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Traffic Fury: Careless Or Couldn’t Care Less Driving

There is a three-lane road in my town. One lane is a bus lane, hence the central lane is southbound, the outer lane northbound. Whilst driving in the centre lane I was confronted by an on-coming car. Fair enough, Perhaps he thought it was an overtaking lane, although the signage is clear enough. Continue reading

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Add A Dashcam For Safety & Security

Cars today come with all manner of lifestyle and safety technology designed to make our journeys less boring and more secure but we still do not have any control over what happens outside the vehicle. There are plenty of careless or couldn’t care less drivers on our highways and, although we hear less about it these days, that nasty ‘cash for crash’ scam has not gone away. Criminals are being ever more inventive as to how they think they can con us out of insurance money. That’s why dashboard or windscreen mounted cameras are a great idea. The dashcam has come of age. Continue reading

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Supporting The Case For Dashcams

I don’t have a problem returning to the subject of road safety and the use of dashcams. In my driving life I see so many instances of bad or sloppy or careless or just-plain-stupid driving that I am often inclined to smile at and offer a cheery wave to anyone who is driving conscientiously. I use a dashcam all of the time as a precaution against stupidity or criminal activity. Continue reading

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Dashcam: Striking The Right Balance

The use of dashcams, while prevalent, hasn’t quite snowballed as much as I thought. It’s a great idea, especially for drivers of older cars who don’t have all the latest whizz-bang technology. We are not hearing so much about ‘cash for crash’ scams as we used to and, I would suggest, using a dashcam in a car might have contributed to that. Continue reading

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Day Of The Dashcam

Right now, on a shelf high in what is laughingly known as my office, sits a RAC Super HD CarCam awaiting the time I can get off my pert British butt and trial it. This dashcam has many excellent features that I have itemised below, for brevity, and I have no doubt it will do a good job. Continue reading

The Garmin nüviCam Conclusion

Garmin nuviCamThat title sounds like an episode of the Big Bang Theory doesn’t it? I’ll leave it in because this article is sort of about automotive science. On 2nd October I published my first look at this Garmin device (here) but now, looking back, I see I pretty much covered all there is to say about this excellent bit of kit. Continue reading

First Look – The All-Purpose Garmin nüviCam

Garmin nuviCamYou know how, when you drop a piece of toast, it always lands butter side down? And you know how, when changing TV channels, there’s always stupid advertisements on? Oh, and you know how, when trying to find a page in a book, you always flick just past the page required? Continue reading

Common Mistakes Motorists Make And How To Fix Them

Roadshamer.com, TurnEightJess Shanahan writes: We are all human and we’re bound to make mistakes when driving but the least we can do is try to minimise those mistakes to keep the roads safe. Of course, there are always going to be people out there who do drive dangerously but let’s not add to that by making silly mistakes that only infuriate other drivers. Continue reading

Third Eye – Rise Of The Dashcam

It’s a fact of life that car accidents happen and, by and large, we don’t have a lot of control over the when and where. Certainly, we do our best to drive carefully and stay safe but, well, the clue’s in the word. These days, innocent motorists are also cursed by the scourge of ‘cash for crash’ scams. Collisions caused accidentally on purpose for crooked gain. Either way we are likely to end up at best exchanging details and, at worst, arguing with thugs in the street. The solution is to deploy a third eye which is why DriveWrite has been trialling two affordable dashcams from the RAC. Continue reading