The van was out of road and in danger of being rear ended by the other lorry because he had to break.
I agree Ian,
He was not forcing his way onto the motorway, he gauged his entry perfectly, in that he was entering an empty inside lane at a speed faster than the Lorry already in the inside lane.
It was the wagon driver at fault there, experiance should have taught him not to cut back into the inside lane if he is blind to the merging traffic expected to enter from a slip road.
If I'm travelling in the inside lane on a motorway/ dual carriageway, on approaching a slip road merge point, I always move into lane two [if safe to do so] to make it easier for said merging traffice. Motorways like all roads are shared enviroments, it's not a case of I'm here first so you can "Pittle Off"
They are sending a replacement lens, so will replace it when that eventually arrives. I might have a go at cleaning the sensor which is something they suggested before saying that they will send a new lens, but I assume I would have to take the lens apart to do that? And yes it is the standard lens on mine.
hope it comes quicker than my replacement battery did but least ways you can still run on the faulty one, bet your liking it
It's an easy job replacing a lense, I had one of mine out when I was seeing how easy or not easy it would be to fit it in the rain sensor cover. With the body of the camera placed behind the rear view mirror, but discounted the idea in the end.
I reckon you are both within your rights to it being sorted under warranty. Now if you ask for the camera's replacing, the sellers would most likely require you to send them back, and if thats China..................
They are more than likely to be happy sending you a replacement lense, little cost to them, less hassle and expense to you. Besides better than crap reviews being made regards their product and or service.
Keep us posted in regard to what you end up doing and how you get on.
Phil if your Mobius looks like Kurts photos of his in post #517 then you have the standard lense. If it differs in that the lense on yours has a collar about 5mm making it stick out past the body of the camera, then it's a wide angle lense.
For your info I have my wide angled Mobius, not set at the wide setting but at the standared setting. Though the standared setting on the wide angle lense is still wider then the Standard lense version, but not by very much. If you query why I set it up that way, read my later posts I posted on this thread last year.
I've had one in my front facing wide lense Mobius since August, with my original purchase of a Kingston 32GB in my rear facing standard lense Mobius, no problems with either.
Initial problem I have had was my China Bangood supplied camera came with a faulty battery. They took my word for it [sent photos] and supplied me with a new battery but that took over a month to arrive.
I'll be on the original smaller batteries, and the only problem I found with them was going on holiday for ten days. Come back from abroad popped them back in the car and they would not record. Next time I'm abroad and park at the airport I'll take a mains charger with me and charge them up prior to flying back.
Incidently I've only taken the cameras out of the car the once, as outlined above.
Off top of my head the 64GB was a class 10
Would feel naked [ if you get my drift] if I did not have cameras in the motor
i agree but in Ireland they are literally never around when there is an offence such as tailgating going on,
And there in lies the problem Mark, 99.9999% [a guess] of the time the police are not there, nor could possibly be expected to be there. And so it goes on because of that very fact, million to one chance of getting pulled for tailgating [anyone notice I've up the percentage of probability] Yer I'll take them odds..............get a move on why don't you I've places to go w@nker
Basically a law that is in the most part, in real world circumstances unable in prosecute the vast majority of transgressors, is worth less than the paper it was written on. On top of that, again in the real world most coppers would give it a low priority and deem it not worth the paperwork, due to pressure of work load / force priorities
Obviously, if such drivers by their driving style go onto cause death or serious injury, then it will merit the paper work. But that is after the event policing, not a dig at the police just highlighting the reality of the real world.
Also not all tailgating takes place on a road where the person being tailgated has options to pull into another lane, like on the vast majority of the roads in the UK, moving over is not an option.
I guess to do trials you need to have defined knowns such as how many cameras out there, recording for how long and the like. Overwise a very low number vids sent could be inconclusive, in that the numbers of motorists being active supporters of the project could not be defined.
I was just mussing the idea of uploading the evidence of traffic regulation offences, potentially endangering life.
But I reckon with the onward march of technology, and considering the billions of pound lost to the economy, and the 23,000 or so lives lost or seriously degraded. And the near 200,000 other injuries sustained every year, after year, after year. Eventually something will be done about it I'm sure.
I was watching that new program on Motorway Workers this week, there was a guy in an HGV watching a "series" as he put it, not a film, on his laptop whilst driving. Now I suspect he would get a hundred quid or so fine, yet his actions could have cost countless lives in a pileup and millions of pounds worth of damage and cost to the economy in motorway closure costs.
A law that stated the vehicle would be inpounded and not released until a hefty fine was paid by the company owners. I bet the incidences of HVG drivers watching films on lap tops would drop considerably.
I watched another program "How good a driver are you" or such like, the other week. Put these women in a simulator, texting while driving. One woman seeing the results said thats it, the phone is off when she is in the car. The other one said " she would keep the text messages "SHORT"
Until peoples mindset is altered, and there is no better way to do that, than taking licenses of offenders, or very heavy fines, this carnage on our roads will continue.
So there I am circa 20 miles from home last week and about 10 ltrs left in the tank, and knowing our local Tesco and Morrisons have an unofficial "cartel" going in regards to petrol pricing.
I say that because motorists in our town pay circa 4 pence a litre more for their petrol at Morrisons, than Morrisions customers pay 10 miles up the road at their next nearest store. And the simple reason is our town has not got a Sainsburys, and the town 10 miles up the road has, along with a Morrisons. Meaning I don't buy Morrisons petrol on principle................why oh why don't Aldi sell petrol.
Actually that observation in it's self merits its own thread, anybody care to start one?
So I tip up at Harrogate Sainsburys petrol forcourt, 125.9p per litre and busy as hell, tail backs at all the pumps. Eventually, waiting patiently in the queue pays off and when the guy in front of me fills up and moves off, and I pull up to the pump I see that the pump in front of me [pump 5] 10 in all, is not in use. Theres a big ole Motor Way Cone blocking the pump, so I am stood there in the process of brimming my tank thinking to myself .........Stuff you Morrisons.
Anyways my mind wanders back to observing THE CONE it's positioned inches away from a scattering of dried sand covering an area of say 30cm in diameter, to a depth of ....well try and imagine two grains of sand stacked one on top of the other and there you have it. Said sand is positioned where the petrol filler cap would be in relation to the petrol pump it's self.
So the old brain immediately comes to the conclusion its not an oil spillage, wrong position geographicly, not enough sand covering it. Bingo ! It's a petrol spillage.. in't Brains Brilliant!
Anyhow heading to the shop to pay, I gives the sand a squish with my foot. And as I suspected the concrete was bone dry, the sand had absorbed the petrol, and the ambient temperature had dried the sand. Crisis over, stand Harrogate General Hospital down from it's Code Red Alert. So I moved the cone with one hand and swung it onto the raise base next to the pump, thinking that would ease the conjestion at the pumps a little
How wrong was I, my actions had triggered a Code Red at the Tills! One minute there were two adolescent till operatives, seconds later I'm in the shop getting visually identified with an accusatory finger by the one remaining seated adolescent shouting "thats him" as the second is making a dash for the "Tazzer Cupboard" Anyhow it turns out I was mistaken, Sainsburys dont have a "Tazzer Cupboard" he was making for the exit of the secured till area.
Hes bearing down on me, eyes wide open like an adolescent possessed. Staight away I'm into descelation mode, hands held slightly forward palms open,indicating I'm not armed, I come in peace.
It's OK I said the concrete is dry there is no hazard hence I removed the cone. He screams back....
THE SAND, THE SANDS THE HAZARD! And he's gone like an Exocet Missile bearing down on it's target.
I'm confering with the queue.....well I've heard of some daft interpitations as to what constitues a hazard, but that beats the lot....... yer like somebodys going to trip over 1mm high sand, followed by impersonation of same. Lady in front of me is killing her self laughing, the snitch who fingered me is saying [in a condecending tone]... just let us get on with our job sir, well two can play at that game.
Get on with your job I says, I take it this is your first, well at some point in your career you are going to have to employ a bit of commonsense, but obviously that time appears to be sometime well into the future.
Well now that I'm in another queue [sadly of my own making] I'm observing the antics of the adolescent Red Adair Because a guy parked up behind my car seeing I had removed the cone, had swung around my car at pump 6, pulled forward so he could align his car parallel with the pump and reversed into position.
But sadly he was to late at getting out of his car and grabing the knozzle. Red is on his case, he's in front of the guys car 20cm off his front bumper flapping his arms about waving the guy back. Obviously Red reckons the guys got a steering back axle, which he has'nt. ........
Anyway I'm at the till, I pay and I'm gone, I'm out the door, Reds nowhere to be seen, the guy in the car has gone The Cone is back in situ warning of the hazardous sand. I give it a cursary scatter as I pass, I can feel the eyes burning into my back. I gets in the car, belts up and asked the wife what happened to the guy who pulled up to pump 5. She said he eventually wound his window down, shouted something to Red, he stepped back and to the side, and the guy just drove off........last seen heading for Asda self serve I presume..............I'll maybe give them a try next time I'm passing.
I just had an unmarked BMW up my rear on the motorway for 15 miles, I feel I should upload the rear cam footage to YouTube or something >_>
Go one dave, lets see it, "Jeebo" James gave me access to a You Tube channel [ no data on you appears] . Don't feel I can pass access on to somebody else without his consent. but you send him a PM mate.
I ain't got a problem with you Ian, and incidently I never looked on it as a dispute, but you obviously did, mentioned it three times I see in your last post.
And yet again telling me where to post what to post. Look I back my input up with facts, CPS definitions regards traffic violations, statistical data regards cost to the economay, costs in pain and death. And I mentioned a few of threads I started and what traffic they had generated. It would appear facts seem to get you all rattled, have you ever thought? Hang on I think I'm possibly alergic to facts
Well like I said if you offer up opinions on public forums about what somebody else opined, they are more than likely going to come back at you with an opinion in regard to your opinion of their opinion, thats how it works kiddo.
Now I didn't think I was being rude, it was not my intention to allienate you, maybe I've just been exposed to a more masculine enviroment than you have.
Now I could only sign up to a Truce Ian if I had been involved in a war, which I havent been. I'm possibly guilty of getting the better of you in a debate. I'm possilby guilty, no definately guilty of pulling your leg, winding you up.....it's a bloke thing
I wont be PM ing you, but if you want to have a "final spleen venting" at my expence then go a head, I'll offer up no retort.
Oh I've just had another idea for a general disscusion topic, should be plenty of participation I reckon, so keep your eyes peeled, hope you join in, or you could put it on ignore [along with me] up to you really.
Theme will be: Whats your Barmy Health and Safety Experience. In the personal experience that I'll start the thread off with, I'm at my usual irritating best [ you'll love it Ian ] when confronting those I perceive to have totally lost the plot.
Anyway no more off topic posts on this thread, sorry lads keep those Tailgating stories coming.