The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight last won the day on March 29 2015

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  1. The rear camera is a Nextbase 101 which is cheap and not the best picture quality but I don't mind for the back. The front camera is a Thinkware F770 which is great and has wifi and an app etc.
  2. With nobody behind me at the lights, I did some lurking because I thought some serious road rage was on hand for a minute. The guy in the white van was leaning out of the window at one point.
  3. This berk gave the red light a miss so I sounded my horn which fell on deaf ears as he ploughed on with no awareness!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. There is a small polarised lens cover available online which reduces glare and reflections off the dashboard. It's £30 though!
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.