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

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In the UK, the policeman would be the witness giving evidence about the speed, manner of driving. The dash cam footage is simply corroboration (support) of what the witness says. In fact, UK courts accept a police officer's opinion as an expert witness about estimated speed even without corroboration, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary. This is one of the few cases where evidence of opinion is admissible there.  

 

Most UK traffic patrol cars, marked and unmarked, have video recording, onboard radar, and certified speedometers which have to be checked regularly over a measured mile to make sure they have the evidence to present against offenders. Maybe one day it will happen in Thailand. 

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<deleted> of course it is admissible, let the truck driver challenge its authenticity in court and see how that goes, it is no different than using cctv or phone camera footage of other types of crime

 

it is only a video not some technical equipment that might need certified and calibrated in order to use as evidence such as a breathalyser or speed detection device

 

 

I'm going to use the "stupidity" word again

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19 minutes ago, biplanebluey said:

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.

I have cameras for this reason front and rear of my car, and already used it twice to show police and insurance the actions of the idiot motorcyclists who drove into me. No one worried about any rules of evidence or inadmissibility, but it didn't come to a court case.

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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 .

Drivers can do that Fishtail easy, not good,it's their way of Flipin the Bird to inconsiderate lane joggers like the Cop with the Cam.


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Normal day on the roads,nothing to indicate "weaving".

In the interests of road safety education,the authorities should look at whatever education or training is used to make Thais park with their front wheels "straight".

Perhaps this could also be used to have more relevant issues addressed and adhered to.

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There are good reasons to be very wary of video evidence in court. Anyone who understands the basics of imagery in either photos or film will know full well that seeing is not believing.

As another poster points out whilst filming the “incident” the video also records a fault in the video-makers driving.
Furthermore video only records what it is pointed at.  Although unlikely it is possible that the factor causing the truck to weave was out of shot. In other videos this is often the case - they simply don’t record everything and a construct a false reality - sadly this is usually overlooked.
Film is a far more manipulative and manipulatable media than most people would give credit .
 

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Hold on, how can a police man see a crime and not do anything about it?
I thought policemen were never completely off duty.

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1 hour ago, trainman34014 said:

If they got just a small percentage of their 310,000 lazy ass Cops out on the roads in unmarked cars they would soon be raking in enough money to install all the equipment needed to bring an end to much of the bad driving we see on a daily basis.

 

This particular recording is pussy compared to many of the Trucks i have followed even in the last few months !

You got that right  310,000 lazy cops who dont even know the rules themselves. This guy talking must of had nothing to do So hang on i will grab a mic and talk Nothing will happen Its just talk talk I have seen cops drive through red lights and when they do the rest of the traffic just follows

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Don't go down the US way of unsure about admission. It is quite obvious, that this clip is not a product of Hollywood. 
Sue the driver (not the owner, if (s)he was not driving) and throw him into the slammer. 

Also fine all those nerds who keep on blocking the fast lane with their coffins on wheels ..... 

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why should there even be deliberation over whether dashcam footage should be used as evidence or not? 

this is so clear cut. 

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Sure truck drivers should use the left lane as most do but here's the problem many are in a bad state of repair because they are not built for heavy trucks. The govt does not pay the expensive damage bill caused by these left lanes. Even cars do not drive in them. Some of these damaged left lanes can cause a truck to veer offline and cause an accident and there is never warning signage to warn drivers. 

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If the dash can video is clear, shows an offence being committed, time/date etc is correct & verified, also shows the number plate then let the police decide if a retrospective charge can be brought to court. Then let the court decide if the video evidence can be used to support the case.

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