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Old 02-18-2013, 03:46 PM
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Does anyone here drive with a dash cam?

I thought it might come in handy. They are fairly cheap now too.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM
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In Soviet Russia, dash came drives you!

Russian Road Rage and Car Crashes 2012 by TNL - YouTube

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I have done some flying with one. It's so cheap to get one these days it's not a bad idea.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:18 PM
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Ive been wanting one for a while.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:05 PM
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Nope, but I do have an iPhone set up to upload video and voice to the Internet, so even if it's confiscated, a record would remain. It's turned on and propped up inconspicuously during any traffic stop or interaction with illegal Border Pig checkpoints out West.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:20 AM
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I thought it might come in handy. They are fairly cheap now too.
No, but the police osifer that stopped me for speeding did.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:47 AM
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No, but the police osifer that stopped me for speeding did.
It should be designed so footage can be easily kept or deleted at the user's convenience, but not at a donut-porker's convenience.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:41 PM
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In Soviet Russia, dash came drives you!

Russian Road Rage and Car Crashes 2012 by TNL - YouTube

The Daily Show had a good piece on the Russian thing for dash cams:

How I Meteored Your Motherland - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 02/19/13 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

Had some of the clips in your link but some other good ones.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:48 PM
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Yes - I tested a couple dozen units for the company and got to keep my favorite. I feel good using it and have captures some pretty amazaing @ss oles on the roads. I have learned that I shouldn't sing along with the radio too
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:07 PM
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What unit did you keep and do you know what they sell for? Also, how many hours of footage do they store before you need to reset?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:35 PM
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What unit did you keep and do you know what they sell for? Also, how many hours of footage do they store before you need to reset?
Knight was the retail name (ROC) Wide Angle Front and rear cam with flip down 2" screen. Date/Time Stamp records 2/5/10/15 minute intervals then hold clip in packet and stores on 32G Card - once card is full it records over 1st packet. Thats weeks of driving for me. 1280x720 HD We bought 50 or so and they ran about $55 @ (not including 32G Card). It comes on and off with ignition so you don't have to screw with anything. If you want to watch anthing just slip the SD card out into a reader port and open the time stamped packets.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:18 PM
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wouldnt do that or the Progressive snapshot.... it could be used against me
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wouldnt do that or the Progressive snapshot.... it could be used against me
Not if it's set up to destroy evidence at the press of a button and make like it never recorded.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:33 AM
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Knight was the retail name (ROC) Wide Angle Front and rear cam with flip down 2" screen. Date/Time Stamp records 2/5/10/15 minute intervals then hold clip in packet and stores on 32G Card - once card is full it records over 1st packet. Thats weeks of driving for me. 1280x720 HD We bought 50 or so and they ran about $55 @ (not including 32G Card). It comes on and off with ignition so you don't have to screw with anything. If you want to watch anthing just slip the SD card out into a reader port and open the time stamped packets.
Thanks - good info, I might do it.
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Not if it's set up to destroy evidence at the press of a button and make like it never recorded.
That is something to think about. If you knew it erased thoroughly with no option of some sort of high tech recovery would give you some room for safety. I guess I'd be driving more carefully if I had one, not that I'm careless now.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:14 AM
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The Daily Show had a good piece on the Russian thing for dash cams:

How I Meteored Your Motherland - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 02/19/13 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

Had some of the clips in your link but some other good ones.
OK....they definately added a lot more great shots

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