Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I'm Not Surprised

So I had another near miss with some dumb brawd that decided that she was going to bully her way in between me and the car in front of me. This happened last night at around 5:40 on 52nd just west of Wadsworth. Needless to say that I called the cops and as usual they gave me the usual spiel about calling right when the incident happens. They didn't seem to care that I had two other witnesses in the car with me to corroborate my story. This was an older Toyota Corolla or Camry, navy blue or dark green. I have a licence plate number but unfortunately my handy cam wasn't running at the time. I won't be making that mistake again, however, as with the number of incompetent drivers in this town I think I'm going to have to have that thing running whenever I'm in the car.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It isn't that hard

It isn't that hard to use a blinker. And when you are a truck turning into a construction site that's located on a highway where the turn-off is anything other than usual, it might be a good idea to use a blinker. Most of the times I could care less if people use a blinker or not; and this isn't a video I would usually post, but I think in this instance it isn't to much to ask.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times

"Wherever you are going is none more important that where I am going." You want to get home after work and see your family. I want to get home after work and see my family. You want to drive to the mountains for a relaxing drive. I want to drive to the mountains for a relaxing drive. And so on. Having said that, why is the guy in this video creating lanes as he goes while driving down Kipling creating a potentially dangerous driving situation? Whatever the reason for his rush, I got it on video.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Video Camera = Protection

Unfortunately, in today's world you are guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of the police while driving. I am no fan of the police, they are never on the road when you need them, and their only purpose, it would seem, is to leach off of motorists when they are in need of money. Maybe my opinion comes from the first time I was pulled over while driving near Estes Park. I had a cop pull me over and lie to my face, telling me I was speeding and increasing speed on top of that. Unfortunately for her, I noticed her right away as she clear the crest of the opposite hill and immediately applied my brakes. No sooner had she handed me my ticket that she jumped in her car and pulled over another truck. It didn't take a genius to know that there was no way she could have gotten this other truck on radar and was out that day simply to write tickets for anybody and everybody she came across. I'm only telling this story because I saw on the news today how a truck driver in Illinois caught a police officer not only on camera but in a lie and got a confession out of him for speeding and wreckless driving. This is one of the many reason why I drive with a dash cam - to protect myself not only from other motorists but the police that are out patrolling and who are corrupt. It is unfortunate, but they are out there, I have seen them and have even had the dis-pleasure of meeting a few. It has for a long time been a dream of mine to get pulled over only to be told I was speeding, even though I know better. In my dream I inform the police officer that I drive with a dash cam that includes not only the view out my front window but also my speedometer. I'm not afraid of going to court with my evidence and video. Do you think he/she would be afraid?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cut Off...Again, Again

If I had a dollar for every time some jackwagon in this town cut me off while driving, I wouldn't need to work. Well, here is a another one.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Surrounded by Morons

On a typical day driving in Denver I see at least one person doing something extremely stupid while behind the wheel. On other days more. But on some day there are a plethora of people on the road doing stupid human tricks. Monday, June 30, 2014 was one of those days. This video speaks for itself.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Road Hazards

Watching this video I understand that there was a road hazard ahead, but that reason for this person wanting to change lanes and almost causing a significant accident is no excuse. I should also point out here that if you pull what this person pulled, and lets say the person behind me would have rear-ended me as a result, the person in front of me can be held responsible. Just because your car doesn't make physical contact with another car in an accident doesn't mean you aren't responsible, and with a video camera rolling and proof of what transpired, I could have easily proved my case. Luckily here nothing like that happened. It is my opinion that people who drive the way this person was driving should have their licenses revoked forever, but that's just my opinion. As you can see the actions of the person driving this car cause me to slam on my brakes, making slow down from 67 mph to 25 mph. Typical day driving on the road of Denver!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lesson Learned

On Friday June 20, 2014 around 6:30 PM the truck in the included picture passed the car I was driving in with my mother, girlfriend and three dogs. We were driving down Coal Creek Canyon Road at a speed of 55 mph. Despite me and my girlfriend driving on the road several days before and seeing many police patrolling the area, the individual in the pictured truck decided to pass us at a high rate of speed. It was a double yellow which immediately made my mother, the driver, slow down and take notice. Within moments the truck violently veered into our lane, almost rear ending the truck in front of us, as he desperately attempted to avoid on coming traffic. Happy that no one was hurt, me and my mother looked at each other and said something to the effect that "hopefully he learned his lesson," referring to the man driving the Chevy. Unfortunately he didn't. No sooner had we thought that than the truck move over into the the left lane once more and proceeded to pass the truck in front of him. And just as before, the truck pictured above switched lanes back into the right lane, narrowly missing on coming traffic and the truck he was attempting to get around.

And what did all that get this driver? Nothing. No sooner had we reached the light at highway 93 did we notice who was in front of us. I got out of my car and snapped this picture and then got back in as the light turned green. As we followed the truck north we called highway patrol. Unfortunately there were no cars in the area, but I did learn one very valuable lesson. Since I had the licence plate number, I was able to give the highway patrol all the info they needed to make a report. If five reports are received a ticket is issued. My point here is, don't be afraid to call the cops and report dangerous drivers. My story is a prime example of why. How the driver of that beat-up Chevy managed to avoid an accident is beyond me, but maybe, just maybe, if enough people call in when he drives like that and reports him, he'll think twice about his reckless driving in the future.