this is my channel. its bad drivers from a pedestrians view. i dont drive, dont have my license, so i walk. youll see one of the most notorious intersections i cross almost on a daily basis. ive asked my city council to put in stoplights here since its very dangerous for pedestrians to cross here with the stop sign runners/speeders. they dont stop for pedestrians which is MASSACHUSETTS STATE LAW. subscribe/comment....
Post by DontDentMyCar on Mar 3, 2014 10:57:42 GMT -5
I love your channel, it's refreshing to see things from the pedestrians point of view as it clearly shows how dangerous it can be with those heavy vehicles whizzing by and hardly stopping at intersections. Keep up the great work.
If I have both of my daughters and/or my hubby with me, one of them pushes my 4 yr old in her stroller, but in my newest vid, my oldest daughter was with me and I didn't have the stroller, but that's the long answer to yes I actually hold the cam, except in the first couple where you hear a clunking then those couple times it was in the cup holder of the stroller, and it's my cell phone that I use as my cam and thanks for checking out my channel
Post by C_H EdmontonDrivers on Mar 20, 2014 20:01:37 GMT -5
Trying to get my wife to do the same, looking for a "head mount" instead, if the camera is in your hand your can point it anywhere but then it limits you to one hand. Chest mount only shows whats in front and you have to turn your whole body to see behind you, the sun glasses with a cam or a bullet cam that can go onto the side of your head and gives you that better view/angle while still being able to walk forward with hands free basically
The camera is a very small hole right between the eyes of the glasses. And there's a mic on the left side of the ear piece. www.electroflip.com/isee-video-audio-recording-sunglasses.html The camera is very directional from what I've noticed, but what it does record is very clear and nice looking. The audio is great as well. It's amazing for how small the camera/mic is. The frames are a very cheap plastic, but I'll live with that haha. I do sometimes look down too much, but when I'm on the road with other cars I usually look straight ahead and use my mirror to see what's coming up behind me. Usually kills my neck by the end of the ride though lol.
I actually do wear prescription eye glasses lol so I don't think that would be an option for me, it's just easier for me to hold my cam when I do record I usually have someone else push the stroller or walk with my youngest so I can record the idiots
ive changed my youtube channels name, its now called "bad drivers from a pedestrians view" since its a unique channel. and thats pretty much what i post on there. while yes there are a couple of videos that arent related to bad drivers, feel free to watch those as well, i posted those before i decided to record bad drivers. also dont forget to like/subscribe to my page, comments are always welcome. i will be posting a new video shortly.
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