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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2017, 03:28:00 PM »
I'm thinking about the Z-EDGE Z3 or possibly the Z3 Plus version. Anyone have any info on it?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2018, 04:19:11 PM »
whats the latest recommendation for a dash cam?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #103 on: April 18, 2018, 01:16:32 AM »
whats the latest recommendation for a dash cam?
You most probably still cant go wrong with the Viofo A119.

AMAZING quality, no battery to go bad in summer etc, excellent unobtrusive mounting position, reasonable price.

Also goes on sale pretty often.

If you live somewhere with mild weather, you may want a battery model, so you can record with the camera detached.



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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.