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Online Baby Farts

Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« on: April 24, 2017, 12:41:16 PM »
Just this morning I was at the in-laws sitting in my truck while waiting for my son to finish his food and head off to summer school.  I looked in my rear view mirror and was shocked to see a speeding motorcycle out of control coming straight for my truck.  Luckily he missed and luckily my kids weren't playing on the soi that day.  My dash cams (front and rear) caught it all.  Notice how fast this guy was traveling and NO helmet either. It looks like he may have broken his leg.

Video:

Motorcycle Collision Korat Thailand (Scooter boy bites the dust).
 
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Online KiwiCanadian

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 06:45:16 PM »
Good to see the benefit of both front and rear camera's.
I am starting to look for one of these as I only have the front facing one at the moment, what make and model is the one you use? I went full screen from the youtube page and the video resolution is quite good (on a laptop).

KC
 

Online Baby Farts

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
Hi KW.

I use the Lukas Lk-9370.  Here's a link to all the features on it.  I have mine fitted with two 64 gig memory cards, but as you can see, you can go up to 512 gb. Also, it's good to get one with the GPS module or addon.  Comes in real handy when you do play backs on your PC too.  It will pull up a map and show you your entire route etc.  I also chose this one because it has Wifi and allows me to download videos right to my smartphone. You can play videos via your phone connected to the unit thru WiFi or pull the memory card and insert it into your pc, note etc, USB port adapter included.  Wifi is fast and easy though.

https://www.lukasdashcam.com/lk-9370-wd

I ordered mine online, but there is a shop in Bangkok that is the distributor and service center.  I had to send my unit there once because I installed the wrong firmware upgrade.  The guy charged me nothing.  Here's his site.  He speaks English.

http://www.carcamkorea.com/

Finally, for installation, I recommend Rangsee Sound which is on the left about a 1km down from Saveone near the Mercedes dealer. They've done many installs for me and they are fantastic.  Ask for Lee.  Owner...speaks decent English.

I've also got one of these sitting on my shelf which is my backup, but I'd be willing to sell it.  It's got pretty much the same features as the Lukas. It also has the GPS addon module.

https://dashboardcamerareviews.com/blackvue-dr750lw-2ch/

블랙뷰 DR750LW-2ch 전방주간영상 테스트



 
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Offline sowhat

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 06:52:14 PM »
thanks b/farts,they are a must,can you playback there and then in the car

                                            :cheers
 

Online KiwiCanadian

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 07:36:47 PM »
Thanks for the info BF,
I have the Mio MiVue 358 since 2014 it has been fairly good to me and travels from one vehicle to another as a single unit.
But as I will be coming back to Thailand some time next year I am collecting info on these especially as some insurance companies give a discount for those that are perminantly installed.
Was the guy that installed your camera the one that installed your train horns?? I have a set of "Haddley Bullies" truck horns that I would like to fit to my next ride in Thailand, for the same reason's you use them.

KC
 

Offline nan

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 09:31:59 PM »
be careful you don't upset the wrong person,you might get more than you bargained for with your new toy.
a camera yes,a train horn could get you in a lot of bother with scooter boys, maybe an armed one :-[
imagine frightening someone and they fell off their bike and under your wheels.

This Is Thailand farang will pay muk muk  :wai
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 
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Online Baby Farts

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »
thanks b/farts,they are a must,can you playback there and then in the car

                                            :cheers

Yes, I can.  The unit has its own built in Wifi so I just connect to the unit's Wifi (like a hot spot) with my Smartphone.  There is an app for Android and iPhones.  You just scroll through the recorded videos and it plays on your phone.  You can play it on the unit itself, but the quality is WAY better on your phone. The Blackvue one I spoke of has it too.  This is the main reason why I chose a system that has Wifi. This accident for example....I told the lady in the car (one who got hit) that I had everything on video, both front and back.  She wanted me to send a copy of it to her phone using the LINE app.  So, I downloaded the videos from the unit using Wifi to my phone, then sent them to her right there. Took less than a minute.  Five minutes to edit two videos (front and back cam) and make it into the video you see here.  I did this all from my phone, then uploaded it to youtube too.
 

Online Baby Farts

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 10:43:15 PM »
Thanks for the info BF,
I have the Mio MiVue 358 since 2014 it has been fairly good to me and travels from one vehicle to another as a single unit.
But as I will be coming back to Thailand some time next year I am collecting info on these especially as some insurance companies give a discount for those that are perminantly installed.
Was the guy that installed your camera the one that installed your train horns?? I have a set of "Haddley Bullies" truck horns that I would like to fit to my next ride in Thailand, for the same reason's you use them.

KC


Hi KC.  Yes, the same shop has done two train horn jobs for me.  I sold my previous ranger so there is a Thai guy driving it around having fun with it.  My current ranger uses a higher grade air pump and tank....Five gallon vs 2.5 for the old one.  I've also bought an accessory kit which has all these cool attachments so I can fill air in my tires, fill up stuff with air, operate air tools.  It's a mobile air compressor. The auxiliary air port comes in real handy.

Rangsee Sound does excellent work and I highly recommend them.  They've the following work for me:

- Two train horn installs
- Three dash cam installs (Wife's car too)
- Two Carryboy truck covers
- LED replacement bulbs (stock bulbs suck)
- Custom and complete car covers for three cars
- LED running lights (see video link below)
- Subwoofer bass amp (under my seat)
- Door handle covers
- Bug grill
- Custom full Blue-Ray, etc., theater system with back seat monitors (wife's car)
- Window Film

There's more but I can't remember all. I trust them 100% and the owners are such nice people. Put those truck horns in and scooter boy will think twice before cutting you off. heh heh.

Here's a link to a video...My LED running lights which I can change colors AND pulses with the beat to whatever music I happen to be playing.  All controlled from my smartphone with an App that comes with the system.  Nevermind the Thai song playing.  That's my wife's stuff. lol.

RGB LED with music
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 12:49:39 AM »
be careful you don't upset the wrong person,you might get more than you bargained for with your new toy.
a camera yes,a train horn could get you in a lot of bother with scooter boys, maybe an armed one :-[
imagine frightening someone and they fell off their bike and under your wheels.

This Is Thailand farang will pay muk muk  :wai

The way things are out there you have a valid point nan, scooter boy mobs, someone might follow you home, people on drugs, you read about it every day. I like a laugh at times but this day and age it is serious. Yes i blow my horn at times, mrs T is always telling me ignore it, don't look, don't toot, could be your last one. Trouble is face for many, they don't like the idea of being wrong, when proven could be nasty.

Another point, a lot of our wives drive and our kids are on motorbikes, would you like it if someone pushed them off the road with a blast of a train horn, just for a laugh. The driving habits are bad we all know, that is not soley the peoples fault, it's what been allowed to happen for a long time.

Here's part of a post i was just reading from Rustbucket T/V who is from Korat

So I blasted my horn a couple of times at him as he approached. The pickup driver then really aggressively started blasting his own numerous times and slowed right down.
Anyway, a close shave as it was, was averted. But this was not the end of it for the pickup driver who slowed till I passed him then started tailgating me beeping his horn repeatedly, My wife paniced and started shouting 'he will have gun he will have gun'. I doubted it, but just let him blow offf steam,

but it was obviouse he was following me, and I do know he was likely armed with something or was mob
handed. But anyway, when it was obvious this guy intended some form of road rage showdown, I also started to panic. You never know what you are getting into with some people.

So now I wonder how many people have been injured or killed in Thailand because of a reluctance to use their horn


PS: Driving is not about being pleasant its about being safe - BEEP BEEP ;)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Online Baby Farts

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 01:34:00 PM »
You don't need a train horn to upset scooter boy.  A regular horn does just fine.  I only use the train horn in extreme circumstances.  I very rarely use it for fun unless some foreigner wants me to blow it just to hear what it sounds like. Ironic too how a scooter boy would get upset for blowing a horn for a mistake HE made. Doesn't make sense does it?  I'm not afraid of guns and especially Thais who carry them or think they are smart and clever by trying to follow me as if I don't know what's going on or even if someone is hiding trying to wait for an ambush. Sadly, I don't trust most Thais because of their clever and sneaky nature.  It's not a put down, it's just how it is.  They are very resourceful and relentless when it comes to initiating an attack on someone.  You have to constantly be aware of your surroundings here.  Thais will take advantage of this the moment you let your guard down.

Let me share a true story with you that happened to a "friend" (wink) of mine who caused two Thais on a motorcycle a loss of face when he blew his horn as they tried to make an illegal u-turn against the flow of traffic in the complete opposite direction near the Ford Dealer nearly causing an accident.  Said Thais decided to follow the driver home.  Unbeknownst to the Thais, the driver of the car was well aware of them tailing him and instead of driving to his home, took a detour into a different area / village.  At the end of a road he came to a stop as did the two motorcycles who were following him.  Both Thais got off the motorcycle, one of them wielding what appeared to be small a machete.  The car driver (a foreigner) exited his vehicle and pulled his .45 ACP pistol loaded with Hollow points and RIP ammo (which he legally owns) from his car and pointed it straight at the oncoming assailants with no hesitations of using it (I was told). Both of them immediately broke into Wais and sorrys.  It was clearly obvious that they were not expecting a foreigner to be packing heat, let alone whipping it out and being ready to shoot the them. 

Section 8 of the Thai Firearms act states:

It is prohibited for anyone to carry firearms within a town, village or public way without a license to carry firearms, except in case of necessity or emergency appropriate to the circumstances.

In other words, it's up to the judge depending on the circumstances. I'd say in this case it was warranted. Imagine if all of this were also captured on a dash cam and presented to the police.  I wonder who they'd side with, scooter boy and his buddy or the foreigner.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Motorcycle crash right in front of me. Dash Cams!
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 03:52:25 PM »
I'm not afraid of guns and especially Thais who carry them

Well i am. Where on earth are we going here, sounds like the wild west, packing heat. Most of us come here to retire and live the quite life without any trouble.

Good story though, maybe you should write a book ;)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

 



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