Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Car: 2011 Outback 3.6 Limited
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I'm getting dash cams NOW and why you should too.
Last week our family was targeted by a road rage driver in a quiet neighborhood south of Denver. Despite my efforts to not provoke the guy such as not using the horn nor the lights, nor using hand gestures or the car in any way to harass him, the guy hit us twice: once on the side and the other in the rear. Our beloved 2011 Outback 3.6R Premium, which is the 1st car I purchased new, well maintained by me and treated with care on and off the road, has suffered an accident. This is the first accident we've had in this car.
Without going into details, the police gave both drivers a citation for careless driving. Yes, I'm very innocent and handled my car to the highest regard for care and safety for everyone. I do have a statement from an independent witness that corroborates our statements that the guy attacked us.
One hour before the crash I told my friends I was close to purchasing dash cams to protect us. Two days ago and yesterday we were tailgated by aggressive drivers. One of them stalked me - when he realized I was using my iPhone to video him, he finally turned on to a side street.
Though attorneys have told me most likely we have sufficient evidence to prove I was not careless and imprudent in any way, and the prosecutor will most likely dismiss the charge, if I had the video footage it would confirm the account.
So we are getting the Blackvue DR900S 2 channel dash cams, front and rear, and with the additional Blackvue battery B-124 Ultra for parking monitoring. One set for our Subie, the other for my wife's Honda.
If you have not installed dash cams, make it one of your highest priorities. If you drive with the highest regard for safety, and are innocent in an accident and/or potentially receiving a citation, video footage may be all you have to prove it in a court of law.