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#551901 - 05/01/19 02:56 PM Poor driving dashcam footage
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#551909 - 05/01/19 03:06 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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Good grief, makes you think twice about going out for a drive. Thank goodness we have no motorways in Norfolk.
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#551928 - 05/01/19 04:20 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: lowebird]
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If you drive a fair few miles (36K+ per year for me)....this type of driving is seen fairly often these days swear
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#551929 - 05/01/19 04:25 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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The M25 is shocking for lane changing zig zagging at high speed......
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#551938 - 05/01/19 05:12 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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Scary stuff isn't it.

Having a dashcam on board has become an essential requirement for us now. We seem to be witnessing more and more incidences of dangerous driving and totally over-the-top road rage. We're in N E Derbyshire.
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#551942 - 05/01/19 05:25 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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As long as we do not end up being like Russia, the dashcams from there are beyond any sense.
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#551948 - 05/01/19 06:04 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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I got addicted to Russian dashcam footage for a while........it's absolutely barmy what they do there................
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#551951 - 05/01/19 06:24 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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Even scarier is the amount of times people who post their footage in the USA see it as normal to grab hold of a gun check out some of the USA road Rage ones makes the Russians just look like careless drivers!
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#551970 - 05/01/19 07:46 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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Some if not most of that driving is bad but not all of it. I must say I worry about vigilante civilians shopping drivers to plod. There are people out there who think that 55 mph in a 70 limit is fast and anyone overtaking them is dangerous

I've come across a few self appointed policemen in my time.

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#551998 - 05/01/19 09:05 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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I know I shouldn’t, but when I see crap stuck to a windscreen, I think, crap driver and/or moron, engage evasive manoeuvres.

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#552013 - 05/01/19 10:35 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
I know I shouldn’t, but when I see crap stuck to a windscreen, I think, crap driver and/or moron, engage evasive manoeuvres.


Very much depends on where on the windscreen. Unless it's fluffy dice.
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#552037 - 06/01/19 07:51 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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I wished I had one fitted a couple of days ago when some idiot decided to overtake me by going the wrong side of two traffic islands then cut in front to make a left turn. I would certainly have submitted the footage to Plod.
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#552040 - 06/01/19 08:31 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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A couple of years ago I witnessed a bloke with a death wish repeatedly overtaking on the wrong side of the road, almost forcing oncoming drivers off the road (the looks of terror on their faces showed how scared they were). I phoned the police with the details because I was concerned that his, or some innocent driver coming the other way, luck would run out. The police said that there was nothing they could do without video evidence!
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#552042 - 06/01/19 08:42 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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Two years ago a work colleague lost a leg (that’s the whole leg) in a horrific accident whilst out on his Harley Davidson. How he survived is a miracle. It was commonly assumed that the car coming the other way that hit him had simply lost control through bad driving. When the dash-cam footage became available however, it turned out that his (former) best mate who was with him on another bike had ridden recklessly causing the car to lose control having to take avoiding action.
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#552043 - 06/01/19 08:44 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
I know I shouldn’t, but when I see crap stuck to a windscreen, I think, crap driver and/or moron, engage evasive manoeuvres.



Why so ewn? Why does a satnav or camera make a crap driver or moron? (as long as they’re not right in front of the drivers vision of course).
Personallly I hate to see beads/smell diffusers/babies shoes/lucky charms etc hanging from the rear view mirror as they sway around and must be more distracting.
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#552067 - 06/01/19 10:43 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: N22MOG]
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Originally Posted By N22MOG
Originally Posted By ewn
I know I shouldn’t, but when I see crap stuck to a windscreen, I think, crap driver and/or moron, engage evasive manoeuvres.



Why so ewn? Why does a satnav or camera make a crap driver or moron? (as long as they’re not right in front of the drivers vision of course).
Personallly I hate to see beads/smell diffusers/babies shoes/lucky charms etc hanging from the rear view mirror as they sway around and must be more distracting.



So should we all get a dash cam , they are around £25 on amazon !
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#552070 - 06/01/19 11:23 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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I use one most of the time in the Morgan, when people see it they tend to lose focus and can wander off the path or course a bit. Even with the foghorn exhausts as early warning. I also use it when parked (some offer movement triggers) in multi-stories after some donkey hit it.
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#552077 - 06/01/19 11:40 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: N22MOG]
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Originally Posted By N22MOG
Originally Posted By ewn
I know I shouldn’t, but when I see crap stuck to a windscreen, I think, crap driver and/or moron, engage evasive manoeuvres.



Why so ewn? Why does a satnav or camera make a crap driver or moron? (as long as they’re not right in front of the drivers vision of course).
Personallly I hate to see beads/smell diffusers/babies shoes/lucky charms etc hanging from the rear view mirror as they sway around and must be more distracting.


Even I know it’s a stupid assumption, but it’s probably directly related to how visible the devices are, as to how poor the driving will be. So you’re right, it’s not the devices as such, if they’re inconspicuous then I won’t be able to make an irrational opinion about the driver.
The dashcams do serve a useful purpose, but not if the driver is more interested in other people’s actions than their own. YouTube clips are quite addictive, but I often think the guy with the dash cam is worse than the other motorist who has has simply misjudged and could do with an accommodating reaction from the filmer , rather than deliberately trying to inflame a situation.

Satnavs aglow, visible from a mile behind on a main road, I don’t understand either. If they have fifty miles to go, why not turn the thing off, look out the windscreen and pay attention to what’s going on around you.

Please also remember, this is only the internet and I’m only an idiot having a cup of coffee, My opinion isn’t gospel and I’m likely to change it at the drop of a hat anyway.
So don’t worry, I generally like to think the best of everyone I meet until proven otherwise.

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#552090 - 06/01/19 12:37 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
Satnavs aglow, visible from a mile behind on a main road, I don’t understand either. If they have fifty miles to go, why not turn the thing off, look out the windscreen and pay attention to what’s going on around you.

They usually turn the screen off after a minute. It is still an offence similar to a mobile phone otherwise.
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#552117 - 06/01/19 01:41 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
[quote=N22MOG]
Please also remember, this is only the internet and I’m only an idiot having a cup of coffee, My opinion isn’t gospel and I’m likely to change it at the drop of a hat anyway.
So don’t worry, I generally like to think the best of everyone I meet until proven otherwise.



That applies to us all - but not all of us realise it!

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#552119 - 06/01/19 01:43 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By ewn
Satnavs aglow, visible from a mile behind on a main road, I don’t understand either. If they have fifty miles to go, why not turn the thing off, look out the windscreen and pay attention to what’s going on around you.

They usually turn the screen off after a minute. It is still an offence similar to a mobile phone otherwise.


Sorry but you are mistaken. Its debateable whether using a satnav is an offence - that depends on plod and the beak on any given day. But the turn if off after a minute certainly is wrong. Its either an offence or not irrespective of how long it runs.

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#552138 - 06/01/19 02:32 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: howard]
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Originally Posted By howard
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By ewn
Satnavs aglow, visible from a mile behind on a main road, I don’t understand either. If they have fifty miles to go, why not turn the thing off, look out the windscreen and pay attention to what’s going on around you.

They usually turn the screen off after a minute. It is still an offence similar to a mobile phone otherwise.


Sorry but you are mistaken. Its debateable whether using a satnav is an offence - that depends on plod and the beak on any given day. But the turn if off after a minute certainly is wrong. Its either an offence or not irrespective of how long it runs.

I didn't say turn it off, I said it turns itself off, so I am not wrong there. It is an offence if the police think it was distracting you from driving.
PS My mistake, A senior moment, I meant Dash-Cams! blush


Edited by BobtheTrain (06/01/19 03:14 PM)
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#552145 - 06/01/19 02:39 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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We had a Peugeot RCZ for a while , (actually a nice car by the way), the satnav on that popped up from the dash and was right in your face, made the thing practically unusable and was rarely turned on.

If all the sad twerps with dashcams blocking their view would report those doughballs with satnavs blocking their view, then report themselves for lacking attention to the road, they’d be doing me a favour! laugh2

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#552146 - 06/01/19 02:41 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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None of my (few) Satnavs have turned off their screens automatically. But I rarely use one, even less mount one on the dash.
Both dashcams, however, do so by default. A change of settings can negate this.
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#552218 - 06/01/19 06:19 PM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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The dash cam I bought swmbo for Christmas turns its display off after 2m30s. I have mounted it so that from the driving seat, it is obscured by the rear view mirror and does not reduce visibility through the screen.
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#552339 - 07/01/19 11:29 AM Re: Poor driving dashcam footage [Re: madmax]
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If you want to see dashcam footage go to youtube!
A mix of content from poor driving caught by random cameras to dashcam warrior stuff who seem to go out of their way to film and post.
Russia seems a place to avoid! shocked2 scared
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