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stevegtuk

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#399854 Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

Posted by stevegtuk on Yesterday, 11:30 AM

The idea of sending video clipe to the police is a good one, I have thought about it myself. But.

 

I asked a retired chief police inspector whether it was worth driving around with a camera on then sending any clips regarding driving offences in to the police.

 

He said in theory it would be a good idea, but in practice, the amount of video evidence they would get in including people just taking a dislike to other road users for no reason would be enormous. The police have so much on their plate nowadays due cutbacks in staff and all the paper work they have to do, they probably wouldn't bother with it all.




#397709 Who Has The Lowest Premium

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

£610 with £259 excess, on an 06 mondy est tdci lx, fully comp, no points, 15 years no claims and the car is garaged with mods declared.

 

It may not be the cheapest on here, but it won't be far off being the cheapest with a Bradford postcode :lol:




#397708 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

Tis an idea lol sadly the display of anything that simulates lights is an offence as far as I know

 

I'll reword it :P

 

get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some plastic light surrounds in the rear window that look as if lights would be fitted in them (or those emergency amber strobe lights you can get on ebay, but obviously don't use them on the road) and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car.

 

Plus from reading that link, it suggests that unmarked cars have two people in most of the time. In that case if you are on your own, get a blow up doll with a hi vis vest in the passenger seat :lol:

 

James, I am aware that blue and red flashing lights are illegal for none emergency services to use, but I didn't want to write too much and lose the plot :P 

Saying that, are they allowed to be fitted providing they are only switched on on private land or shows, in the same way things like blue neons, and red lights showing at the front of the car are only allowed to be used in the same way. Or is it illegal full stop to have them, for example when emergency service cars are sold on and their lights have to be removed or painted over.




#397417 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 14 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

Or even, get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some lights in the rear window and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car ;)

 

http://www.ukspeedtr...k/police206.htm




#397416 American Teens Do The Dumbest Things

Posted by stevegtuk on 14 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

haha, yeah, but I must admit I was quite a drinker in my teen years, I used it as well as a both test for pain and intoxication! if I felt it, I wasnt drunk enough :P

I'd have thought doing it in the first place would mean you were drunk enough :lol:




#397265 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

 

I think my driving is fine, but I don't want to be the one everyone starts slagging off :lol: :oops:

It is one way of finding out if you drive as well as you think you do :lol:




#397264 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 August 2014 - 08:48 PM

Or maybe the "You are being filmed sticker"  will work better  :whistling:

 

can_you_see_my_rear_view_cameras_smile_y




#396965 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

To be honest, if nobody seems to care about you having a child in the back it won't make any difference what you do, they still won't care.




#394726 American Teens Do The Dumbest Things

Posted by stevegtuk on 06 August 2014 - 03:39 PM

If they are stupid enough to do this in the first place, they deserve what they get "burned"

 

And for their next challenge, jump in front of a moving bus :lol:




#394232 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 05 August 2014 - 08:23 AM

 

I have to deliver to our www.tdffashion.co.uk store in Bradford,

 

Subtle advertising there :lol:

 

Driving around Bradford is like walking through a jungle full of snipers.  :unsure:

 

It sure is. People don't believe me when I tell them driving in Bradford is a completely different world to driving anywhere else in the uk.

 


I have a strange premonition that, if you had an accident and its your fault, the fuse for your cam will just have blown that morning so it wasn't working and you were going to get it fixed as soon as you got back :whistling:




#394128 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 04 August 2014 - 09:26 PM

 

Given that my neighbourhood looks like Bradford (which is the worst for no car insurance),

Given that my neighbourhood IS Bradford, Im one of those who gets stung for the massive premiums thanks to the uninsured. :censored:

 

I might be using it. Thats providing I get a policeperson who is actually interested in being given the information.




#393898 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 04 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

more like this :whistling:

 

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#393842 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 04 August 2014 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. i was just concerned, that after having decided which camera to get, I would have to buy a sat nav or something similar for the gps.

Technology is changing so fast nowadays, more and more features contained in such a small piece of plastic, its still amazes me the amount of info that can be stored on such small sd cards.

 

I know its not needed but if your gonna get a camera, you might as well get the best one first time. The gps would help thwart any accusations of driving over the speed limit when the accident (god forbid) happened, rather than just going by what can be seen on video.




#393776 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 04 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

 buy if gps is a must for you then the mobius 0803 8 a better option.

 

Im not sure if it has been mentioned in the other posts regarding cams. The gps bit confuses me, is it in the camera or do you need to buy something else for it to work/




#389960 Second Hand Weekend Car

Posted by stevegtuk on 25 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

I've heard bad things about ex police cars, from ex police officers. They have said they wouldn't touch them as they are heavily abused.

Yes they are serviced regularly, and parts replaced but only when noticeably worn or damaged. They also said the parts that haven't been replaced are likely to be on their last legs as well as the strain that has been placed on the chassis and body over its time in the force.

 

The other thing, as Lenny said is, there are likely to be alot of holes where parts have been removed, such as the lights on the outside and the radios and light switches etc on the inside.