Don’t worry. I’m not shilling for anyone. I won’t even post a link. But has anyone seen these commercials on late night tv for these dashcams? Only $39.99 or $59.99 or whatever (plus an unspecified amount of processing & handling, of course). My first thought, as a privacy advocate, was, (sarcastically), oh boy, another chance to be on camera. But on second thought, as long as its not uploading automatically to the cloud / youtube, this could be a good thing. The commercial is filled with testimonials like, “The policeman said that I ran the red light, but when I got out of shock trauma, I checked my dashcam video, and look, my light is green”.
My other thought is, if these really catch on, over time we should get a whole lot of funny & scary YouTube videos of people doing crazy things on the road. I don’t know if anybody else here is a fan of the show "World’s Dumbest. . . ", but a lot of the episodes revolved around cars & driving “. . . Dumbest Drivers”. Most of those videos came from traffic cameras and dashcams. It was stated on one of the episodes that most of the dashcam footage they get comes from Russia. Apparently there are a great many bad and/or crazy drivers in Russia, so folks install dashcams to prove to their insurance companies that they were not at fault when they get in an accident. I think its going to catch on here, especially with all the crazy / dumb / distracted people we have driving around in our country (the loose nut behind the wheel).
P.S.- Computer, stop underlining the word “dashcam”. Its a word.