Post by georgiacammer on Jul 1, 2015 17:33:35 GMT -5
This isn't a PRR member like the thread says, but the lady featured drives on the same roads that I do, and the accident shown is at an intersection that I used to pass every single day. You can also see her pulling into my old middle school. So I got really excited when I watched this. They also did a great job of not making up things, such as "however, dashcams could be a big distraction on the road"...
Who knows, if whoever did the story searched the youtube archives for a while longer, my channel or even any of the several Georgia channels could have been featured in the report.
Post by DontDentMyCar on Jul 14, 2015 21:25:33 GMT -5
great example of why people should spend the money to get a dash cam.
My cam doesn't have a screen on it, so I couldn't show an officer any clips until I download them on a computer. I wonder how many have that feature. Seems like a good idea, but the downside is they make the camera so obvious.
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