In this episode we answer lots of reader questions, check out the RV news of the week, offer some tech tips and learn all about the many benefits of having a dash cam in your RV.
Our guest is Dewey Devane, the owner of Windshield Witness, the dash cam Mike uses in his RV to document his travels and capture the beautiful scenery he and Jennifer encounter s they travel North America.
Use of a dash cam revolves on a simple concept: Documentation of your drive, be it across North America or to the corner convenience store.
There are three basic reasons for adding a dash cam:
1) Protection: Accidents are often become a blame game with one driver’s word against another’s. Dash cams offer proof of what happened.
2) Documentation of a trip: When traveling great distances, there are just too many beautiful places and things to stop and photograph. A dash cam provides for a thorough recounting of your journey with high def video.
3) Capturing the unexpected: Entire websites are dedicated to this use of dash cams. The reason is simple – so many things happen so fast for even the most skilled camera quick-draws. Take the Chelyabinsk meteor that was caught flying over Russia last February. Because so many dash cams are used in Russia, plenty of documentation of the event exists. Now, you may not be likely to catch such a visual and impressive event, but then again, maybe you will.
Reports indicate Russia, in fact, has led the way with dash cam use because of the weight the legal system puts on the video evidence, especially when it comes to auto insurance fraud, a particularly problematic issue in the region. But with so many dash cams from Europe making the You Tube rounds, dash cam use has now become a worldwide phenomenon.
Windshied Witness.offers some great benefits:
- 1 It mounts to the dash/windshield to video capture what happens in front of the vehicle.
- It records automatically when driving.
- It powers on/off with vehicle.
- It recycles media (i.e. deletes the boring stuff and, when the little SD memory card fills up, it starts recording over the oldest clip) automatically.
- It has a G-sensor. This sensor will earmark any video connected with detection of an impact.
Complete show notes and links at http://roadtreking.com/26