Dashcam Videos

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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Thomas Ivie presents ‘Flying Tire Incident’

"I was driving in Kansas City, Mo., when the wheel and tire of a car ahead of me came off. It rolled into the left lanes and out of my sight. ... All of a sudden, the tire was in the air, heading straight for me. ..."

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Mere inches of a near miss: Quick evasive action saves truck from sure disaster

This dashcam vid comes from the Connecticut-based 250-truck Bozzuto's fleet. Says Tom Halpin, transportation safety manager at Bozzuto’s: "In the words of the driver," one of Bozzuto's most senior, "'I don't know if fell asleep or was distracted.' It was mere inches in a near miss."

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‘Slow Down’: More near misses caught on dashcam

A video compilation of near misses from the truck drivers field of view, from the folks at the 'Real American Trucker' Facebook page.

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How to ‘pay for your dashcam several times over’ …

Without video of a rig rolling back into him in traffic on I-65, it would have been Boggs’ word against that of the other driver, “and the insurance would not pay anything,” he says. “This minor incident paid for my camera several times over."

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Wayne Smith presents ‘New lows for sharing the road’

Smith was hauling out of Allentown on I-78 "when a couple bikes were too impatient" -- and a little reckless, well evident in the video when, "at one point, the second bike pulls into the lane already occupied by a semi and then touches the semi with his hand."

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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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Mike Boggs presents ‘Car loses it, driving too fast on black ice’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBgAolr5r8 Running across central Illinois early one morning, Mike Boggs took note of "black ice in the road," he says, well invisible in the video above. "I was just moving into the left lane to pass some slower vehicles," he goes on, when a young woman who'd just come "around me driving too fast for the conditions" lost control of the car as she came upon "the slower vehicles ahead." Fortunately Boggs' situational awareness was on high alert ...

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Dave, Amanda present ‘Runaway train’

Caught on dashcam: Boxcars on a slow downhill run, engine in pursuit: "They tell drivers to expect the unexpected... Even off the road, it seems ..."

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Truck loses trailer while going down the highway

From Overdrive sister publication Truckers News: Have you ever seen this before?

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