dashcams

Real American Trucker presents ‘A 360+’ in snow on U.S. 30 in Wyo.

"Following a snowplow on a foggy, ice-covered road" near Kemmerer, Wyo., as you'll see in the vid, an SUV coming up from behind the truck was unable to stop and does a full 360, and then some, right in front of the rig.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘Oops, wrong way’

As Salmon is approaching a left turn into an onramp, an oncoming pickup driver turned left as if to enter the highway himself. Too bad, as Salmon notes, the pickup driver was "going the wrong way on an off-ramp."

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Lester Slow presents ‘Trucking with crazy’

This reader's son helped edit this collection of clips captured at various locations around the United States. What do they have in common? Drivers behaving badly, Slow says.

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Fighting tickets

There is more than one way to skin the cat when it comes to fighting tickets. While more than four in 10 Overdrive readers say they have seen success contesting a ticket without employing a lawyer to help, interviews reveal a different pattern: The biggest success is seen when legal help is involved.

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Philip Kuffner presents a trio of vids to file under ‘on-highway follies’

Always "an adventure" out on the road, isn't it? Overdrive reader Philip Kuffner offered up these three vids from his dashcam as plenty evidence.

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Thursday round-up: Supply chain mandating ELDs?, Wal-Mart moving toward cab cameras, nolo contendere for operator

Reporting out of Arkansas: Wal-Mart's private fleet begins to test in-cab camera systems. Howard Salmon pleas out from under a following-too-close citation. And: one regular reader calls foul on the notion that brokers/shippers will require ELDs in contracts for exempt truckers post-mandate.

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‘Close call’ with Colin Young and his dashcam outside metro Denver

SB on I-25, "headed into the Denver Metro area," after another tractor-trailer passed Young, an impatient motorist "going too fast nearly wrecked while making an unsafe lane change."

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SmartDrive’s ‘Extended Recording’ feature enhanced; other upgrades, video mandate discussed

In a press briefing with reporters, coming just two weeks after NTSB's first call for a mandate for video recorder use, SmartDrive reps noted any mandate would be long in coming but that a belief in the power of video in highway safety "is certainly our position."

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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Dashcam to the rescue: Trucker assists law enforcement twice — in two days — with video evidence

Two days, two near-fatalities with plenty of motorist impatience at fault caught on the dashcam of independent owner-operator Howard Salmon. In both incidents, Salmon provided a principle piece of evidence to local law enforcement in Sarasota and Palmetto, Fla.

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