Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by John King, Aug 12, 2020.
I don't either.
Considering the state of the motorists these days why don't people have a dash cam, and tailgating cameras ?
I save a fortune on car insurance with them via discount. £50 a year
I cannot be bothered with one. It would not have happened in this case either.
I might fit a front camera if I knew who could do it. The chauffeur firm we used for work had very neat ones wired into the rain-sensor/headlight sensor on the screen behind the mirror so the camera was at the top of the screen and hidden by the mirror. Very tidy. Their concern was fraudulent crashes for insurance scams - being cut up by someone with no brake lights and being, by default, at fault of hitting them from behind.
I'm wondering about getting cameras for my bike because there is usefulness in reporting drivers who, perhaps without realising it, don't give cycles enough room. Trouble is battery life. I was out nearly 8 hours yesterday (it was hot, I was slow) and they just don't seem to work for that long. The market is for action cameras that record short trips, downhill mostly.
How much do the cameras cost and how long do they last?
Yea right, when did you last see a police car on a dual carriageway? The last police car I saw was outside Wenzels!
Been using gopros on our bikes for 12 years FRONT and REAR especially good for dog people with 30' leads
I spent a MONTH looking, trying and finally bought these two,
This one for it's rear camera, it plugs into e front camera here.
It took me 15 minutes to run UNSEEN the cable from the back to the front under the door surrounds
I have just brought the cable out to show you
I can’t have a dash cam. It would be akin to me walking to the gallows of my own free will
Then I hope you never need to prove an accident was not your fault in an insurance claim or need proof that a car hit you in a car park whilst you were away, or if you need to make any insurance claim, or........................................
Both cameras and rear come on even if someone touches the car with a trolley the two front ones are angled to cover from drivers to pax. door and front
Been driving 36 years. I’ve managed so far.
They have no battery life. Why does someone with a 30’ lead (a misnomer if ever I heard one) need a camera?
Not the dog walker, the cyclist! So that the image contains both dog walker and dog for when you crash into the 30' of near invisible lead I would imagine
I worry about drivers who go on the roads with the assumption that they will be involved in a collision. I've just taken my dog out on a 10m running line. Any cyclist who collided with it would have incriminate themselves with any camera footage.
Do you think the police will follow up if there was no accident?
I suspect Andrew has needed the video in the past. I have seen several dogs being walked on long leads where the owner had no thought for anyone else. Ten metres of dog lead across the path and the only clue is the way the dog owner is holding their arm, some times the dog may be visible.
...and that's one of the reasons that I have yet to get back on my bike, and get some recommended exercise.
Yes. There are plans for a driver awareness program in our area. It could involve exercises with policemen riding alongside club riders on popular stretches with car back-up to stop careless drivers. In North Wales they have started signing routes with advisory on giving cyclists room. The highway code is being revised to stop cars turning left across riders which can happen if the driver misjudges the distance to their turn and overtakes instead of holding back.
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