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General Chat Thread, Looking for a car version of a "Black Box" in General; The company i used to work for had 3 vans and one of the CPC cameras in each one and ...
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    The company i used to work for had 3 vans and one of the CPC cameras in each one and they have saved more than their cost in insurance premiums over 2 years, and have proved effective in proving blame in the case of accidents. I highly recomend them.

    They can feel a bit big brother though as they will also trigger a record save in the event of erratic driving or going through big potholes!

    Regards.

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    If you've got an Android phone, check out the "DailyRoads Voyager" app.

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    MiniDVR 3 Bullet Cameras System

    Is another option and has a car mode.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    MiniDVR 3 Bullet Cameras System

    Is another option and has a car mode.

    Ben
    I'm sure it's completely legitimate, but I can't help but refrain from visiting a site called dogcamsport, whilst at work.

    It makes me think of Stan Collymore not playing Football. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I'm sure it's completely legitimate, but I can't help but refrain from visiting a site called dogcamsport, whilst at work.

    It makes me think of Stan Collymore not playing Football. ;-)
    Lol yes it is and one of the main suppliers of decent bullet cams etc... from what I can see.

    Ben

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    How would a dashboard mounted camera pointing in the direction you are driving help if someone crashes into the back of your car? Surely you would need two cameras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    How would a dashboard mounted camera pointing in the direction you are driving help if someone crashes into the back of your car? Surely you would need two cameras?
    The general rule of thumb is that if a person crashes into the rear of you, they were too close to you and it would be classed as their fault. If you have a camera that is pointing forward, it would still record the driving conditions in front of you which you could still use as evidence that you did no wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    The general rule of thumb is that if a person crashes into the rear of you, they were too close to you and it would be classed as their fault. If you have a camera that is pointing forward, it would still record the driving conditions in front of you which you could still use as evidence that you did no wrong.
    This would not help if you crash when changing lanes and you did not move into a gap large enough to give the car behind you sufficient stopping distance. The front mounted camera does protect you from scammers moving into your lane in front of you and suddenly braking though ... but doesn't cover if you do it. A frequent cause of collisions on dual- / multi-lane roads is people changing lanes and there being insufficient stopping distance, forcing other drives to have to take evasive action ... having a rear camera can make a big difference here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    This would not help if you crash when changing lanes and you did not move into a gap large enough to give the car behind you sufficient stopping distance. The front mounted camera does protect you from scammers moving into your lane in front of you and suddenly braking though ... but doesn't cover if you do it. A frequent cause of collisions on dual- / multi-lane roads is people changing lanes and there being insufficient stopping distance, forcing other drives to have to take evasive action ... having a rear camera can make a big difference here too.
    No it wouldn't help in all cases, but it would still give you an upper hand over not having any camera in your car, in a lot of accidents.

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    It could also help record others committing a crime as shown below.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/2ex6dHzcgOE&hl

    This video, and the attitude of the woman in it is truly shocking. (Not gory or anything)

    Edit: Rather convenient that it was filmed, but for obvious reasons, this wasn't staged.
    Last edited by AyatollahPies; 17th July 2011 at 11:10 PM.

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    Sorry to bring up an old thread, Did anybody ever get an in car DVR? or someone that has one already? Been thinking about getting one for a long time, my car gets hit at the rate of once a year and touch wood people have always admitted liability but you never know!

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