video cameras in cars
Very common in Russia, that’s why there was such great footage of the recent meteorPosted 3 years ago
“I have a hands-free cradle on top of my dashboard into which my phone slots anyway. A cheapo bit of software takes care of the rest.
provided you remember to turn it on.
User interaction free is the only way to go with these things or you’ll get complacent. most accidents happen where ? within 5( or is it 10 i cant remember) miles of the house i believe.Posted 3 years agosimon_gSubscriber
Yes. Was considering one for a while, but this was what prompted me to: http://youtu.be/SJZTCSAdofM
Unsecured load fell off a transit going the other way (which didn’t stop, probably didn’t realise), straight into his A-pillar. Video was clear enough to read the numberplate. Van insurer admitted liability immediately once it was clear there was footage of it happening.
Lots of ways that you can end up with unclear liability (in the absence of good witnesses) and end up with 50/50, or even get outright scammed. Loss of excess and no claims bonus is expensive.Posted 3 years agojon1973Member
if the software is halfway decent, you only really need to keep a rolling 10 mins or so of footage – if you’re in an accident and need evidence, you don’t need to have captured the entire journey up to that point.
I’ve seen car cameras when you click a button if you have an accident and it saves the last 10/15mins or what ever it might be.Posted 3 years ago
I have a Roadhawk in my car as I do so many miles I thought it would be useful. Apparently one was used to identify the bad guy in a smash on the M6 a few weeks back right by where I live so they do come in useful.
The one thing you have to be wary of though is they do highlight any problems you might cause as well as the other road users.Posted 3 years ago
I’ve seen car cameras when you click a button if you have an accident and it saves the last 10/15mins or what ever it might be.
Mine will auto store data if it thinks there has been enough G force to warrant an accident. It does also have the emergency button if I want to store other stuff manually.Posted 3 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Most people assume they won’t cause an accident.
If insurers start giving discounts to those who are prepared to fit cameras with GPS etc then people will start using them.
Those that don’t will be assumed to consider themselves as ‘high risk’ and will pay penalties.
Also, once there’s enough people using them more will want to so that, literally, their POV is available insurers.Posted 3 years agodeadlydarcyMember
A mate has a mi:witness thing on his windscreen. He nicked the corner of a car parked at an angle on Regent Street last year and has ended up with massive* premiums as a result of the claim escalating into thousands for whiplash, weeks of replacement car rental, etc etc. Having seen the hassles he went through over what started as a really minor incident, I’m half tempted myself (despite feeling that I’m a well-above averagely skilled driver).
Are there any posters who’ve had to use them in a claim? Any experiences?
*EDIT: When I say massive, I mean, doubled-ish from £800ish.Posted 3 years agospooky_b329Member
The App I used was Dailyroads Voyager. Free, you set the storage limit and it loops into it detects a big impact (or pothole if the threshold is too low!) Or you can press a button to save something manually.
It has a very good background mode so you can still use the phone to pipe Spotify into your radio etc, but as I said it does work the phone hard if you ask it to do this for lover periods 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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