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March 26, 2018

Joined: May 8, 2014
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Dash cams

March 26, 2018

hi all thought I'd ask if anyone has a dash cam fitted.??? Reason with having Sky there is a program on the "Worlds Worst Drivers" which is quite funny ,not funny ha ha ,but funny frightening. There is also a discount by car insurance companies having this item fitted ,so after seeing the results of people who have had a camera fitted and how stupid some drivers are on our roads ,me thinks get one . The reason is that in the 50 odd years of driving all over the world ( touch wood) I've been lucky only having 2 accidents,one in Herford were a guy undertook a bus and hit me,and the other in the town hall car park of Rochdale when a woman pulled out and hit my rear door on my Volvo ,both not my fault. So after holidaying in India and seeing multiple accidents and this tv documentary on how crazy some drivers are on the roads mmmmmm got one fitted,and it's paying for itself on my car insurance. One thing I won't be doing in my car is going to Russia as they're really really daft on the road .

March 26, 2018

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1286
Dash cams

March 26, 2018

Got one about two years ago & thankfully have never needed it as proof of any mishaps, but it's nice to have as extra "insurance", especially against scam "accidents". I've also got two speed camera detectors fitted, one as an elongated rear view mirror, the other atop the dashboard. The first warns me of any approaching traps, the other whether the camera is "live" or not - very few Gatso's are actually operational these days (cost to service / maintain), but again, "extra "insurance" because just one case of being caught costs more than the purchase ! I know it's better to stay within the limits, but sometimes............!!!   John (JKW)

April 4, 2018

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 1384
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April 4, 2018

I have just watched a dash cam video on fb. Young woman driving, boyfriend as passenger. Straight road in town outskirts, lots of traffic lights and roundabouts. Woman travelling at the 30 mph speed limit, early evening, dry road well lit, weather fine. Ahead of them a yob on a bicycle waits till they are 100 yards or so away drops his bike and lies in the road saying they ran into him. Boyfriend winds window down tells yob it’s all on dash cam, yob gets up picks up his bike , tells boyfriend to eff off and departs very disgruntled. Apparently it’s a well rehearsed and much imitated scam. Imagine the woman had been alone and no dash cam!

April 8, 2018

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1812
Dash cams

April 8, 2018

Yesterday I fitted a dash cam to my family motor ,dos it make me a better driver mmmm, dos it make other people better drivers mmmm haven't a clue ,will it document driving on today's busy roads yes and possibly save me false claims from the cowboys who want easy money .

April 8, 2018

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1286
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April 8, 2018

Bob, Unless you've hard wired it in (which I haven't), then you must remember to always plug it in (cig lighter socket) BEFORE every journey. The ONE time I forgot to do so, shortly after installing my dash cam, was when a huge Pickford's Removal truck tried to deliberately  run me off the road, forcing me into evasive action. He did so, IMO, because I'd narked said Pickford driver by overtaking him earlier - without the photo evidence, plus the action by me in avoiding a major accident meant I was unable to get his number plate, & therefore  I realised raising a complaint was useless. It was Sod's Law of course, no dash cam on & the only time it was needed ! Lesson learned by JKW ;  it's second nature now to ALWAYS plug it in to my "live" cig socket (hence why I cannot leave it plugged in). John (JKW)

April 9, 2018

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Posts: 1812
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April 9, 2018

Thanks for advice John ,I managed to get some 3m wall stickers to do the wiring,and as you stated as none of smoke it's plugged into the cigarette hole . The camera is the type that comes on/off when the engine is running/off  with a nice hello or goodbye.

April 16, 2018

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 1050
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April 16, 2018

Bob, What does if do when some HGV nit tries to do the dirty on your car , tell him to go forth and multiply elsewhere at a great rate of knots???

April 16, 2018

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1812
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April 16, 2018

Bob the problem I have as an old HGV driver is our continental cousins driving their LHD trucks whilst on the feckin phone ,especially the ones from Poland Rumania Hungary etc yep talk about dicing with death .


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