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garyp4951

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Posted: 08/22/21 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm glad that no accident happened, and I will for sure be getting me a dash cam.

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The world is full of idiots.....Denver seems to have exceeded it’s allotment! I’ll drive an additional 500 miles, just to avoid the “Front Range” of Kolorado!

Nice driving....glad you avoided contact! memtb


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please summarize exactly what controls you would impose that would have prevented this incident. If a patrol man/sheriff, etc. would have seen this occur I would assume the driver would be cited for reckless driving. but again, how do you test for stupidity?
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No idea , my point was just the fact of why not have some better guidelines, anything would be an improvement over who gets a drivers license , it’s pretty clear many do not belong behind the wheel , and get people killed . I agree it’s tough to regulate.

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Walaby wrote:

bgum wrote:

I do think we should demand tighter controls on who gets and keeps a drivers license.

No, we just need the idiots to weed themselves out through attrition.

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That’s fine with me , but unfortunately they take us with them .

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How do these dash cams function? Do they turn on/off automatically with the ignition switch, or does one have to remember to start them? What happens when the memory gets full? Are they affordable or expensive? Easy to install or difficult?


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My dash cam comes on when the truck starts, and when the memory gets full, it overwrites the oldest image. That's how most work.

Easy to install as long as you can find a keyed 12v source close enough to the dash cam. or, some come with cigarette lighter adapter.

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cummins2014 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

bgum wrote:

I do think we should demand tighter controls on who gets and keeps a drivers license.



yep, that's what we need allright. more govt. red tape and regulations. [emoticon]
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Ya , that would be crappy saving life’s [emoticon]


please summarize exactly what controls you would impose that would have prevented this incident. If a patrol man/sheriff, etc. would have seen this occur I would assume the driver would be cited for reckless driving. but again, how do you test for stupidity?
bumpy


No idea , my point was just the fact of why not have some better guidelines, anything would be an improvement over who gets a drivers license , it’s pretty clear many do not belong behind the wheel , and get people killed . I agree it’s tough to regulate.

I'll go out on a limb and say you'd have to devise a test to somehow predict someone is going to be an idiot. It's easy to say "there ought to be a law"... much more difficult to figure out what that law should be. Last I checked we don't have machines to predict stupidity in the future.

I think the reason you have no idea is because there's no conceivable guideline that would prevent something as stupid as this from happening.

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Walaby wrote:

I think the reason you have no idea is because there's no conceivable guideline that would prevent something as stupid as this from happening.

Mike
Too fast for conditions, consecutive lane changes, using the median, unsafe lane change, failure to maintain minimum speed, turn signals?. I think only three violations to move up to a misdemeanor of reckless driving.


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Walaby wrote:

My dash cam comes on when the truck starts, and when the memory gets full, it overwrites the oldest image. That's how most work.

Easy to install as long as you can find a keyed 12v source close enough to the dash cam. or, some come with cigarette lighter adapter.

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Shoot, I know a guy who hasn't had a driver's license for 6 years. Pretty common for people with no license to simply keep driving, and hope the odds are with them. Apparently that works.


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