Friday, 28 November 2014

Head on Caught on Dash Cam (everyone ok)

Fairly scary out of nowhere head on, there would have been no way of the guy talking his way out of this one, I wonder what he was doing that made his car veer off his side of the road and through the reservation like that? anyone able to translate?

Your Car Starts Skidding On Ice - What Do You Do?

1st of all, I know this is not a dash cam video, its just that it was so entertaining I had to share.

So picture the scenario, your car starts skidding on ice, what do you do? in real life would you manage to gain back control of the car or would you do this.......

NNNOOOOO!I hear you cry, yes you saw correctly, both people in the car baled out one ending up in the parth of the car leaving an empty car skating down the road driverless! SAFE!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Caught on Dash Cam - Night Turns to Day!

This flash of light in the sky was caught on a dash cam over Russia´s Urals on the 18th Nov 2014.

There has been much speculation over what it was UFO? Meteor? Blast?. A meteor-watching blog quotes Marco Langbroek of the Dutch Meteor Society: "I doubt this one is a meteor." He points out that the onlookers already seemed to be aware of a red glow in the sky before the flare-up — and that when the light does appear, it's stationary. "To me, it looks like a fire or series of small explosions and subsequent large explosion or flash fire reflecting on a cloud deck,"

A local observatory also indicated that nothing fell from the sky on the day of the flash. Local officials from the Emergencies Ministry refused to comment on the happening.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Police In Call For Public Dashcam Help

Police forces in England have appealed to motorists who have in-car cameras ( aka dashcams )to help them spot and prosecute criminals.

Senior officers have said the cameras may help catch offenders in specific situations where the police themselves are not present.

Motorists buy dashcams to record whether any accident that occurs to the vehicle is the fault of its driver, or someone else. Motor insurance firms tend to offer lower premiums to drivers who have them. They can be useful in insurance and court claims. However, they can also provide extra eyes on the road for the benefit of traffic officers.

Norwich resident Tony Sutton told the Norwich Evening News he has seen several incidents on his dashcam and supports the idea of the police making use of such footage.

Commenting: "We know the police cannot be everywhere," he noted that dashcams provide invaluable evidence like date and time stamps and also GPS readings on car speeds, which can then help prove if other motorists are going too fast. As a result, they can assist in securing convictions in court.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Use Your Mirrors - Dashcam Recording

Thank goodness that the driver of this car had a dash cam.  We hope that the driver reversing in this case admitted fault, without the guy with the dash cam having to point out that the event and "whose fault it was" was recorded.  However some unscrupulous people would try to shift the blame in this situation that could leave you at risk if you don't have a dash cam

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Driver Doesn't See Pedestrian on Crossing

Get a load of this near miss! the pedestrian worryingly doesn't even seem to notice as the car narrowly misses him and then whilst swerving narrowly misses hitting two OAPs.

What will you capture on your Dash Cam?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Drivers Risk 60mph Crash to Pass a Drink Between Vehicles on Motorway

The Video below shows the moment two van drivers risked not only their lives but the lives of others when they passed a drink between the vehicles whilst travelling at 60mph.

The video shows one of the vans approaching the other vehicle from the right-hand side, It then straddles the outside lane and the middle lane so the drink can be exchanged. The event occurred on the M5 (southbound carriageway near Halesowen) on the 24 September  and was captured by another driver using a dashboard camera.


 Central Motorway Police Group said it was examining the footage to see if any offences had been committed and would be contacting the owners of the vans.

Ch Insp Jared White said: "Passing items between vehicles while they are moving at speed increases the risk of a collision and is therefore not only dangerous to those inside the vehicles concerned but also to other road users."

Sunday, 2 November 2014

ITN want your Dashcam Footage for TV Show

Have you filmed a crash, scrape or near miss? ITV Wants your footage
For a brand new primetime show about UK road crashes, near misses, scrapes and escapes, ITV are looking for footage filmed on dash cams and helmet cams by road users across the country.

As well as featuring the clips themselves, we are looking to tell the stories behind some of these clips, and speak to those involved.

Please get in touch if you have a clip you think we could use in the show. We'd also like to know if you might be interested in appearing on camera to talk through your experiences.

We are looking to make films that are more thoughtful than just the standard clip/voiceover routine, and it's for this exact reason that we're reaching out to you - to get real stories and experiences of actual road users, that really give people a true sense of the dangers of the road.

Our films will be led by the characters that will talk to us, and the footage.

Please get in touch and contact us at - we look forward to hearing from you.

Bit of Feel Good on a Sunday! - Polite Pedestrians!

So I know what you're thinking after all the dash cam videos of Russia recently! but really not everyone in Russia is trying to throw themselves under a car and here is the proof.

Being a polite driver that lets people cross the road and change lanes has rewards! pass it on / pay it forwards!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Car vs Truck Crash E40 Aalter (Belgium)

This video was captured 13-8-2014, E40 Gent (Ghent) - Brugge (Bruges), exit Aalter. The Driver was sent to hospital in critical condition (2 broken cervical vertabraes (neck). She was in a coma for a while but got out of it and is recovering exceptionally well. Which after seeing the video I think you will that she is a very lucky lady indeed.

I bet that this truck driver was glad that he had a dash cam to prove that he was not at all at fault in this incident