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Video: weaving truck case prompts highway chief to consult with land department about dash-cams

 

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BANGKOK: -- A dash-cam video that caught a Chiang Mai truck weaving recklessly across a road has prompted the chief of highway police to discuss the admissibility of such footage for prosecution.

 

It is hoped that damning dash-cam evidence may help to change poor driving habits on Thai roads, reported Daily News.

 

The footage was actually taken by a leading Region 5 policeman in his private car but as he was not on duty in a police vehicle the admissibility of the evidence is unsure.

 

Highways chief Somchai Kaosamran said that dash-cam footage was a relatively new phenomenon in Thailand and the law has to catch up with its increasing prevalence.

 

He said there would not be much point in having it if it could not be used to nail negligent drivers.

 

The footage of the Chiang Mai truck shocked many people - not least those in the car doing the filming.

 

Many want to see such footage used for prosecutions that go beyond the provisions of the highway code.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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1 hour ago, dutchweller said:

How is it that Dash cam footage admissibility is unsure

Bbut CCTV footage is ok? what is the difference??

 

I can only speak to what I know.

 

Where I come from, you can have your own CCTV set up attached to your own property for your own safety and peace of mind.

 

However, if your CCTV overlooks any other property, eg a main road or next door's garden, any CCTV evidence will be void.

 

This means that if someone steals a car in front of your property but not from your property, even though you can see exactly who did it, the police would need other evidence to trap the thief because your CCTV footage would be inadmissible.

 

I believe that is the state of UK law but of course if you are able to update that I would be happy to read the latest position.

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I have had a dash cam now for a few yrs and my main reason was so that if some idiot in front of me did something to cause me to have an accident I would at least have a case to present to my insurance Co.I have not had cause to use it thus so far ,but maybe they too would baulk at the idea of using this as evidence.Has anyone had any experience with this problem?.Let's face it,it's all relative to this thread.

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My impression was that the articulated lorry was travelling a little too fast for safety , it is a pity the Dashcam kph was not working .  The only severe wobble I noticed was almost certainly due to the trailer fishtailing as a result of retaking the nearside lane too fast after overtaking a car .

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