Whats new in my driving amongs the world of no hopers?
I have a black bullet camera and I use it daily as I drive to and from work. Sofar I have caught out a few idiots going about their daily business of wrecking peoples lives (and on a lesser scale their journey to work).
Recently though, in the UK, there was a landmark case - the first in it the country where an idiot road user was filmed on another drivers dash camera and prosecuted.
The reason this is a landmark case is as follows, the driver who made the recording decided it was fair and just to report the idiot to the police. And he did - he presented video evidence of the thug driving at high speed and overtaking cars on blind bends showing total and absolute disregard for his own safety, and the safety of others.
Here is a link to the video.
Following an investigation by the police, the driver was prosecuted and get this ...... he has been handed an 8 MONTH JAIL SENTENCE for his behaviour, been banned from driving aswell!!!
This is fantastic news for all road users, as it shows that the police in the UK are taking dash cam footage so seriously that they are using it in court as evidence in prosecution cases. And the bigger picture is even better - the more idiots who find out about this case - the more of them might think twice before behaving like a neanderthol when driving.
There are hundreds of thousands of dash cams out there on the roads now, and certainly they are becoming even more popular with hundreds if not thousands being installed in the UK every single day. What this means is that there will soon be no place to hide for cretins who flout the laws and endanger lives - YOU ARE BEING WATCHED.
The great thing about this, is that if there is no accident, the first thing the prat will know about their illegal activity being caught with video footage is when they get an knock on their door from the police. What a nice surprise for them!!
I cannot think of anything more satisfying than a chav being taken down to the station, and before they know it - finding themselves in court and jailed before their feet can touch the ground. This is the PURPOSE of the EXISTENCE of the dash cam.
Its all very well having millions of facebook hits due to surfers being curious about what the dash cam can do for us decent road users - but it has never been enough. Now with the advent of this incredible court case and prison sentence - the message is loud and clear for those who think they are tough enough to flout the laws of the land and put people in potentially lethal situations - GET A GRIB IDIOT - OR YOU ARE GOING DOWN!
Lets hope they get more of these scum drivers locked up - and if like me you own a dash cam - use it.
I wonder who the driver who did the filming was, it wasn't me this time round and I honestly hope I never get the chance - I wouldnt want to be near an incident like that at all.
Good luck everyone - and share the news!