The car camera can help with road rage because it will video the thugs and stop them in their tracks!
If you haven’t heard about the car camera and what it can do for you in road rage situations – then read on – it might even save your life!
Long gone are the days when you could pretty much guarantee a safe and uneventful commute to or from the office in your car. At one time the journey could have even been described as fun, relaxing or “time out”.
You get the picture, it’s chucking it down with rain, you’re rushing back to the car, unlocking the door and falling into the seat – before you know it the radio is on, the heating is warming up and the days grind fades into the background as you look forward to the evening ahead. Before you know it you’re home and dry and you can barely remember the rubbish tracks they were playing on the radio, interleaved with a gazillion ads.
These days though, the journey home is more likely to be a combination of ….
a) Not being let out at a junction as you try and join a main road from a side street.
b) Being “cut up” as you pass through the traffic lights and two lanes join into one.
c) Being harrassed by the driver behind who seems intent on making his car play leap frog with yours – he’s driving so close.
d) Having someone blow their horn at you because you were two seconds too slow when the lights turned green.
e) Being overtaken by a driver in the slow lane.
f) Having a parked car suddenly open their door into your path because they can’t be bothered waiting for the traffic to pass.
g) Avoiding school kids walking home because they just seem to prefer walking in the road than on the pavement.
h) Swerving to avoid the cyclist who prefers to ride 4ft into the road rather than at the side.
…….. in other words, you have to have your wits about you at all times!!!
Really, the list goes on and on and we all have our “pet hates” when it comes to driving, it’s a well known fact that we become “territorial” when we get behind the wheel so these seemingly small incidents are magnified by both their frequency and our in-built love of the protective little metal bubble we sit in.
Beneath the trivia though, is something more sinister (slow drum roll).
“Road Rage” is a problem on the increase and some drivers are becoming increasingly violent towards their fellow road users.
It seems like sticking two fingers up is no longer the preferred method of communication for some drivers (male in particular), instead they like to get out and make an exhibition of themselves by banging on the window and acting all tough – especially once they notice the target is a lone female.
Then of course we have the bonzos who just don’t seem to know how to drive, they aren’t selfish or in any particular rush, they just can’t drive a car properly. Either too slow, too fast, can’t corner, don’t know what a mirror is for (or an indicator stick for that matter!!!!) – they just can’t drive.
These are often the types which cause the minor accidents and we really all need to be aware of them when they are in the vicinity. Once they cause a bump – they may try and claim it wasn’t there fault (and in fact they will often genuinly believe that to be true theyre so dopey). ******This is where having a car camera such as these found here***** comes in handy, having their daft road antics on video is all a good driver needs to prove his involvement in an incident was the other persons fault.
Youtube is crammed full of people who have uploaded some of the funniest and craziest videos taken from their car cameras, facebook itself maintains groups with hundreds of thousands of members just clamouring for the latest crazy driver video they can have a good gawk at.
At the end of the day we all need our cars – maybe the answer isn’t a video – maybe we should all just try to be a little bit more understanding towards each other when we are out on the roads.