Uncle Tupelo wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:48 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.
In the scenario above, if the only thing you are doing which is illegal is speeding, then I don't believe you would be in trouble as dashcams are not calibrated speed guns. And if the car behind was driving in a threatening manner, I suspect the dashcam footage would illustrate that so sharing it with the police would be rather counter productive for said knuckleheads?
You would hope so, but you never know these days!
I don't have a dash cam as yet, as it would bother me if I drove like a bit of a dick somewhere and then reviewed my own footage!!
And by driving like a dick I mean going a bit over the limit, or going a bit too quick, not anything dangerous to others.
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