Knight: Driver-Facing Cameras?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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I've been reading through most of these comments. It seems surveillance is the big worry. In the Big Brother is watching you" department this is a big worry for me too.

Rob T. remembers:

I remember getting a call from my "coach" at PFG trying to rip me a new one for not using my seat belt in the yard. I was moving the truck less than a hundred yard below 5 mph to clean my windshield off.

While I was driving for Swift, they installed the driver cams. I got caught no-seat-belt when I was backing into a trailer! - 5 feet backwards at 2 MPH and that set off the event alarm. I was called into the office and was finger wagged.

Another time I was caught in the act of eating Oreos.

But another time I caused an event alarm. This time I had come to an intersection, the cross traffic did not have a stop. I looked both ways, and proceeded. Suddenly a car came across in front of me, I jammed the brakes. I got called in for the event. But the safety officer watched the video and saw that I had looked both ways before proceeding. I got off from the charge.

You all should know by now that though the camera is on all the time, it only "remembers" the last ten seconds. In an event it keeps that memory and includes the next ten seconds to send in. So though the camera never blinks, only the recorded events that could mean either there's an accident, or the driver is not fully doing their job are sent in.

Last word: Insurance companies would dearly love to see that you were actively driving the vehicle as an accident occurs. Then the fault is not so much on you or the company. That's the main reason for the driver facing cameras.

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