My wife and experience the daily nerve racking experience of Canberra commuting. It seems every second day at least we see another accident. Seven deaths in Canberra roads this year, and I dread to think of how many serious injuries or even insurance nightmares and work interruptions people are suffering every day. Fatalities are only the tip of the reported ice berg. So we’ve had enough.
One day I accept that one of these idiots who cut people off, overtake on bends, routinely break the speed limit or beep at you for doing the speed limit, drive right on your tail as you have to slow down for a traffic jam – will hit us. And when they do, I intend to nail them hard in court with no chance of weasling out of it.
So I’m looking for car camera and black boxes. A quick search on Google throws up many options – it seems we are not alone and a whole industry is springing up around collecting evidence on dangerous drivers.
Does anyone have any advice on the technical or legal side?
If anything can we Youtube footage of these idiots and hopefully spur others to do the same, potentially leading to a preventive complaint before they kill or injure an innocent victim? Could we start a Youtube channel and tag by number plate?
It would seem that even $400 is a small price to pay for conclusive evidence in the name of road safety.
And we don’t understand it, it’s not like Canberra is world famous for its long commute times and traffic jams and poor road conditions. So what gives? Why does it seem there are so many on the road with bad attitude?