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    1. Member Pretarion's Avatar
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      09-09-2012 06:14 PM #1
      I was in the middle lane of the service road of a local highway the other morning. Light was red. I was in the middle lane that was a left turn / straight option. There was a lady in a brand new Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the left lane that is left turn only option. Light turns green, start to make a left turn underneath the tollway... BAM! Lady in the truck went straight into my Audi A3. She never turned. Car spun 180 degrees. Lady admitted 100% fault to her insurance, which is good considering I have a Dash-Cam that caught it all on video in case she was to dispute the claim. Can't wait to see what rental car I get. Check out the vid...






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      09-09-2012 06:18 PM #2
      That's pretty cool except for the wreck damage. Lol @ rubberneckers.

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      09-09-2012 06:18 PM #3
      what dash camera do you have?

    4. 09-09-2012 06:19 PM #4
      Jesus what music is that? I need to have that on b/c if she would have hit me (even in my old Outback) I'm pretty sure I would have been a lot more pissed.

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      09-09-2012 06:20 PM #5
      "Ahhh ****"

      I see these becoming more popular here in North America pretty soon. We need to catch up to the Russians and their crazy dash cam videos
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      09-09-2012 06:20 PM #6
      I am using the Smarty Blackbox BX1500. Paid $200 for it, and like I said... It already paid for itself.

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      09-09-2012 06:20 PM #7
      I'm always worried about that happening. People are obliv-iots

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      09-09-2012 06:22 PM #8
      Why did she go straight? That's sort-of a weird thing to do.

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      09-09-2012 06:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      "Ahhh ****"

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      09-09-2012 06:25 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Why did she go straight? That's sort-of a weird thing to do.
      Obviously not paying any attention to lane designations. I see that crap constantly.

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      09-09-2012 06:26 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      Obviously not paying any attention to lane designations. I see that crap constantly.
      She even hung back..... weird.

      I see people get in turn lanes and then try and beat the other lane across so they can pass in the intersection and go straight.
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      09-09-2012 06:33 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by sullie View Post
      Jesus what music is that? I need to have that on b/c if she would have hit me (even in my old Outback) I'm pretty sure I would have been a lot more pissed.
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      09-09-2012 06:34 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Why did she go straight? That's sort-of a weird thing to do.
      Funny you ask. I actually remember looking at her when I started going because she held back. She was on her phone. I was so pissed at her.

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      09-09-2012 06:36 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Pretarion View Post
      She was on her phone.
      there it is

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      09-09-2012 06:39 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      She even hung back..... weird.

      I see people get in turn lanes and then try and beat the other lane across so they can pass in the intersection and go straight.
      That's because EVERYONE is SOOOOOO special that they have the RIGHT to get in front of YOU who are, obviously not special.
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      09-09-2012 06:40 PM #16
      I trust you know there is an Audi certified body shop in Plano near Ohio / Plano Pkwy

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      09-09-2012 06:40 PM #17
      Here is something else for you, I called the police to come out and make a report. The lady driving asked me why I did that? I told her that I wanted a report for my own protection. She got upset that I called and told me that she couldn't wait because she had "things to do." I blew up. I told her that if she left, I would call it a hit and run. I yelled at her that my time is just as valuable as hers, and that she inconvenienced me, so the least she could do is wait until the cops got there. People are so f'n unbelievable.

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      09-09-2012 06:44 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Pretarion View Post
      Here is something else for you, I called the police to come out and make a report. The lady driving asked me why I did that? I told her that I wanted a report for my own protection. She got upset that I called and told me that she couldn't wait because she had "things to do." I blew up. I told her that if she left, I would call it a hit and run. I yelled at her that my time is just as valuable as hers, and that she inconvenienced me, so the least she could do is wait until the cops got there. People are so f'n unbelievable.
      She has **** to do, jerk. Can't you see she was busy updating her mobile Facebook with a status update that said she'd be somewhere. But now she can't be there because you're busting her balls, forcing her to update her status again. The huge manatee!
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      09-09-2012 06:48 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Pretarion View Post
      My Dash Cam paid for itself
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    20. 09-09-2012 06:50 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Pretarion View Post
      Here is something else for you, I called the police to come out and make a report. The lady driving asked me why I did that? I told her that I wanted a report for my own protection. She got upset that I called and told me that she couldn't wait because she had "things to do." I blew up. I told her that if she left, I would call it a hit and run. I yelled at her that my time is just as valuable as hers, and that she inconvenienced me, so the least she could do is wait until the cops got there. People are so f'n unbelievable.

      Is that on video too? That's the funny stuff that we all want to watch.
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      09-09-2012 06:54 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      Obviously not paying any attention to lane designations. I see that crap constantly.
      Obviously not! Wow... My first though was even if you were 3/4's asleep, as long as you were looking forward you'd notice a vehicle turning in front of you and should instinctively try to not hit it! I mean... any average driver should have been able to notice what was going on even with their peripheral vision (if you were looking down at something).

      That's pretty damn sad/pathetic... Driver damaged two pretty new/expensive vehicles. Glad the owner/poster caught it on dash cam. They seem like a pretty damn good idea!.

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      09-09-2012 07:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      My thinking aswell. She admited to fault, so there was no need for dash cam.
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      09-09-2012 07:10 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      Plus a hit from the rear which is usually not the person in fault of accident.

      Sucks no one wanted to be a witness to the crash....

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      09-09-2012 07:11 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      My thinking aswell. She admited to fault, so there was no need for dash cam.
      I think he meant that it actually recorded something interesting.

      I'm gonna get myself a Smarty Box too.
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      09-09-2012 07:21 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      My thinking aswell. She admited to fault, so there was no need for dash cam.
      People can admit fault then later say something else.
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      09-09-2012 07:26 PM #26
      ****ing Dallas (and surrounding area) drivers! I've almost been hit in this same scenario more times than I can count. They also need a no cell phone while driving law here.

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      09-09-2012 07:30 PM #27
      Every dash cam thread has me wanting one for myself
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      09-09-2012 07:39 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      Every dash cam thread has me wanting one for myself
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pretarion View Post
      I am using the Smarty Blackbox BX1500. Paid $200 for it, and like I said... It already paid for itself.
      How do you like it? Would you buy again or would you look for something else if you had to? Does it hide behind the rear view mirror or does it stand out a bit?

    29. 09-09-2012 07:48 PM #29
      I focking hate non drivers.

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      09-09-2012 07:49 PM #30
      Wow-that Audi really f*(##d up that Tacoma!

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      09-09-2012 07:55 PM #31
      Condolences on the damage. Hope you're not hurt.

      I've been thinking about picking up a dash cam off and on and thanks to this and yet another close call on I-30 yesterday I've decided to pick up the same one you have. I notice Amazon features the 120 and 170, both for the same price. So which one would be the better choice? I know the 170 would capture a larger area, but would it lose resolution?

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      09-09-2012 07:59 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by maximaboost View Post
      My BX1500 paid for itself as well back in May. There was just a little damage to the front bumper and the other driver refused to wait for police to arrive.
      Why did you continue toward the intersection at speed when you can clearly see there's someone turning?

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      09-09-2012 08:09 PM #33
      This honestly looks like you could braked much earlier and prevented the entire thing...

      Quote Originally Posted by maximaboost View Post
      My BX1500 paid for itself as well back in May. There was just a little damage to the front bumper and the other driver refused to wait for police to arrive.





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      09-09-2012 08:13 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by maximaboost View Post
      My BX1500 paid for itself as well back in May. There was just a little damage to the front bumper and the other driver refused to wait for police to arrive.




      Nice job ramming full speed into an intersection there, sport.

    35. 09-09-2012 08:13 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by maximaboost View Post
      My BX1500 paid for itself as well back in May. There was just a little damage to the front bumper and the other driver refused to wait for police to arrive.




      All that shows is that you were at fault....

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