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Stevo VWbusman's Comment
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They could put a micro swittch in the dirvers seat and seatbelt, to turn the driver facing camera on. The newer Nissan forklifts had 3 such switches. The lift would start and run, but would not move, nor operate the hydraulics, unless your butt was in the seat....

Phox's Comment
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They could put a micro swittch in the dirvers seat and seatbelt, to turn the driver facing camera on. The newer Nissan forklifts had 3 such switches. The lift would start and run, but would not move, nor operate the hydraulics, unless your butt was in the seat....

a lot of post 2000 cars have the passenger airbag designed in such a way. So when a child sits in the front seat, because they are much lighter than adult or older child the passenger airbag is turned off because they don't trip the sensor.

Errol V.'s Comment
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This just happened to me this evening and I have to say I'm glad I had the camera.

In Atlanta rush hour I used an on ramp. Of course my lane disappeared and I was forced to merge left. A car hauler was next to me but he seemed to slow down to let me in front, which is the courteous thing to do.

As I merged left it turns out that's not the car hauler's intention! He honked his air horn, but since I was already mostly in front of him in the lane (and my original on-ramp lane was gone by this point), he moved to the left lane, sped up a bit, and then swung his truck right towards my left side and zoomed on past. He had clipped my left mirror! Immediately I activated the camera, which has that 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after feature. Anything that is activated is automatically sent to the office. When the guy clipped my mirror, I heard the "thunk" but I did not know what had been hit. That's why I activated the camera. In case there was something more serious, I would have proof that it really wasn't my fault. On top of that there driver cam would show that I was driving normally, watching all the traffic and being a good driver.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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This just happened to me this evening and I have to say I'm glad I had the camera.

In Atlanta rush hour I used an on ramp. Of course my lane disappeared and I was forced to merge left. A car hauler was next to me but he seemed to slow down to let me in front, which is the courteous thing to do.

As I merged left it turns out that's not the car hauler's intention! He honked his air horn, but since I was already mostly in front of him in the lane (and my original on-ramp lane was gone by this point), he moved to the left lane, sped up a bit, and then swung his truck right towards my left side and zoomed on past. He had clipped my left mirror! Immediately I activated the camera, which has that 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after feature. Anything that is activated is automatically sent to the office. When the guy clipped my mirror, I heard the "thunk" but I did not know what had been hit. That's why I activated the camera. In case there was something more serious, I would have proof that it really wasn't my fault. On top of that there driver cam would show that I was driving normally, watching all the traffic and being a good driver.

woah, glad you didn't wreck!

There is a chance that the camera got the other truck's cab number, and or trailer number too, so that video can be sent to his company.

Did you activate it? or did it activate itself?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Stevo VWbusman's Comment
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WOW ! hopefully it got his truck or trailer ID to send to his company ! Little road rage? lol

Errol V.'s Comment
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Not enough "bump" to self activate, but there's a button for the driver to catch something. Since there's that ten seconds in the can, when you hit the button, you catch the whole thing.

I wrote down the license number. Most car carriers are independent or 2-3 truck operations. They could care less.

And finally, I walked along the left side & don't see any damage anyway. But if there was .... !

G-Town's Comment
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Not enough "bump" to self activate, but there's a button for the driver to catch something. Since there's that ten seconds in the can, when you hit the button, you catch the whole thing.

I wrote down the license number. Most car carriers are independent or 2-3 truck operations. They could care less.

And finally, I walked along the left side & don't see any damage anyway. But if there was .... !

I just saw this, glad you were not hurt. I used that button to capture a road rage incident about a year ago. Great example of how it can directly help us. Really glad it turned out ok.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I hit the record button mostly for CYA because I heard the thump but I did not know what had gotten hit. Now that my incident has been sent to Phoenix I'm not sure if they'll ask me what's up with this or not. Anyway it turned out to be no big deal.

SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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Each month Melton sends on a safety letter email. I copied the following from this months email.

Drive Cam FAQ's Answered

Question: Why is the camera always on?

Answer: The camera continuously records 10 seconds of video. Every second it adds one second to be saved and deletes a previously saved second. Once an event is triggered the unit saves an additional 10 seconds so we receive a total of 20 seconds of video.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Each month Melton sends on a safety letter email. I copied the following from this months email.

Drive Cam FAQ's Answered Question: Why is the camera always on? Answer: The camera continuously records 10 seconds of video. Every second it adds one second to be saved and deletes a previously saved second. Once an event is triggered the unit saves an additional 10 seconds so we receive a total of 20 seconds of video.

That is consistent with my camera's operation. It only uploads once triggered by an event. I fairly certain all of the newer technology works this way. My camera stops recording when the truck's engine is shut-off and/or parked/stationary. Same with you?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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