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lidl has a special offer this week on a dash cam for 30 quid... down from 50.

I might get one as it’s transferrable between vehicles, and there’s always some clown trying to overtake at a blind corner.

Anyone else use them?
 
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Yeah I have one like this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KP9KJJK/ref=dp_prsubs_3

Make sure the dash cam is at least 2k if not 4k.The sharpness is really needed to make out reg numbers etc.
Don't forget most dash cams need a sd card so make sure you allow for that in your pricing.
 

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I have one in the van, used it a few times when the tracker has flagged up sharp braking etc. Always good for using to stick two fingers up at our transport manager.
 

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Mine has one in the van, a good one. It does what it does until it’s really needed for evidence then it’s priceless!
It’s easily movable on its mount so if you have your wits about you it can be used to film something that’s not motor related, if you know what I mean i.e misbehaviour, assaults etc!
 
lidl has a special offer this week on a dash cam for 30 quid... down from 50.

I might get one as it’s transferrable between vehicles, and there’s always some clown trying to overtake at a blind corner.

Anyone else use them?

Always. Not just for idiots on blind corners, but in one area where I drive a lot the latest trend is for chancers to throw themselves onto your bonnet at red traffic lights and claim you've hit them!! of course they also have a mate to "witness" the incident.
 

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Always. Not just for idiots on blind corners, but in one area where I drive a lot the latest trend is for chancers to throw themselves onto your bonnet at red traffic lights and claim you've hit them!! of course they also have a mate to "witness" the incident.
and of course, these chancers have accents east of the mediterranean
 

littlespark

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and of course, these chancers have accents east of the mediterranean
As opposed to chancers from East of the Mersey.:)

I’ve seen the YouTube video of the guy throwing his moped down in front of a woman’s car and diving on the bonnet.... mate/ witness on hand to verify it was “her” fault.
I believe she let them take her to court.... where she produced her dash cam footage and the pair of them were done for fraud.
 
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Deffo get one. Had one for about 18 months ...

Make sure it’s HD and preferably one that you can easily transfer footage to your mobile.

Sooner or later it will save you money and your insurance NCD
 
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I bought one from Tesco’s, took it back for a refund.
I would prefer one which can take a large SD card, runs off the car power, records continuously, has a screen and can also send to a phone or computer.
 

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Just looking at the Lidl one.
It’s a Nextbase 112. 720p HD and requires a micro sd card.
Maybe a waste of money at £30....
 

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As opposed to chancers from East of the Mersey.:)

I’ve seen the YouTube video of the guy throwing his moped down in front of a woman’s car and diving on the bonnet.... mate/ witness on hand to verify it was “her” fault.
I believe she let them take her to court.... where she produced her dash cam footage and the pair of them were done for fraud.
I saw one similar. Same scenario but the woman get out of the car and then points at it. I presume to point at the camera. Both guys do a runner.
 
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It says "requires SD card" so ill have to buy a separate one. Might have an 8Gig kicking around the house
I have a helmet cam, which takes a 32Gig micro SD card.
It lasts a few days, before I have to clear it.
I’ve been told it can take a larger size, but you need the 32Gig or smaller to initially set up the camera.
It can be set to automatically overwrite the card, and if you want to save a recording of an incident, you have to tap a button and it will then save what you record, and also the 3 mins before you tapped the button.
 
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It says "requires SD card" so ill have to buy a separate one. Might have an 8Gig kicking around the house
I have a helmet cam, which takes a 32Gig micro SD card.
It lasts a few days, before I have to clear it.
I’ve been told it can take a larger size, but you need the 32Gig or smaller to initially set up the camera.
It can be set to automatically overwrite the card, and if you want to save a recording of an incident, you have to tap a button and it will then save what you record, including the 3 mins before you tapped the button.
Unfortunately the battery life has started dropping off.

The unit also has BT so can be used as a headset for phone, intercom, sat nav, and even has a built FM radio.
 
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The unit also has BT so can be used as a headset for phone, intercom, sat nav, and even has a built FM radio.
we need that on the forum so we can effectively communicate with buzz, as long as it will work in Romulan space.
 

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The unit also has BT so can be used as a headset for phone, intercom, sat nav, and even has a built FM radio.
we need that on the forum so we can effectively communicate with buzz, as long as it will work in Romulan space.
But why do we want to communicate with Buzz??? :)
 

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somebody has to. :D:D:D.
poor sod... :D
 
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I got mine for £41.99 on ebay (although it clearly came via an amazon seller judging from the packaging) but they regularly go for about £49.99 on ebay or amazon.
 

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P1553R? That’s your reg number?

I’m getting the Lidl dash cam tomorrow. Saw the same one in Halfords for 50
 
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Its worth having one for the ties when an accident may go against you or end up as a 50/50 split costing you money, if you are self employed claim it against your tax, I hard wire mine in as you can get a 12v to 5V unit off Amazon/eBay for about £7.

Lotus fun, I have right of way. Sound turned off to save card space and may have been edited not to incriminate myself.


The Subaru one the Vectra driver lost his rear end and hit my front offside, if I had no dash cam then I would have been in the sh1te or out of pocket. He was a cab driver I offered him a cash deal he went through the insurance, I bet he now works in Tesco stacking shelves........

 
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With more and more numpties on the road I think as dash cam is becoming vital.

Just look at this Muppet I encountered this morning:

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With more and more numpties on the road I think as dash cam is becoming vital.

Just look at this Muppet I encountered this morning:

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What an impatient tit, typical Audi driver.
 
and of course, these chancers have accents east of the mediterranean
Nothing like a bit of casual racism!
 

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