M240i vs TTRS - Go to jail, go directly to jail....

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M240i vs TTRS - Go to jail, go directly to jail....

Post by WAFU7 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm

From the latest edition of Top Gear magazine. The perils of using public roads for jousting contests when every other car is capable of putting you on Candid Camera.

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Post by Ezzra » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Everyone hates a grass.
"You cannot sedate, all that you hate".

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Post by Begall » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:03 pm

Ezzra wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Everyone hates a grass.
Actually, I quite like that on this one occasion there were some consequences for using a public road as a private test track.

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Post by Stegosaurus » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11 pm

What was he alarmed to see though?! You can't leave it on a cliff hanger there at the end!
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Post by Quattrodave » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:12 pm

and whats more they were arsing around in cars that weren't theirs!

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Post by Sam_M » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Ezzra wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Everyone hates a grass.
Speak for yourself :)

Sounds like these two plonkers deserved to have the book thrown at them.

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Post by Sam_M » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:19 pm

Stegosaurus wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11 pm
What was he alarmed to see though?! You can't leave it on a cliff hanger there at the end!
It's in the image above, albeit needing a magnifying glass to read :D

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Post by OneTwenty » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:26 pm

In this case it was probably good, dealer staff shouldn't be racing cars that don't belong to them.

But overall, this dash cam culture worries me for a number of reasons. Lets say someone decided they wanted me to lose my license, all they need to do is buy some old shitbox, fill it with a load of knuckleheads and then follow me down a dark country lane in a threatening manner whilst filming. I would be slightly worried having some idiots trying to follow me and would assume they wanted the car so would certainly put my foot down to get away from them. I've been followed like this before in previous desirable/fast cars and it's very unnerving!!

They then film this and report me to the Police, I get a visit and lose my license because they have "evidence". It's not context based and IMO the "evidence" shouldn't be allowed to be used by the Police as IMO they should have to actually witness the event in question in person.

I'm sure armed with a dash cam I could easily set something up to put someone driving in a bad light. It only needs someone with a grudge/jealous streak to do such a thing.
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Post by KR15 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:28 pm

Ezzra wrote:Everyone hates a grass.
So you advocate people dicking around on public roads in lethal weapons?

Are you 12?
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Post by Quattrodave » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:32 pm

OneTwenty wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:26 pm
In this case it was probably good, dealer staff shouldn't be racing cars that don't belong to them.

But overall, this dash cam culture worries me for a number of reasons. Lets say someone decided they wanted me to lose my license, all they need to do is buy some old shitbox, fill it with a load of knuckleheads and then follow me down a dark country lane in a threatening manner whilst filming. I would be slightly worried having some idiots trying to follow me and would assume they wanted the car so would certainly put my foot down to get away from them. I've been followed like this before in previous desirable/fast cars and it's very unnerving!!

They then film this and report me to the Police, I get a visit and lose my license because they have "evidence". It's not context based and IMO the "evidence" shouldn't be allowed to be used by the Police as IMO they should have to actually witness the event in question in person.

I'm sure armed with a dash cam I could easily set something up to put someone driving in a bad light. It only needs someone with a grudge/jealous streak to do such a thing.
Yep valid example and concern. Course default response will be the same as NRA's response to every gun killing in America - wouldn't happen if you had one too!

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Post by Quattrodave » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:33 pm

KR15 wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:28 pm
Ezzra wrote:Everyone hates a grass.
So you advocate people dicking around on public roads in lethal weapons?

Are you 12?
Geez, overreaction of the day to what I saw as a tongue in cheek remark.

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Post by MrTurner » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:47 pm

If you want to mess about in this manner, and there is a car behind you, would it have not made sense to let that car go by? If I was tooling around and there was a C3 behind I'd let it by?! I'm assuming the footage is pretty bad/substantial for charges to be made.

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Post by KR15 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:57 pm

Quattrodave wrote:
KR15 wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:28 pm
Ezzra wrote:Everyone hates a grass.
So you advocate people dicking around on public roads in lethal weapons?

Are you 12?
Geez, overreaction of the day to what I saw as a tongue in cheek remark.
Ha, maybe. I'm just fed up with the amount of arseholes on the roads these days (maybe it's been always?).

Anyway, if it was a tongue in cheek remark then fair enough.

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Post by KR15 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:00 pm

OneTwenty wrote:In this case it was probably good, dealer staff shouldn't be racing cars that don't belong to them.

But overall, this dash cam culture worries me for a number of reasons. Lets say someone decided they wanted me to lose my license, all they need to do is buy some old shitbox, fill it with a load of knuckleheads and then follow me down a dark country lane in a threatening manner whilst filming. I would be slightly worried having some idiots trying to follow me and would assume they wanted the car so would certainly put my foot down to get away from them. I've been followed like this before in previous desirable/fast cars and it's very unnerving!!

They then film this and report me to the Police, I get a visit and lose my license because they have "evidence". It's not context based and IMO the "evidence" shouldn't be allowed to be used by the Police as IMO they should have to actually witness the event in question in person.

I'm sure armed with a dash cam I could easily set something up to put someone driving in a bad light. It only needs someone with a grudge/jealous streak to do such a thing.
I can never make my mind up whether they are a good thing or not.

When I see things like that this is makes me consider getting one.

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Post by Kerr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:03 pm

To he fair if his account is correct the two of them deserved to be grassed in. That isn't just having a bit of fun if you're intimidating and bullying other road users.

I don't think the police get too bothered with petty incidents caught on camera.

There is that many dashcams that there is a good chance you'll get caught out at some point.

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