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    Lightbulb You should get one

    Last week my wife was stopped just after a junction by a Police Officer.

    There was no accident a little matter with various cars trying to cross.

    She explained what happened.

    The Police Officer started to berate her and contradict her story.

    She listened patiently.

    Then she said "Office, I hear what you said, but would you like to look at it on the Dash Cam recording?"

    The Police Officer backed down and said " I am not here to waste time, please continue on your way".


    Moral:

    Get a reasonable quality (looping) 'Dash Cam' as they are not very expensive and they can stand you in good stead in various circumstances.
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    Default Re: You should get one

    Yep, I run them in both of my vehicles. Saved me a lot of cash after an accident and they are useful for catching strange things on the road as well.
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    Default Re: You should get one

    Any brand recommendations?

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    Default Re: You should get one

    my dash cam would only show me running all those stop signs

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    Default Re: You should get one

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    my dash cam would only show me running all those stop signs
    You may also have to turn off the microphone to avoid your voice describing those idiot drivers etc.
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    Default Re: You should get one

    Sumpthin' I never thought of, but sounds like a good idea.

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    Default Re: You should get one

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Any brand recommendations?
    Have a look here.

    https://www.banggood.com/search/dash-cam.html

    The cheap ones are not that good.

    Look for looping (automatic rerecording on chip).

    Check the size of the memory chip or you have to buy one.

    I would suspect that the circa $100 ones are adequate.
    Last edited by Rum_Pirate; 04-11-2018 at 09:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    You may also have to turn off the microphone to avoid your voice describing those idiot drivers etc.

    and my horrendous singalongs to 60's music.

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    Default Re: You should get one

    Do they record sound cause i sing show tunes as i drive.

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    Default Re: You should get one

    I use this one with the rear camera option in my Fj cruiser. Works very well. https://www.amazon.com/HaloCam-C1-Pl.../dp/B06XCCSW53



    The one in my BMW was made specifically for the vehicle and won't be useful to other vehicles.
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    Default Re: You should get one

    Popular in Russia
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    ^ The YouTube vids of Russian road accidents is at the same time hilarious and hair-raising
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