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Posted: 08/22/21 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

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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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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.

The question dealt with how to devise tighter controls to restrict who gets a license. Has nothing to do with how many violations this person committed. To device tighter controls on who can have a drivers license, you would have to predict stupidity.

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cgaskins wrote:

We were headed up to Estes Park from southern Colorado when this idiot crosses 4 lanes then comes to dead stop right in front of me. Needless to say it was a "Code Brown" moment. Luckily we missed the fool - and I don't know how but we did. The dashcam caught it all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDcVxW0fs8s

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Saw that on one of the various dash cam compliation videos last week. Good job and glad you're OK. I had one on the way up I-17 while towing. I =thought= I had plenty of room, but traffic stopped hard and I braked hard enough that the ABS kicked in for a second. Stopped about 15' short of the guy in front of me, but it was still a "pucker moment".

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I would like to see a soft barricade, maybe the plastic reflector posts, extended out from the guardrail bumper to discourage the last second route change.


Would that discourage, or just move the problem?

Maybe we could have some kind of clearing house where this kind of video could be sent, prosses to identify owner of the vehicle, then notify their insurance company.
After all a large percentage of the population goes batsnot crazy about government regulation to protect the public, but are perfectly fine with a for-profit company taking the same action.


The UK has this. You can send video clips to the coppers and they can, and will, take action. A =lot= of bikers and cyclists do this, if you believe what you see on the various compilations on YT.

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Thats a strange looking tag, looks like they were confused or brake checking you.


looks to me like a temporary tag. I bet that could be made legible if desired.

bumpy


If the OP could get the raw video to someone, I'd bet they could clean it up enough to read the tag. Not many YT videos are posted in full resolution.

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In most cases if you rear end someone you are at fault because rule of the road says you should have been within breaking distance of anyone in front. Thanks to your dashcam you had solid proof the person in front was at fault and no collision because you took good evasive action. I read stories people would go out late at night in city center drive good speed in front of someone then right before a traffic light which was green slam on the breaks in the hope of a rear end collision to collect from others insurance. They say late at night less witnesses and good chance other person is DUI or not alert. They tell the police they stopped because light had turned red. It becomes his word against the word of whoever rear ended them. I can see it happening if they want to take risk of injury. Good idea with the dashcam. We all have close calls at sometime. You were lucky, stay safe.


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rexlion wrote:

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?


You can set most decent cams to come on with ignition, come on with g-forces (parked car getting bumped) or always on. I'm looking to get a set for my car that can also be moved to my truck/trailer. I have zero issues with using a wired connection.

When the card gets full, it starts overwriting the older footage. Virtually =all= cams have a "bookmark" feature where you can bookmark a spot and it will automatically save, usually, the 5 mins before the button push and 5 minutes after. It is locked from being overwritten. I =think= if you push the button more times, it locks out more time on the card.

Like anything, dash cams can be had for pretty cheap or pretty expensive. All depends on the quality and features you want/need. Installation runs the same way. You can choose a "portable" install, where you've got wires running all over, or a "permanent" install, where wires are hidden. Also, a lot of people that choose to have the always on feature will install a dedicated battery for their cams. Another feature, especially for hotter climates, is to get a cam that has a "super capacitor" instead of a battery. They are =much= more reliable than batteries in hot conditions.

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I've been cut off driving a diesel pusher. Nothing like having an air horn to lean on. Guess you could get one of those for your truck.

BTW, due to the relaxed drug laws in CO, isn't there a good chance that the crazy drivers are high on something?


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cummins2014 wrote:

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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]
bumpy


Ya , that would be crappy saving life’s [emoticon]


I do hope you're kidding on this one. If you think for 30 more seconds after this thought pops into your brain, you'd figure for yourself why it's so naive.

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laknox wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

garyp4951 wrote:

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Thats a strange looking tag, looks like they were confused or brake checking you.


looks to me like a temporary tag. I bet that could be made legible if desired.

bumpy


If the OP could get the raw video to someone, I'd bet they could clean it up enough to read the tag. Not many YT videos are posted in full resolution.

Lyle


What do you need the tag for?

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It is a temporary license plate for a newly purchased vehicle to allow time for paperwork to reach the county motor vehicle office.

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