Sunday, 6 December 2015

Dangerous driver is first to be jailed by dashcam footage after motorist video of his reckless overtaking

James Stocks, 24, of Cheshire has become the first person in the UK to be jailed by dashcam footage after a video showing his reckless overtaking move that forced a Ford Transit van off the road was posted online.

Mr Stocks was handed an eight-month sentence after he pulled off two heart-stopping overtakes on the A495 in Shropshire back in April.

The out-of-control driver's black Volkswagen Golf nipped past a silver Ford Ka on a blind bend, causing the Transit van to take emergency action and swerve on to a verge.

The landmark case is believed to be the first time that a dangerous driver has been convicted using dashcam footage posted by a member of the public.

Matt Stockdale, chairman of PoliceWitness, said: 'I formed PoliceWitness after I was almost killed by a reckless HGV driver.

'Frustrated that there were no police to witness what had occurred, I decided to empower the public to assist the police, in order to hold those who flout the law to account.

'To date, nearly 1,000 motorists up and down the country have faced positive formal police action following the submission of dashcam footage by those who call themselves PoliceWitnesses.

'Being banned from driving, or even losing your job following a moment of madness, has often been described as the ultimate price to pay having been caught on video by a dash cam.

'But this case has resulted in a driver losing their liberty and freedom - and in my view rightly so.'

Monday, 23 November 2015

Collision at Junction DashCam 13 Sep 2015

Ouch that had to hurt! at least with the footage provided by the dash cam he didnt have to worry about the other driver making any false claims.It doesn't mention in Umar Raja's post much about the incident  - what junction etc but this is a fairly standard accident that happens all the time

Sunday, 27 September 2015

New Variant of 'Crash-For-Cash' Scam On Britain's Roads

Insurers are warning about a new variation of so-called 'crash-for-cash' motor scam.

Crash-for-cash is a relatively well-known scam, in which a fraudster will slam on their brakes unexpectedly, causing the car behind to collide into them. (some will even remove or disable their brake lights so that other drivers have no warning or chance to react). They'll then make an insurance claim that exaggerates the damage caused to their vehicle so that they can get more money.

The new variation on the original scam sees fraudsters demanding cash on the spot from the other driver following the crash. Generally they will ask for a sum between £50 and £200.

Tom Gardiner, head of fraud at Aviva, told the Daily Mail: “Although it is early days, we are seeing anecdotal evidence of fraudsters deliberately causing an accident and then pressuring the target – or ‘at fault’ party – into paying them money in exchange for not making an insurance claim.

“We are concerned that fraudsters could end up targeting the most vulnerable motorists – the elderly, young drivers and women who are travelling alone or with young children.”

Mr Gardiner described the new trend of demanding on-the-spot payments as “bringing back the days of ‘highway robbery’”. Motorists were being intimidated, he said, and felt like they had no choice but to comply.

One reported incident even involved the scammer offering a motorist a lift to a cash machine so that they could withdraw cash.

Scammers are likely to make their fraudulent claim regardless of any cash exchanged at the scene. So if you pay up on the spot, you’re only increasing their profits. You may also be encouraging the scammer to repeat the tactic elsewhere, putting more drivers in harm’s way.

What to do if you’re involved in a car crash


If you’re involved in a car crash, alarm bells should start ringing if
  • The other driver seems unusually calm 
  • The other driver has their insurance details already written down for you to take.
What you should do...
  • Keep a cool head.
  • Don’t hand over any money
  • don’t admit fault
  • Take photographs if possible, from as many angles as you can.
  • write down as much personal information as possible (if they’ll give you the information)
    • Their name
    • address
    • contact telephone number  
  • Don’t forget to also write down  the following details about their car
    • the make
    • model 
    • registration number 
    • number of people in their vehicle (photograph for proof)
The number of people in the vehicle is important as some scammers may later claim for injuries to passengers who weren’t actually present at the time.

As a matter of precaution, you might also want to install a dashcam in your vehicle. Some insurers are now accepting dashcam footage as evidence, and this may provide proof that an accident was caused deliberately by the car in front.

What to do after a suspected scam crash


If you think you’ve been targeted by a crash-for-cash scam, call the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) Cheatline on 0800 422 0421. This is a free and confidential way to report suspected insurance fraud, and your information could help the IFB build cases against organised criminal enterprises.
You should also call the police to report your suspicions.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bad Drivers of Newcastle #24

Another entertaining collection of clips from BadDrivers OfNewcastle

The video consists of random dash cam caught clips - mostly in Newcastle & surrounding areas.
BadDrivers OfNewcastle says that they do not claim to be a perfect driver themselves and that If honking offends you dont watch the video

Also please note that the wide-angle lens can distort the distance in which objects appear, and can often make it look like we are travelling faster than we really are. (I totally agree with this from footage taken on my wide angle camera)

Monday, 18 May 2015

Madness on UK Roads Dashcam March 2015 UK

Great video from Gary Mc Crashes, smashes, bumps and near misses. I think that the first one is great of the overtaking. Anyone else ever had this happen to them when they have gone to overtake? looks like this one was quite a near miss!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Bad Drivers of Newcastle Caught on Dash Cam

Some great examples here from a video by BadDrivers OfNewcastle that are filmed from his dash cam of taxi drivers that could do with retaking their driving tests.  Also "clueless pedestrians" that dont seem to take any responsibility for their own lives whatsoever.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Caught on dash cam - compilation

One of the things that I noticed on these clips that I was a little shocked about is that on clip number 3, (the one where the car stops to let the people cross the road and then gets back-ended by the person behind him (really hard)) is that the people that the car driver had stopped to let across dont stop to help him or check that he is ok they just walk off!! am I the only one that is shocked at this?!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Drunk Pedestrian Dash Cam Footage

Thank goodness that both of these drivers were on the ball and did not collide with this inebriated pedestrian.  
Just think if this man in his drunken state had somehow stumbled in to the path of one of these vehicles then at least they would have been able to prove that it was entirely the drunken mans fault.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Wrong lane collision with van

Dash cam footage captures the moment a driver drifts into the path of a van. Location - Farlington roundabout Eastern Rd Portsmouth.
Give the facebook page a like,

Thursday, 7 May 2015

UK Crash & Close Calls Compilation

Great compilation from WelshDrive, I particularly like the one that shows the use of a 2 camera system such as the Road Angel Halo.  Dash cams are worth their weight in gold when it comes to apportioning blame

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Some great examples of why you should get a dash cam

Some great examples of why you should get a dash cam on here. Footage is from UK dash cameras including insurance scam attempts and a runaway lorry.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dash cam saves the day providing evidence of blame in caravan crash

Another instance where a dash cam saves the day providing evidence of blame. Here a caravan driver tries to push in the front of a long queue of traffic and causes a collision. Footage owner is Mark Hazell.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Some of these near misses caught on dash cam are unbelievable!

BAD LANGUAGE WARNING! although im sure if some of you had these near misses that you would be using some of these "choice" words too ;)

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Bad driving in the UK compilation

Captured from Welshdrive's Dash Cam. Quite a large selection of examples of bad driving that you find on the average road including an example of the ultimate lane hog ion the motorway. Those people are so frustrating and they hold everyone up

Friday, 17 April 2015

What happens to you in a head on with a truck?....this

This just shows how you really get thrown about all over the place! Dont worry he walks away without  a scratch! how I will never know!

Just as a side note I love this 2 camera set up, it is especially good for taxi drivers. Its a normal 2 camera dash cam kit such as the road angel halo but the camera that you would normally face out of the rear of the car you hang on the front windscreen pointing inwards.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Caravan driver looses control of his temper and his vehicle!

This is a real "where the hell did he come from" moment. He must have actually gone right over the traffic island, what on earth was he thinking!?

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Russian Car Crashs Caught on Dash Cam

As with most dash cam videos that we post, these just show you how things on the road can change in less than a second with no warning.

Friday, 10 April 2015

WATCH: Florida Cop Tries to Crush Biker on Freeway, Then Tries to Flee

Sometimes even the cops make errors of judgement and then hope that they have got away with it!

Watch as this cop squeezes a bike over then tries to blend in to the traffic after.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

4X4 Pulls across dash cam car - 24/3/15

Wow this last minute pull out from a junction was really something. I think that the driver of the dash cam car was incredibly lucky as he got way with bad bruising.

The notes with the video state that the sound you hear at the end is the airbag smacking the driver in the chest and winding him and that the date should be ignored on the video as they just hadn't set that yet

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Dash-Cam Videos That'll Make You Say: WHAT!!!! (or something similar)

Wow I had only seen one of these before! talk about out of the blue, if you can tell what is going to happen in more than 2 of these I would be genuinely shocked!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Caught on dash cam rolling back accident rear end scam

The Honda driver in front at the lights rolls back a long way in to the car with the dash cam.

This driver in the car with the dash cam was extremely grateful that he had the evidence he needed to prove that he was not at fault and therefore protected from being blamed for this accident.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Crash for cash attempt - Birmingham UK

Wow this really couldn't be more of a blatant attempt as "crash for cash" insurance fraud! Luckily the targeted car managed to stop in time JUST!

The incident occoured on the M6 just after junction 5, video uploaded to youtube 20th September 2014

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Darwin Award Nominee, Lane Hogger & More

More from EastAnglianBadDriversUK on you tube, more from his Dash Cam journeys, im sure things that we can all relate to but what is that car at the end?

Its great that we can share what is captured on our dash cams

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Australian Car Crash Compilation 3

Its sometimes interesting to see what the driver did not see, what is also great to see is the kindness of those who helped in each of these incidents.

There are some real out of nowhere moments in these clips as well, a few times we had to rewind to see exactly what the obstruction was on some of the night time videos. Im thinking that the footage caught was a god send for insurance claims in some of these

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Dash cam videos of "lorrys coming unstuck"

Let me start by saying that I have no idea what the Russian translation is but in an attempt to use a word other than accident of crash were calling this "lorrys coming unstuck" (from the road obviously)

Monday, 9 March 2015

Minibus misses car by inches - terrifying dashcam footage

Knowing how dash cams make distances people are from your car look further away than they actually were when you watch footage back, this must have been mere inches of a near miss.

This footage was Filmed on a notoriously dangerous road (A9 near Blair Atholl), the footage shows a minibus just avoiding an oncoming car.

The near-miss, posted on the Aberdeen Dash Cam Facebook page, the Daily Record claims the van which has the camera in it is doing 50mph when out of nowhere the minibus overtakes and just avoids an oncoming car.

Rikki Evans commented on Facebook: "The people in that car would have not stood a chance. That would have been an instant fatal. Stupid impatient driver!!"

Protect yourself from idiots like this who if an accident had occurred would have tried to claim that you went in to the back of them through no fault of their own firmly pinning the blame on you!!