my older driver with no ABS.. Like stopping on on ramps suddenly and weaving to try to get me to hit them, never have since I habitually afraid to tail gate, never know when I need to prove they were in fact wreckless.. Last incident says I need to get one now, I know at fault rear end laws would make it hard to turn something around, on TV I saw someone that took one in to court got the car hit ( the car car hit obviously was trying to create an accident) to be decided by the judge to be charged with wreckless driving.. I myself am not new to road rage, but this woman threw me for a loop, mad at the first moment.. still unsure of actual rage reason.. Anyone know of a decent cam to buy?
As I'm approaching 40,I still think I'm 20. What the hell is wrong with me?

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Post by Kenova » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:31 pm

justahoby wrote:...... this woman threw me for a loop, mad at the first moment.. still unsure of actual rage reason.. Anyone know of a decent cam to buy?
Probably some wack job eco-nazi who was pissed off because you were driving an older vehicle (something other than a Prius).
My youngest son is a long haul truck driver. I would feel a lot better with him on the road if he also had a dash-cam. The crap people do in front of rigs is just mind boggling.
Whatever you choose you will want a high quality picture. Nothing worse than trying to prove your case with a fuzzy video. A camera that will automatically loop back to the beginning and continue to record when full would be a good idea, and you will also want something with lots of recording time.
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Post by Kevin Johnson » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:12 am

My mother was a victim of this in the L.A. area while driving her old Caddy -- insurance company paid anyway as it is difficult (without a video) to prove someone deliberately tried to get someone to rear end them for insurance.

:lol: After the Caddy she got a nice looking Tahoe. It got stolen -- my sister in L.A. called her and said "Mom, I think I see your car on the news." It was used to transport illegal aliens across the border and got shot up during a chase. Nice video for the insurance company. =D>

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Post by justahoby » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:23 am

I ordered one for now, but this was when I was in my wifes car, but the cam is going into my older ride for sure. It is a cheapie, but will let you know the quality of picture for the cost. It is front and rear view .... been reading some cheap are junk and some are good picture... will upgrade to a 200 dollar one or better when my happy birthday comes around... Like all things, I get the camera ,nothing will happen, go without it- then I am screwed.... in that it will pay for itself!!!! Same with gps in my car, if its my luck to not have it ever needed upon buying it... thats good enough for me!
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Post by Walter R. Malik » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:55 pm

About 15 years ago, I actually had someone put their car in reverse and BACK in into me on purpose at a traffic light ... they even had a "witness" on the sidewalk.

If it wouldn't have been for some industrious "insurance investigator" catching them in the fraud of claiming a "whiplash", that incident would have cost me a bunch of money in raised insurance rates.
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Post by justahoby » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:16 pm

My camera never came in the mail... maybe I was ripped off... BUT i found a very clear free app for my iphone... records sound, speed, and the picture is far clearer than the regular video recorder thats programmed into the phone from the factory... it records a very long time, after your done driving you can erase.....or keep ... and it was free :mrgreen:
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Post by raynorshine » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:30 am

friend of mine bought a G0-PRO Camera...hero 2....about $200.xx, i'm surprised how good the pic and sound is, does a good job of recording his passes.. =D>
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Post by Dodge Freak » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:09 pm

I had some old man slam on his brakes after I squeal my tires taking off from the stoplight. I was just some young punk at the time and did hit his car, I was tick off and agreed to follow him down to the police dept.

Once inside he tells the cop that he heard a loud noise and thought there might have been a problem with his car so he stop. Cop just wrote everything down and let us go, I later seen that accident was record as my fault on my driving record, lol

It was OK thou, woke me up to always drive with both feet, my left foot always rests on the brake pedal and I can start braking as I let off the gas. Yeah some folks don't like our "dirty" old cars, well I'm not too nuts about their fancy rides :lol:

Here in the states you are to have control of your car at all times. A person could have a "good reason" for stopping off an exit ramp, maybe they had to sneeze or they thought they seen something on the road or like my old jerk said thought there was a problem with his car.

Some people are jerks on the road, not sure making a big issue of it is the way to go, I just try to pass and forget but the rules of the road are a little different in Canada, cops have a right to ask you questions, etc

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