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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm

Last year I had an old boy cross the white lane lines and ram the side of my car on a roundabout. He then got out, blamed me and drove off. Took his number, police etc etc but a lot of hassle.
I also had the scimitar bumper ripped off whilst I was shopping, never found out who or how.

I now have a dash cam fitted and on all the time. Just a basic one from Tesco’s but does the job. It’s got a large memory card so stores hours and hours in 3 min chunks. It’s almost become like a seat belt. It has to be on or I’m bothered


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Post by scimitargtc » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:55 pm

Keep calm and carry on (living) :D


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am

Good on you for responding to the headbutt Manny. :boxer:

Been there a few times and wish I could have reacted better myself, including one where I got a black eye by an ex para who did nearly the same as the 2wat that Phil came across, but he followed me and pounced after I had parked outside work at Michaels of Selby so had plenty of witnesses, needles to say he was prosecuted, even made the papers.

About dashcams, in the last year I have been hit and run Twice in Keighley.
I`m now in the process of fitting one that also has impact sensors to my everyday motor.

There is a local lorry driver who posts on youtube just how bad it is around here, look for f**kwits on youtube, his choice of name, not mine :shock: and it`s an eye opener as to just how bad the roadcraft is around here, some say it`s worse than being in a third world country. :w


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Post by manny » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:31 am

gtcse8 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
Good on you for responding to the headbutt Manny. :boxer:

Been there a few times and wish I could have reacted better myself, including one where I got a black eye by an ex para who did nearly the same as the 2wat that Phil came across, but he followed me and pounced after I had parked outside work at Michaels of Selby so had plenty of witnesses, needles to say he was prosecuted, even made the papers.

About dashcams, in the last year I have been hit and run Twice in Keighley.
I`m now in the process of fitting one that also has impact sensors to my everyday motor.

There is a local lorry driver who posts on youtube just how bad it is around here, look for f**kwits on youtube, his choice of name, not mine :shock: and it`s an eye opener as to just how bad the roadcraft is around here, some say it`s worse than being in a third world country. :w
the chap was expecting me to be scared , i really don't want to describe him...but he did have a few gold teeth, earrings , shaved head and stocky build, i will leave the rest to the readers imagination!...i think his look was enough to deter most people and no doubt his 'look' has probably worked before at intimidating folks...
I just remained calm...i really wish someone captured the whole thing...
I bought a Bitmore Wifi 4K cam ( posted a pic in the 'cars that you saw') it does not have G-sensor , but going to install it later today..

will check out the youtube....

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Post by manny » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:28 pm

Good day

Well the chap has made a claim against me...but provided no evidence or witnesses...despite my insurance company asking since last Sept.
They told me today that he is pursuing a claim in the small claims court!...Judge Judy style.
At a guess he is probably going for physical injuries..my insurance company have said they will defend the claim and cover all costs...not sure what to expect

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Post by swoakes » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:01 pm

Regarding dash cams....I cant understand why manufacturers are not fitting them now as most cars have cameras front and rear anyway.

Is there a reason :?:


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Post by Stevecoulsin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:27 am

I suspect because the laws surrounding their use vary so much between countries. I think it is banned to have them installed in Austria while in other countries you can have them but just not use them. Can imagine a bit of minefield for manufacturers selling over the world.


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Post by siw1800 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:09 am

manny wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Good day

Well the chap has made a claim against me...but provided no evidence or witnesses...despite my insurance company asking since last Sept.
They told me today that he is pursuing a claim in the small claims court!...Judge Judy style.
At a guess he is probably going for physical injuries..my insurance company have said they will defend the claim and cover all costs...not sure what to expect

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Manny
I guess this means you will put in an insurance claim for the damage now? Also. I am sure you have a stiff neck from the butt and have had sleepless nights, so one of those no win no fee companies should expect your call? And as red fades so badly, I guess the car will need a complete respray to match the original colour and put all the close gaps back to perfect, where they were prior to the accident.

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Post by swoakes » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:23 am

Stevecoulsin wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:27 am
I suspect because the laws surrounding their use vary so much between countries. I think it is banned to have them installed in Austria while in other countries you can have them but just not use them. Can imagine a bit of minefield for manufacturers selling over the world.
Makes sense but they could be an option on a new car (not available where these devices are banned)

Are any new cars fitted with dash cams :?: ; been a while since I looked at new cars....


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Post by Rattling » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:37 am

Surely on the forthcoming driverless cars dash cams will be mandatory or how will insurance companies seek to evade paying up ! You could argue that there's quite a few driverless car on the road at the moment :D Manny I hope all goes well for you 👍


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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:03 am

Tesla’s use the front and side cameras as “dash cams” if you plug a USB stick in - can also record when the car’s switched off.


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