A bit of a scare today

Go down

A bit of a scare today

Post by modelman on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Popped downtown for while & on the way back, 1/2 mile from home, doing 25mph (honest) & approached a zebra crossing, green light in my favour, when a young mum with 2 youngsters in tow & a baby in a pushchair just WALKED OUT IN FRONT OF ME, slammed the anchors on & found myself looking at the young mums head 2 ft from me, couldn't see any of the kids at all!!

She started mouthing off at me & I pointed up at the lights which were STILL green for me & red for her!!

She then carried on across to the other side, THEN the lights changed, now what REALLY scared me, was had I clobbered them, I would almost certainly have killed them, (2.5 ton Land Rover)  & WHO WOULD HAVE BELIEVED ME, since the lights change all the time???

Makes you wonder if she'd been on the 'wacky-backkie'.

What would one do in a case like this?

_________________
I DO have to grow old, I DO NOT have to grow up!
avatar
modelman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4450
Joined : 2011-09-16
Member Age : 71
Location : Barnsley,S/Yorks
Auto-Sleeper : Talisman
Vehicle Year : 1998

View user profile http://www.modelslipway.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by TeamRienza on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:57 pm

A good reason to fit a journey recorder perhaps?

I have been thinking of one for a while now but not sure what to get (cheaply).

Davy
avatar
TeamRienza
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 389
Joined : 2011-03-08
Member Age : 64
Location : Co. Down
Auto-Sleeper : Used to own a Rienza
Vehicle Year : 2006 Mk6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by modelman on Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:52 am

Funny that you mention that, as I have a forward facing continuous loop mini video camera on the M/H dash, perhaps I should fit one to the cars as well.

_________________
I DO have to grow old, I DO NOT have to grow up!
avatar
modelman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4450
Joined : 2011-09-16
Member Age : 71
Location : Barnsley,S/Yorks
Auto-Sleeper : Talisman
Vehicle Year : 1998

View user profile http://www.modelslipway.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by boxerman on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:12 am

I had a dog run out in front of me while on holiday and that shook me up enough. I can imagine what you felt like.
Some young mothers have no idea of the responsibility they have, pushing their pushchairs off the pavement in front of oncoming traffic putting their child in danger, letting toddlers cross the road without holding their hand etc. etc..

I did mention on here a while ago that there is a free phone app that allows your phone to record journeys I took it off mine due to lack of (phone) memory.
http://www.dailyroads.com/voyager.php

Frank
avatar
boxerman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4122
Joined : 2011-08-21
Member Age : 71
Location : Preston Lancs
Auto-Sleeper : '95 Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1995

View user profile http://www.rtmr.org

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by gj1023 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 am

So much stupidity on the roads , I would not go out without a car camera now.  You can spend a little or a lot up to you, mine cost me £30 from Amazon

Gary
avatar
gj1023
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 115
Joined : 2012-06-08
Member Age : 59
Location : Newton Wisbech
Auto-Sleeper : Symbol

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:20 am

gj1023 wrote:So much stupidity on the roads , I would not go out without a car camera now.  You can spend a little or a lot up to you, mine cost me £30 from Amazon

Gary
Got a link Gary?

PB
avatar
peugeotboxer
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 2687
Joined : 2011-06-23
Location : Somerset
Auto-Sleeper : Harmony
Vehicle Year : 2000

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by gj1023 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:44 am

avatar
gj1023
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 115
Joined : 2012-06-08
Member Age : 59
Location : Newton Wisbech
Auto-Sleeper : Symbol

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by boxerman on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:06 am

Hi PB,
if you go to http://www.techmoan.com/ you'll find lots of honest reviews on these cameras. Some are good, some are not so good and some are carp.

Frank
avatar
boxerman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4122
Joined : 2011-08-21
Member Age : 71
Location : Preston Lancs
Auto-Sleeper : '95 Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1995

View user profile http://www.rtmr.org

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:13 am

Thanks guys

PB
avatar
peugeotboxer
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 2687
Joined : 2011-06-23
Location : Somerset
Auto-Sleeper : Harmony
Vehicle Year : 2000

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by modelman on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:02 pm

I have a couple of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-LCD-HD-Auto-Cam-Vehicle-DVR-Road-Dash-Video-Camera-Recorder-Camcorder-H198-/400559229655?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item5d4330cad7

One is in the Motor home, the second is about to be fitted to the car!!

Cheap & cheerful, but has 640 x 480 res, constantly recording in 15min segments, & its rather good actually.

_________________
I DO have to grow old, I DO NOT have to grow up!
avatar
modelman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4450
Joined : 2011-09-16
Member Age : 71
Location : Barnsley,S/Yorks
Auto-Sleeper : Talisman
Vehicle Year : 1998

View user profile http://www.modelslipway.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by rogerblack on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:49 pm

Pedant alert!

Sorry, but for clarification I assume you meant a pelican crossing, not a zebra crossing?
avatar
rogerblack
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 1127
Joined : 2012-09-22
Member Age : 63
Location : wherever our Pollensa takes us
Auto-Sleeper : Pollensa/Boxer2.8HDi
Vehicle Year : 2002

View user profile http://www.crailholiday.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by modelman on Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:08 am

Yeh, OK, PELICAN crossing, zebras don't have the traffic/pedestrian lights.

I might add, that upon re-reading my original post, that I may have been a bit 'slow' to re-act, but it was not so, they were walking alongside the pavement/railings, when she simply & abruptly turned right as she pressed the button & walked across, just like some HGV artics that indicate & pull out right in front of you when you are just about to pass them. AND, remember, I had the green light.

_________________
I DO have to grow old, I DO NOT have to grow up!
avatar
modelman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4450
Joined : 2011-09-16
Member Age : 71
Location : Barnsley,S/Yorks
Auto-Sleeper : Talisman
Vehicle Year : 1998

View user profile http://www.modelslipway.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by Paulmold on Sat May 17, 2014 10:25 am

I see your location is California. Isn't a Harmony considered a bit small over there?

_________________
If life just doesn't add up, start subtracting
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 12933
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Sussex Duo
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by Peter Brown on Sat May 17, 2014 11:57 am

The post before Pauls was an enticement to buy from a first time poster you I've deleted it and we'll see if he comes back.

Peter

_________________
Peter #1
avatar
Peter Brown
Staff Member
Staff Member

Male

Posts : 4424
Joined : 2012-11-10
Member Age : 65
Location : Cheadle, Staffs
Auto-Sleeper : Malvern
Vehicle Year : October 2011

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by boxerman on Sat May 17, 2014 12:04 pm

It jogged my memory to post something in the dashcam thread which I'd been meaning to do!
So it served some good(?) purpose.

Frank


Last edited by boxerman on Sat May 17, 2014 1:18 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : zpellink)
avatar
boxerman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 4122
Joined : 2011-08-21
Member Age : 71
Location : Preston Lancs
Auto-Sleeper : '95 Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1995

View user profile http://www.rtmr.org

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by Paulmold on Sat May 17, 2014 2:48 pm

Peter Brown wrote:The post before Pauls was an enticement to buy from a first time poster you I've deleted it and we'll see if he comes back.

Peter


I thought it might be, that's why I posted the 'tongue in cheek' response regarding the Harmony.
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 12933
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Sussex Duo
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by zogo on Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:14 am

a guy pulled a stupid manoeuvre cutting across three lanes of traffic then stopping dead. There was no way I could avoid hitting him. When the cops came he lied to them and said I ran into him when he was driving normally. None of the other drivers stopped, so no witnesses.

Since then I've had a dashboard cam.
avatar
zogo
New Member
New Member

Male

Posts : 1
Joined : 2014-06-13
Member Age : 46
Location : Coventry
Auto-Sleeper : Windsor

View user profile http://www.szswill.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by groundhog on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:35 pm

Seriously thinking of getting a dash cam.. an example.

First time out in the new van driving east on  A30 dual carriageway near Bodmin and a tractor pulled out of a turning across the road to wait in the central reservation for the other lane to clear. Nothing wrong with that, a bit tight but he had time just.......

He must have forgotten though that he had a large trailer on the back which blocked both the eastbound lanes completely and I had nowhere to go, swerved, took to the grass and somehow held it and missed him and he didn't even know!!

Grrrrrrr!
avatar
groundhog
Donator
Donator

Posts : 1799
Joined : 2011-08-01
Location : anywhere West
Auto-Sleeper : Worcester

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A bit of a scare today

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum