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?

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