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The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight last won the day on March 29 2015

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About The Dark Knight

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  1. It's a Nextbase 101 which is really basic to be honest and the picture quality isn't fantastic when not at close range but as its the back window, I don't mind. I shell out more for the front facing camera.
  2. I indicated and pulled out and did not realise just how fast this guy was suddenly bearing down on me. He then decided to tailgate me! Yes I could have moved back to the inside lane but he would have just tailgated the next person and there were several HGV's down the inside lane so it seemed pointless moving back in between each one. I didn't brake check him like some people do, I just cruised along before very steadily moving out of his way.
  3. Quick sample footage. The motion detection was far too sensitive even on lowest setting so opted for this in parking mode which uses less space on the card and less power. That being said, as it does not record sound, I'd be tempted to change it back to motion detection if I know I am parking in areas where there has been vehicle crime recently for example. Piece of cake to change with the app
  4. As per video description, I was on the phone to the police while this unfolded (hands free), hence it is muted. Hope they found her...
  5. Not only is it worth having a dash cam, in my case front and back facing, but being vigilant is very useful with more and more people trying this. Last year I remember cruising down the A38 when it was quiet and 3 Asian guys in a new Toyota Avensis (probably rented) very steadily overtook before beginning to move back to the inside lane quite close to me. I braked a little to give more distance and was poised and ready for any sudden braking. Nothing happened but being alert to it whenever possible helps. The case in the news story is on the Channel 5 programme and worth a watch - Starts at 19 minutes in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-39531227 https://www.my5.tv/where-theres-blame-ther.../episode-1
  6. There is a small polarised lens cover available online which reduces glare and reflections off the dashboard. It's £30 though!
  7. Well I am pleased to say the engineer has been and installed it for me. Such a neat job with all the cable tucked away behind the roof lining! No more of this 12v cable with clips (backed up by blu-tack when it's hot) I've fiddled with the settings and will see how it goes. Picture quality great but a degree of reflection in the sunlight which will not be so bad when its not so blazing! Its great that the settings can be adjusted over the wi-fi.
  8. Well after much research including YouTube videos and reading many reviews (the vast majority turned out very positive), I decided to purchase a Thinkware F770 from Chameleon and opted for the hard wire version. Found a 12% voucher code which gave me a decent saving over their standard price of £219. I have also arranged for one of their engineers to attend and wire it all in. Will report back in due course. Roadhawk DC-2 going in the for sale section soon. Shouldn't be a problem for someone up on computer/technical skills
  9. Eyeing up the Thinkware F770 now my Roadhawk is glitchy and on its way out. Is there any benefit to hard wiring over 12v plug in other than it being tidier and more convenient? Cheers
  10. In the still you can just about make out her right hand to her right ear, if only the camera could see her as clearly as I could. Also, you should stop on an amber light unless to do so would be unsafe. One of the stills shows that she wasn't even in frame when the lights were on amber and had just changed to red before she had crossed the line.
  11. Unfortunately the general consensus is that police actually have to see them to issue a ticket. I did tweet it to my local SNT and traffic police but no reply. They haven't got time or resources to chase down every bit of footage on dashcam but at least its one to look out for when they are out and about.
  12. Word has reached my ear about this so I thought I'd share it here and copy my response from another forum re the Consumer Rights Act 2015. https://www.discosportforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5958 S.31 of the 2015 Act: (1)A term of a contract to supply goods is not binding on the consumer to the extent that it would exclude or restrict the trader's liability arising under any of these provisions— (a)section 9 (goods to be of satisfactory quality); (b)section 10 (goods to be fit for particular purpose); (c)section 11 (goods to be as described); (d)section 12 (other pre-contract information included in contract); (e)section 13 (goods to match a sample); (f)section 14 (goods to match a model seen or examined); (2)That also means that a term of a contract to supply goods is not binding on the consumer to the extent that it would— (a)exclude or restrict a right or remedy in respect of a liability under a provision listed in subsection (1), (b)make such a right or remedy or its enforcement subject to a restrictive or onerous condition, (c)allow a trader to put a person at a disadvantage as a result of pursuing such a right or remedy Oh and let's not forget the crap that JLR dealers could land themselves in with trading standards for breaching the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008: Aggressive commercial practices 7.—(1) A commercial practice is aggressive if, in its factual context, taking account of all of its features and circumstances— (a)it significantly impairs or is likely significantly to impair the average consumer’s freedom of choice or conduct in relation to the product concerned through the use of harassment, coercion or undue influence; and (b)it thereby causes or is likely to cause him to take a transactional decision he would not have taken otherwise. (2) In determining whether a commercial practice uses harassment, coercion or undue influence account shall be taken of— (a)its timing, location, nature or persistence; (b)the use of threatening or abusive language or behaviour; (c)the exploitation by the trader of any specific misfortune or circumstance of such gravity as to impair the consumer’s judgment, of which the trader is aware, to influence the consumer’s decision with regard to the product; (d)any onerous or disproportionate non-contractual barrier imposed by the trader where a consumer wishes to exercise rights under the contract, including rights to terminate a contract or to switch to another product or another trader; and (e)any threat to take any action which cannot legally be taken. (3) In this regulation— (a)“coercion” includes the use of physical force; and (b)“undue influence” means exploiting a position of power in relation to the consumer so as to apply pressure, even without using or threatening to use physical force, in a way which significantly limits the consumer’s ability to make an informed decision Penalty for offences 13. A person guilty of an offence under regulation 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 shall be liable— (a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; or (b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.
  13. 8 years. Should have been longer so let's hope he gets duffed up inside. http://m.derbytelegraph.co.uk/alexander-hogg-sentenced-to-eight-years-in-prison-after-hilton-police-chase-crash/story-30333045-detail/story.html