Diamonds Dashcam Thread

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Diamond, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    OK, so the thread title is a bit sh*t but I could literally fill this place up with the videos I take on a daily basis. I'll post a few of my own as they happen but feel free to add videos that you see with more examples of cr*p driving.

    This was inspired by a single minute of driving home from Watford today where I saw 3 incidents, the last one being the most idiotic. Yes, my driving leaves a lot to be desired, especially the undertake, (which at the time I thought was a cracking move). Can you spot the first at 10 seconds?



    Apologies for the dirty windscreen, it hasn't rained for a while!
    ...and yeah I just saw the date is wrong, battery must have been on when I took it out at the weekend.
     
  2. Daft Row

    Daft Row Reservist

    Outrageous. Not surprised one jot though.
     
  3. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Both drivers at fault are idiots and there could easily have been an accident.

    Have to say I spend quite a lot of spare time watching dashcam and policecam footvage of bad driving. Could easily have gone wrong.

    I think it’s endemic to London and it’s immediate suburbs. People don’t have respect for other people when in their expensive little bubbles. No way you’d be such a **** in person to a little old lady on the street - I’d hope.

    Come to the countryside, the proper countryside, we are much more polite in our driving. I encounter the M25 and London twice a month unfortunately. It is so stressful to drive there. No one is friendly or patient or forgiving
     
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Dashcam says it's 2016. Fake news.
     
  5. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Not mine:

     
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  6. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    It doesn't surprise me, driving in Watford and it's surrounding areas is awful. The amount of non indicating people is shameful. They should be done for dangerous driving.
     
  7. LPC213

    LPC213 Reservist

    Bloody cyclists.
     
  8. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I used to like 'Wacky Races' especially The Slag Brothers,Rock and Gravel.
     
  9. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk Squad Player

    Personally think it should be a requirement to have a dashcam in your car, for insurance and such. Or at least have them installed in new cars
     
  10. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Not a criticism at all Diamond but how fast were you driving as you went past the school in the last bit? It looked quick, but I always think the perspective of the dashboard cam makes this seem quicker.

    Also I looked at 10 seconds but didn't see it? What am I missing?

    I do an awful lot of driving, often in my van for at least 5 hours a day. I see some absolutely terrible driving, and I'm sure I have also done some bad driving. However one thing that never ceases to amaze me is how some people just cannot reverse a car! Its absolutely pathetic.

    You have three types of reverser:
    1. The competent one. Uses their wing mirrors to maximum effect, is able to keep the car going in a straight direction whilst reversing.

    2. The man arm up technique. Usually male drivers who throw their left arm elaborately behind the headrest of the left passenger seat and reverse with their right hand on the wheel whilst looking out of the back window.

    3. The snake style reverser. God only knows how these people passed their tests. They reverse using solely the rear view mirror and proceed to snake their car across the road crashing into multiple hedgerows and signposts.
     
  11. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Feel free to criticise, I have no problem with it. I wouldn't have started this thread if I was sensitive.

    Under 40 on the ring road and I'd be surprised if I was going faster than 20-25 round that last bend so possibly 30 max when the volvo turned right. My initial thoughts were exactly what you said and that she saw me late, but on watching the video back I was visible for plenty of time.

    I also think dashcams make it seem like you're going faster due to the fisheye effect.
     
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  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    My major gripe is lane discipline. Driving back last Sunday from Kent (A299, M2, A2, M25, A1) on the two lane bits - wasn't too bad. Something I noticed was that everyone who was pootling along in an overtaking lane (2 of 3, 3 of 4 and 3-4 of 5) at 60 mph was driving virtually hunched over their steering wheels with the arms bent...
     
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  13. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I imagine they'll be fitted as standard in all cars soon.
     
  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I used to fancy Penelope Pitstop. Phwaoooooor.
     
  15. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Yer that's what I thought. I've always been surprised that the area around by the school is not more of a 20mph zone. That's not the first time there have been near misses on that bend.
     
  16. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Todays white van moment. Absolutely nothing behind me.



    I've set the time/date properly now.
     
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  17. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Tell me about it. I hate lane hoggers. I make a deliberate point of overtaking them, then putting my indicators on and then pulling into the inside lane. Some of them get the message but many don't. Without wanting to seem ageist, sexist or racist it is very easy to stereotype your usual lane hogger.
     
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  18. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Just out of interest is it a hard-wired one?
     
  19. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    I used to have a dashcam but the battery stopped recharging.

    There's 3 types of dashcam owners.

    1 People like myself and it seems diamond who want to show friends or forum members what idiots do on the road because we often find it incredible.

    2 Safety concious nerds who want 10% off insurance and also have a speed limiter on the car.

    3 Complete Bellends who look for situations where people may have got in the wrong lane through not knowing the area etc. Then proceed to drive aggressively and laugh at the poor old lady stopped on the roundabout, or someone cut up momenta before dashcamwanker arrives on scene, usually followed by a point at the camera and a shout out the window about driving skills "got you on camera love".

    One from group three had me this morning after numerous cars undertaking me on a roundabout in heavy traffic, I found it not possible to move into the left lane of the short dual carriageway following the roundabout. I wanted to be in left lane as im not turning right at next roundabout then left quickly at third roundabout. So I indicate into a gap and start to move across, however I flicked the indicator (gives 3 blinks), didnt leave it on. So the car in the left lane speeds up to close the gap stopping me moving across, winds down the window and shouts at me to indicate as my indicator has by then stopped. Im presuming he missed the three blinks as I started to move. I called him a ***** and saw he had a dashcam. I hope he went home, checked the footage and saw he was wrong and he just drove like a moron.
     
  20. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I can't see any of these 'going viral'. Maybe try getting it up to 90 as you go round the one way system or do a couple of handbrake turns at some point
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  21. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    After getting "done" for doing 37 outside Costco and since the speed awareness course my car's speed limiter is no longer on 50% of the time but 100%.

    Also after getting "pranged" by a **** who fell asleep at the wheel, admitted what he had done to me AND on the recorded 'phone call from my insurance company BUT SOMEHOW HIS INSURANCE REFUSED TO ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR THE CRASH* I really have to get one.

    *The free "legal" on my policy finally got him/them to cough up for repairs.
     
  22. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Yeah, a cheap as chips basic model, ran the wire around the windscreen edging and into the cigarette lighter socket. Once it gets power it records in 3 minute sections, overwriting old files once the SD card is full. You can go to town on them but this was a touch over £30. Amazon special.

    I got a dashcam for 2 reasons. I like gadgets and in case of an insurance claim. A couple of years ago I witnessed an accident on the Stockley Road and had to fill out multiple forms for the innocent party to be successful in their claim. They were so grateful as it went all the way to court before they won. I just thought if I had a dashcam it would have been game over.
     
  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    In my case a summons was, literally, issued before the other insurance company coughed up.
     

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