The Dark Knight

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  1. I think its a lack of forward thinking by the RRS in the first clip. He just thought he would go for it on the straight stretch but underestimated how long it would take to get past. He also overtook into a right turn box and of course there could have been cars pulling out of the side turning. He was certainly closer to me than the camera makes it look. With the Skoda, I was doing almost 60 so he had to exceed that to get past and going up a hill with a dip before a left hand bend. Any sports bike coming around that bend would have been on him before he could do much about it. A bit further up the road was a nice straight stetch! Patience needed!
  2. Got home today from a family holiday in Scotland this last week. We stayed in St Andrews and due to needing the extra luggage capacity, I drove my dads Audi A4 Avant. I took the liberty of fitting my dashcam into his car just in case and we captured the usual iffy moments...
  3. Personally I would get a garage to give it a once over before buying a replacement. If not a Ford dealer, go to a good local garage and get their opinion.
  4. I'm not up on intercoolers but I'm concerned why such a new car has an intercooler in poor condition. Can you be more specific as to the condition? Also, you will need to declare any changes to your insurance company regardless of whether or not it enhances performance. Only consumable parts like better quality bulbs or wiper blades are exempt really. Fitting HIDS for example would need declaring.
  5. We could have a news style intro to these videos along the lines of "This week on dickheads" lol
  6. Absolute bell end in a Clio. Tailgating a Fiesta, throwing litter and a dangerous overtake on a bridge. Didn't check properly, just charged onto other side of road and not far from a head on.
  7. Any vibration at all through the steering wheel? I had a buckled wheel on my car once that gave me some grief. How long have you had the car and where did you buy it from?
  8. Well it didn't take long to catch some footage on the newly replaced camera. Any mitigating circumstances for the Nissan running the red light do you think? If I were in his position, I'd have stayed put because he isn't blocking the pedestrian crossing and unlike the cars in front of him, he isn't committed into the actual box to turn right and therefore not blocking the junction. It very much appeared like the Fiat 500 was trying to reverse having taken a wrong turn. Dangerous thing to do if so!
  9. My Roadhawk DC-2 (purchased December 14) was acting up recently and either not working at all or suddenly bursting into life mid journey. I was eyeing up a replacement camera when I realised that it had a 2 year warranty. I emailed their support people and exchanged several emails with their tech support manager. He said these were classic symptoms of corrupted data on the card and a simple format using the supplied software was insufficient. The card needed a full format which can take quite a while in some cases. As I use a Mac, he said I needed to download SD Formatter in order to format it to the required settings. This failed so I boxed it up and posted it to them. They ran tests and it is indeed faulty. Brand new DC-2 has been posted and is now up and running nicely. Very pleased with the service.
  10. Berk! By the way mate, the infamous mini roundabout up the road from me that has been the scene of many videos has been replaced by a set of traffic lights and a widened junction. Now my dashcam has been replaced (separate topic coming up), I look forward to gathering evidence of the red light runners I have already noticed when out walking the dog!
  11. Well said
  12. This berk in a Peugeot came flying up behind me and actually braked to the point of tailgating before deciding to accelerate into the outside lane to get past me before the exit. All in the wet and didn't it make so much time up for him? WOW!