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(LiveLeak) Video Capturing the moment of a plane crash makes every Russian dashcam worthwhile   (liveleak.com) divider line 39
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2012-12-29 09:41:55 PM
8 votes:
Funny how Russian dash cam videos are available so fast, but US cities seem to lose their police dash cam videos when citizens manage to end up in the ER.
2012-12-29 10:05:00 PM
4 votes:
I would suggest everyone get a dash cam. I have one that showed that I entered an intersection well after the light turned green and was slammed into by a bicyclist. He ended up being airlifted to the hospital and has tried suing several times with different lawyers. The dashcam card that the police entered as evidence stops the suits as soon as the lawyer finds out.
2012-12-29 10:30:45 PM
3 votes:

Linkster: Driver lost his shiat and drove into the wreckage, if he would have stayed left, he would not have to buy new undies and the rashia


the rear side of his car was hit hard by flying parts, causing him to skid. If he hadn't steered into the skid, he would have spun around clockwise. I think he did a great job keeping control of the vehicle. Running over a few parts after the main wreck was merely incidental.
2012-12-29 10:10:33 PM
3 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Better check if it's legal in your state to have a dashcam


In what states would it not be legal to have a dash cam? No one has an expectation of privacy when driving down the road.

It's true that some states have laws regarding audio recordings that are not revealed to all who are recorded. It's also true that a lot of these dash cams record both audio and video. Turning off the audio recording would make these completely legal in all states. Even so, the courts have regularly overturned the recording laws when the recording happened in public, in a place with no expectation of privacy. Generally, these charges are only brought when cops are recorded and the prosecution usually drops the charges before it ever gets to the courts.

The only real risk would be recording a cop who had pulled you over in a state with 2-party audio recording laws. The interesting bit is that most cops have absolutely no expectation of privacy, as they're already recording themselves. If the cops are busting you for recording them, it can only be because they've done something very wrong, something for which you'll be far better off having your own recording of.
2012-12-29 09:48:24 PM
3 votes:

95629: Why do russian cars have dashcams?

/curious


It is my understanding that insurance fraud is a national pasttime over there, so people have them to keep from being scammed.
2012-12-29 07:41:54 PM
3 votes:
Did anyone else see that tire from the landing gear smack into the side of that car and almost knock it over?  Wow.  It was like a Michael Bay movie
2012-12-29 10:09:11 PM
2 votes:

skinink: Looks like the pilot picked the wrong week to quit drinking vodka.


Trust me, if he's Russian he never quit drinking vodka.
2012-12-29 10:02:54 PM
2 votes:
2012-12-29 09:56:02 PM
2 votes:

logieal: Popcorn Johnny: I have a strong urge to buy a dash cam even thought I've never had a reason to need one.

I bought a GoPro last month and have been using it as a dash cam. Haven't caught much worth while, though.

I've seen crazy stuff that I wish I would have had a cam for, and maybe I'll get lucky.

I would like a regular dashcam that has time and date burn-in, but one thing at a time I guess.


Better check if it's legal in your state to have a dashcam
2012-12-29 09:34:02 PM
2 votes:
Wow. Shame 4 people died.
2012-12-30 07:39:51 PM
1 votes:

PunGent: exvaxman: I would suggest everyone get a dash cam. I have one that showed that I entered an intersection well after the light turned green and was slammed into by a bicyclist. He ended up being airlifted to the hospital and has tried suing several times with different lawyers. The dashcam card that the police entered as evidence stops the suits as soon as the lawyer finds out.

I'd recommend a helmet cam for cyclists, also.

Guy I know bikes to work, has been clipped three times in five years, and, after the first time, got a helmet cam.

The last driver who hit him broke his leg, but is paying the downpayment on his new house.


Wouldn't it be nicer if he was paying the medical bills instead?
2012-12-30 01:32:15 PM
1 votes:

Fissile: I've been screwed several times by lying cops, and an audio or video recording would have really made my court appearances interesting. I've thought about installing a dash cam on my car, but the fact remains that the police will smash it, or pull the memory, when they see it. I would need to come up with a fool proof method of hiding the thing since I don't want to spend the money on a dash cam only to Officer Shiat-bag perform a cam-Maglight "tune-up" on my expensive camera.


Some dash cams that are built into a replacement rear view mirror. There are also some weatherproof ones that mount to a license plate. Either one would be unlikely to be seen by cops pulling you over. (a lot of the rear view mirror ones are backup cameras, you don't want those.) If the cop did see it, you could always claim it was a backup cam.

You can also get some that are just small bullet or pinhole cameras. They could be placed anywhere, the headrest, the headliner. Cams with all the bells and whistles can be expensive, but some fully functional models are very cheap - less than $25. At that price, you could afford to lose a few to a cop's maglite.

I'd recommend you get a standard $25 version and another smaller, bullet camera. If the cops find and break the obvious one, you'll have it all recorded on the second cam, and maybe get their job in the bargain. Busting a citizen's camera isn't a job stopper, lying about it can be. Perjury is a hell of a thing for a cop to carry around, often it's a career ender.
2012-12-30 09:28:28 AM
1 votes:

fredbox: If you down a whole bottle of vodak that's down to -40 degrees bad things happen though.


Fahrenheit or Celsius?
2012-12-30 05:54:02 AM
1 votes:

Gawdzila: Yay, I just watched somewhere between 4-8 people die.

:-/


Could be worse
2012-12-30 01:24:21 AM
1 votes:

fredbox: This is why you keep emergency liquor with your spare tire kit.


Well, it is Russia.

There was a story a few weeks back about how some elephants in a traveling circus got stranded outside in Siberia when their insulated trailer burned down. They were stuck out in the cold for a while, and they would have gotten frostbite, except a quick-thinking trainer kept blood flowing to their extremities by feeding them ten gallons of vodka, cut with water.

In other words: "Hey, do we have any redundancy whatsoever in the system for transporting the elephants? No? Then we're farked, unless someone just happens to be carrying ten gallons of vodk--oh, well, okay then."
2012-12-30 01:04:57 AM
1 votes:

exvaxman: I would suggest everyone get a dash cam. I have one that showed that I entered an intersection well after the light turned green and was slammed into by a bicyclist. He ended up being airlifted to the hospital and has tried suing several times with different lawyers. The dashcam card that the police entered as evidence stops the suits as soon as the lawyer finds out.


Typical cyclist; wants to ignore traffic laws then blame everyone else when the inevitable crash happens.
2012-12-30 12:50:11 AM
1 votes:

Oznog: Hmm looks like some are 30fps HD recorders for under $25!!

I don't think I can turn down that sort of deal. But I'd check the reviews first.


That particular camera has horrendous reviews on Amazon, but for $25, what can you expect?
2012-12-30 12:17:58 AM
1 votes:
cdn.newsday.com

End of the month? Check.
Full moon? Check.
/Were there any female flight crew on this plane?
2012-12-30 12:15:01 AM
1 votes:
Waiting patiently for the 1000fps version...
2012-12-30 12:09:57 AM
1 votes:
I live in Portland oregon, and have a dash cam. Its not just in Russia anymore. Mines for those weird/bizarre moments that seem to occur around here.
2012-12-30 12:08:40 AM
1 votes:

emonk: Braking response time well over 2 seconds.

Not impressed.


Not for the guy in front - he responded early, and to his credit, the plane came in from the side.  Not exactly the place you're looking for a brake response.
2012-12-30 12:07:26 AM
1 votes:
2012-12-29 11:59:49 PM
1 votes:
2012-12-29 11:53:36 PM
1 votes:
How long until the "meanwhile in Russia" Fark tag?

Between the crashes, sh*t falling apart and drunks passed out everywhere, Russia is almost a meme.
2012-12-29 11:52:05 PM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: Hot Carl To Go: carnifex2005: FriarReb98: tweek46420: best russian dash cam I've seen in a while.....holy fark

Agreed, should totally be added to the 15 minute mega-video that was on Fark a while back....

Was this video included in that compilation?

Russian merging.

Wow. Was not expecting that.

The crappy music?

I'm not even sure what the point of that video was.


Probably to show the other driver brandishing a pistol at the driver with the dash cam.
2012-12-29 11:49:24 PM
1 votes:
Link
I have this one - saved my ass on an insurance scam so it's worth every penny!
2012-12-29 11:36:45 PM
1 votes:

RandomRandom: logieal: I bought a GoPro last month and have been using it as a dash cam. Haven't caught much worth while, though.

Dedicated dash cams are a lot cheaper than a Go Pro. Many high quality dash cams cost less than $50.

The GoPro is great for what it does, but it has an entirely different feature set than the dash cams. The good dash cams record a continuous loop of video files, they have a button to push if you want to save (write protect) a specific recording, like when an accident happens. The better ones are continuously plugged into a cig lighter and turn off when the car is turned off. Some even save recordings when the sense a high g load. A few have dual cameras, one for front, another for back, both recorded simultaneously.

Lots of reviews on Youtube for any who are interested.


Hmm looks like some are 30fps HD recorders for under $25!!

I don't think I can turn down that sort of deal. But I'd check the reviews first.
2012-12-29 11:25:35 PM
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: Pribar: 95629: Why do russian cars have dashcams?

/curious

this is why

My favorite is the one at night, where the car stops for a bunch of guys standing near the side of the road.  One of them walks backward, hops up onto the hood, and does a huge operatic flailing "death".


So much more. MANY cases of trying roll across the hood of a stopped vehicle.

And here's a scary, crazytown video of another car chasing him down while he's in reverse to try and run into him. And you see how intimidating the situation can be as they approach. From what I can tell though, most are either just going to play the person if they don't just run off, or try to sue them in court. They're probably connected to the Russian Mafia and have a judge who rubber-stamps it for them, but a case with dashcam evidence is too egregiousness to rubber-stamp like that.
2012-12-29 11:01:29 PM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2012-12-29 10:23:08 PM
1 votes:
Driver lost his shiat and drove into the wreckage, if he would have stayed left, he would not have to buy new undies and the rash!
2012-12-29 10:02:09 PM
1 votes:

Roook: Did anyone else see that tire from the landing gear smack into the side of that car and almost knock it over?  Wow.  It was like a Michael Bay movie


I'm laughing very inappropriately at that observation...
2012-12-29 09:58:04 PM
1 votes:

95629: Why do russian cars have dashcams?

/curious


this is why
2012-12-29 09:49:21 PM
1 votes:

skinink: Looks like the pilot picked the wrong week to quit drinking vodka vodak.


FTFY
2012-12-29 09:44:55 PM
1 votes:
Looks like the pilot picked the wrong week to quit drinking vodka.
2012-12-29 09:44:10 PM
1 votes:

Roook: Did anyone else see that tire from the landing gear smack into the side of that car and almost knock it over?  Wow.  It was like a Michael Bay movie


I had to rewind it... that tire ricocheted off the underside of the overpass before it hit that car. Money shot
2012-12-29 09:42:52 PM
1 votes:
I have a strong urge to buy a dash cam even thought I've never had a reason to need one.
2012-12-29 09:40:47 PM
1 votes:
Wow indeed, that happened today, every European news corp carried it.
2012-12-29 07:58:15 PM
1 votes:

Roook: It was like a Michael Bay movie


With less lens flare.
2012-12-29 06:14:47 PM
1 votes:
Damn
 
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