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OK, after being cut off numerous times and was almost killed today, I'm thinking of mounting a camcorder on my bike permanently (with a quick release when I park). I've read others being run off the road and icbc will do nothing about it since either 'nothing' happened or there are no witnesses.

What do you guys think about having a camcorder for insurance purposes? Of course it can back fire by incriminating myself if I do stupid things on the road too.


I've searched but didn't find any similar threads on this.
 

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Good idea, esp if you travel a lot in town. The nice thing about digicams is that you can just hit delete once you get to where youre going.

Reminds me of that chick with the R1 in California who got creamed by some conehead on the highway and then denied everything. Her camera told a different story though.
 

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Great idea...+1 for the digital cam versions.
 

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sounds like a great idea. Haven't had any problems on my bike yet (knock on wood) but my car is a different story, would love one for my car. Let me know how it goes when you get it.
 

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Just make sure the cops don't use it as evidence AGAINST you (speeding etc)
 

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SkydiveSonic said:
Just make sure the cops don't use it as evidence AGAINST you (speeding etc)
I was thinking the same thing. You need to put your speedo and tach in the camera's blind spot. :evilgrin
 

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Cars cut you off from the side, not from the front. The camera won't actually show you that much. I had an incident caught on a video camera. The guy swerved at me and I moved to the far left of the lane while braking and he pulled in front of me. The video hardly shows anything.
 

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Cars cut you off from the side, not from the front. The camera won't actually show you that much. I had an incident caught on a video camera. The guy swerved at me and I moved to the far left of the lane while braking and he pulled in front of me. The video hardly shows anything.
Hmm... fisheye lens? Course, then we're talking big money cameras.... plus itll look like youre going a million miles an hour at all times.
 

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I was thinking the same thing. You need to put your speedo and tach in the camera's blind spot. :evilgrin
If you're a habitual speeder, yes. If not, having the speedo in your field of view may be a *good* thing.

It's a double-edged sword, really. I ride with a GPS on my bike now, and it's constantly logging my track (speed, position, elevation). I like going back later and plotting the track on a map, so I can remember just where that little side road was that I didn't know about. But if I ever went down or got pulled over for speeding, maybe an officer could try to confiscate it as evidence to use against me. Anyone know what the law is in that regard? Am I allowed to keep it as evidence of my innocence, or would I have to relenquish it to the constabulary?
 
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