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Gungahlin fishtail

johnboy 1 April 2011 30

“DRIVING CANBERRA” has posted this gem to YouTube with the following note:

Saw this at the corner of Gungahlin Dr and Wanganeen Av in Ngunnawal. Of course it had to be a white Holden Commodore ute, with standard rims on the rear.

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georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 6:40 am 05 Apr 11

Although not a smart thing to do, what was on that video is hardly the end of the world. I see way worse behaviour than that on our roads.

And no, I don’t condone it.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 10:25 pm 04 Apr 11

Tooks said :

dvaey said :

EvanJames said :

[You can actually photograph or film pretty-much anything you want to, yes, even children (gasp!).

Maybe the trend to in-car cameras is a reaction to the lack of policing, or maybe it’s so’s they can post the results on you tube or the Funny Video Show.

Either way, I can’t see a problem with it.

One interesting point to note though is that depending on their mood at the time, it IS illegal to video your (or someone elses) dealings with the police, so if theres police officers nearby, ensure youre not recording.

Once again dvaey, you’re wrong.

There is an increasing push in this direction by law enforcement agencies in the US. I believe it generally involves the police misusing anti wiretapping or surveillance laws. Google for “recording police illegal” or something similar.

Here’s an example – http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/01/12/police_fight_cellphone_recordings/

Pretty ugly stuff from the home of the free.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 9:19 pm 04 Apr 11

While we’re linking in-car video’s, let the mundaneness of the first few minutes wash over you in this one before the main event….pay attention out there.

p1 p1 8:15 pm 04 Apr 11

Tooks said :

dvaey said :

EvanJames said :

[You can actually photograph or film pretty-much anything you want to, yes, even children (gasp!).

Maybe the trend to in-car cameras is a reaction to the lack of policing, or maybe it’s so’s they can post the results on you tube or the Funny Video Show.

Either way, I can’t see a problem with it.

One interesting point to note though is that depending on their mood at the time, it IS illegal to video your (or someone elses) dealings with the police, so if theres police officers nearby, ensure youre not recording.

Once again dvaey, you’re wrong.

You can film in public whatever you want, so long as you don’t zoom in on peoples, um, private bits. Pretty much anything else is fine, even if they are cops. That said, I’ve often found being deliberately annoy greatly increases your chances of being arrested.

Chaz Chaz 7:40 pm 04 Apr 11

representative said :

does anyone know if its legal to have a camera mounted in your car?

Absolutely not!

You’re allowed to photograph/film anybody & anything you see on public property. You can even photograph/film private property as long as you’re on public grounds.

Tooks Tooks 6:26 pm 04 Apr 11

dvaey said :

EvanJames said :

[You can actually photograph or film pretty-much anything you want to, yes, even children (gasp!).

Maybe the trend to in-car cameras is a reaction to the lack of policing, or maybe it’s so’s they can post the results on you tube or the Funny Video Show.

Either way, I can’t see a problem with it.

One interesting point to note though is that depending on their mood at the time, it IS illegal to video your (or someone elses) dealings with the police, so if theres police officers nearby, ensure youre not recording.

Once again dvaey, you’re wrong.

dvaey dvaey 1:25 pm 04 Apr 11

EvanJames said :

[You can actually photograph or film pretty-much anything you want to, yes, even children (gasp!).

Maybe the trend to in-car cameras is a reaction to the lack of policing, or maybe it’s so’s they can post the results on you tube or the Funny Video Show.

Either way, I can’t see a problem with it.

One interesting point to note though is that depending on their mood at the time, it IS illegal to video your (or someone elses) dealings with the police, so if theres police officers nearby, ensure youre not recording.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:02 am 04 Apr 11

representative said :

does anyone know if its legal to have a camera mounted in your car?

Why wouldn’t it be?

You can actually photograph or film pretty-much anything you want to, yes, even children (gasp!).

Maybe the trend to in-car cameras is a reaction to the lack of policing, or maybe it’s so’s they can post the results on you tube or the Funny Video Show.

Either way, I can’t see a problem with it.

Tooks Tooks 11:14 am 03 Apr 11

Grrrr said :

Tooks said :

I don’t think it actually takes much time to plug in an $80 dash cam.

A GoProHD is a fair bit more than $80. Pretty popular for MTB and other sports, tho – nice cameras. Put in an SD card, mount it whereever with a suction-cup mount, press record.

on-topic: Probably best for white utes to save the sideways action for late at night on a quiet road, methinks.

Is representative a question-asking bot?

You can get a fairly good quality one for $88US. The really good ones with GPS, data recording etc can run into the $100s though.

Davo111 Davo111 3:42 am 03 Apr 11

representative said :

anyone know the price to install a video camera and any suggestions on models etc?

you can get ones that automatically start when the car is turned on.
Kaiser baas road recorder, autoblackbox (had a cash for comment segment on ACA), cheap models off ebay. If its inside the car and you can press record, any handy cam would do. Just grab the right mount, otherwise your cam will become a missile in an accident.

Just remember that rubber mounts have been known to attract thieves looking for GPS’ in the glove box.

Grrrr Grrrr 1:15 am 03 Apr 11

Tooks said :

I don’t think it actually takes much time to plug in an $80 dash cam.

A GoProHD is a fair bit more than $80. Pretty popular for MTB and other sports, tho – nice cameras. Put in an SD card, mount it whereever with a suction-cup mount, press record.

on-topic: Probably best for white utes to save the sideways action for late at night on a quiet road, methinks.

Is representative a question-asking bot?

representative representative 9:30 pm 02 Apr 11

anyone know the price to install a video camera and any suggestions on models etc?

sandcaw sandcaw 7:56 pm 02 Apr 11

Ah, clearly a case of SPS. Small Penis Syndrome.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 6:47 pm 02 Apr 11

Keijidosha said :

Of course a large number of recorded incidents are purely trivial

Not if you’ve been in an expensive accident. Picture tells a thousand words, a video footage won’t even require you to speak. Apparently it seems to be a common feature in cars in Japan, called “Drive Recorder”, like a black box that continually records the last few minutes.

Here’s some examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJrXpjuN_O0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdyuQ-rznog

Tooks Tooks 9:07 am 02 Apr 11

Mystery2Me said :

Some people just have way too much time on their hands…. driver and video operator included.

I don’t think it actually takes much time to plug in an $80 dash cam. I think you’ll find more and more people doing it.

Mystery2Me Mystery2Me 4:40 am 02 Apr 11

Some people just have way too much time on their hands…. driver and video operator included.

damien haas damien haas 11:33 pm 01 Apr 11

I agree, Im not amazed at how high the road toll is, Im amazed at how low it is, given the large numbers of idiots we all see driving dangerously every day. Talk to cops and they will tell you that a big white car with blue lights on it transforms the behaviour of all cars around them.

saraj saraj 10:26 pm 01 Apr 11

I live near this roundabout. This crap happens every day of the week and twice on sundays….as they say.

Im waiting for someone to wipe themselves out on the many light poles around it, only a matter of time.

Davo111 Davo111 9:43 pm 01 Apr 11

squirell said :

Perhaps i’m missing something, but why are you driving around filiming?

a lot of people do it for insurance reasons. There are a lot of incompetent drivers around in sydney, particularly at night. The camera might just help when it comes to an accident.

As #7 said, raises awareness. also, Hopefully the driver/friends/family would notice their car on youtube and see the error in their ways.

Special G Special G 8:14 pm 01 Apr 11

If anyone does catch this sort of thing on camera forward it directly to ACT Police traffic operations. They love to get this sort of thing simply handed to them. Walk up start.

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