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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2018, 02:21:13 AM »
What's the best reason why a normal person would want a dashcam?

I mean, I think it would be a fun toy, but what's the real reason if you're not a cab driver. Please explain it to me.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #107 on: April 19, 2018, 07:59:00 AM »
What's the best reason why a normal person would want a dashcam?

I mean, I think it would be a fun toy, but what's the real reason if you're not a cab driver. Please explain it to me.
For evidence in accidents, tickets and if your car gets hit while parked.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2018, 09:47:20 AM »
What's the best reason why a normal person would want a dashcam?

I mean, I think it would be a fun toy, but what's the real reason if you're not a cab driver. Please explain it to me.
If there is an accident where the fault is not 100% obvious, this will protect you, and possibly help your insurance payment stay down if the video shows you being not at fault.

A extreme example would be the horrible accident recently where the Chosson and Kalla passed away: Had there been a dashcam, I do not think all the other drivers would have been so quick to blame the only people involved who were not alive to defend themselves.

Some also have a parking mode that records of anyone hits your car while parked, but reliable ones are usually more expensive.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2018, 09:51:30 AM »
What's the best reason why a normal person would want a dashcam?

I mean, I think it would be a fun toy, but what's the real reason if you're not a cab driver. Please explain it to me.

My dashcam paid for itself a couple of months ago after I was stopped by a state trooper claiming to that I didn't stop at a stop sign and i told him that i did stop and  i have the recording to prove it. He asked me to see it, so we reviewed it together and he left me alone.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #110 on: April 19, 2018, 12:06:09 PM »
My dashcam paid for itself a couple of months ago after I was stopped by a state trooper claiming to that I didn't stop at a stop sign and i told him that i did stop and  i have the recording to prove it. He asked me to see it, so we reviewed it together and he left me alone.

Incredible!

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2018, 08:39:33 PM »
My dashcam paid for itself a couple of months ago after I was stopped by a state trooper claiming to that I didn't stop at a stop sign and i told him that i did stop and  i have the recording to prove it. He asked me to see it, so we reviewed it together and he left me alone.

Wow! Great story. Thank you!

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2018, 08:52:56 PM »


and possibly help your insurance payment stay down

I believe in Russia it's required by the insurance, the reason you see so many Russian clips on YT

Don't believe any company in the US gives better rates with a dash cam

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2018, 10:07:25 PM »

I believe in Russia it's required by the insurance, the reason you see so many Russian clips on YT

And here I thought it was because of the insane driving there. Lol

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #116 on: April 19, 2018, 10:45:16 PM »
And here I thought it was because of the insane driving there. Lol

Me too. Now that I understand that it's pretty much a requirement it makes sense. If all cars in the US had dashcams we would also have some pretty wild videos on youtube.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #117 on: April 20, 2018, 10:56:45 AM »
What's the best reason why a normal person would want a dashcam?

I mean, I think it would be a fun toy, but what's the real reason if you're not a cab driver. Please explain it to me.
I just could have used one. Officer claimed I wasn't signaling to make a right turn and I clearly was, if I my dash cam was on, I would have sent in that as evidence.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #118 on: April 20, 2018, 10:58:17 AM »
I just could have used one. Officer claimed I wasn't signaling to make a right turn and I clearly was, if I my dash cam was on, I would have sent in that as evidence.
how would a dash can show that?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #119 on: April 20, 2018, 11:00:08 AM »
how would a dash can show that?
It has audio. You can also see the reflection of the signal light.