This week, pretty amazing footage was captured on a dashboard mounted camera of a plan crashing:
Moreover, driver cameras have become very popular in certain areas of the world, e.g., in Asia it seems commonplace but in the US, outside of taxis, they tend to be rare. We have one report on a high end offering called Drivecam that is worth checking out - Drivecam Video Monitoring Examined However, is anyone using a driver camera for their own personal use? Do you like it?Have you been able to use it to help with an accident?
Personally I'm more and more inclined to get one. But they're not so common yet here in Holland so it's hard to find some decent information on them. So far I'm quite fond of the BlackVue series. Altho they are a tad expensive, they do seem to have good quality.
I'm sure that one decent usage of the footage during an insurance claim would already have paid them back in full.
I have got one after my friend had a car incident where he could not prove that the other car was moving on the red light because of "witness" from the other car. I think it is good to have it. There also was a video a couple of years ago regarding scam that made dash cameras popular here in Toronto
Unfortunately, Toronto police does not accept footage from dash cameras. You have to record the face of driver (!) as well or be a witness in the court that this person drove a car if you try to self-report something like red light crossing.