dashcams

Mailbag: A primary tool in warding off post-crash litigation threats

"You’ve got to keep an eye out for every little detail and pass it on. If you’ve got a good insurance company, they’ll fight it for you.” As in crashes, as in other cases, says owner-operator Wayne VanHooser. “You’d be surprised how many times you can win when you do that.”

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Anthony Johnson presents ‘The cutoff’

"This could have turned out bad," noted Anthony Johnson with this addition to the Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted videos.

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Post-crash litigation: Cameras and ELD evidence

Much of the monitoring equipment that many larger carriers are investing in -- from cameras to ELDs -- also gives them a critical edge in legal disputes.

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Caught on camera: Attempted insurance fraud?

The extreme-brake-check entries are growing in Overdrive’s Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted and other videos of on-highway events, this one in a center lane on the George Washington Bridge into New York City.

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Staring down a head-on collision with Carroll Fulmer driver

Latest from Dashcam Central: When you see somebody coming at you out of the distance, it can take a moment to realize just what you're seeing. In this case a pair of headlights emerging and, it becomes increasingly clear, attached to a four-wheeler who is in your very lane.

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Podcast: Big data at ‘tipping point’ for new safety applications

Fatigue management and monitoring techs will become, over the next 30 years, ubiquitous in fleet trucks -- even, says safety expert Don Osterberg, in owner-operated units.

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Dan Lagoon presents four-wheeler’s full 360 in ‘Black ice in Missouri’

"A car did a 360 on the freeway next to me" in January, noted Dan Lagoon in this upload to Overdrive's Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted vids. Follow the link below to add your own.

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Turning your phone into a dashcam

Have you tried any of the available smartphone apps designed to turn your device into a functional dashcam allowing for saving clips for exoneration/evidence and other purposes?

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Mark Bezley’s ‘crosswalk law’ citation: Dismissed with dashcam evidence

Read driver Mark Bezley's No. 1 dashcam tale, involving his exoneration from a ticket given during a "crosswalk law" sting in a small Wash. town. And: What's yours?

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David Stout presents ‘Car loses control in front of my 18-wheeler in Ky.’

Looks like safe speeds in wet conditions saved operator Stout from a potential collision as a four-wheeler lost traction and ended up with its headlights pointed in Stout's direction in the lane ahead.

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