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

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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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the admissibility of the footage is unsure because the cop used a potato to record the event. can anybody make out the license plate on the truck? or any vehicle's plates for that matter?

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2 hours 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 !

 

Exactly, this is normal truck driving, I give them a wide berth, they are full of Red Bull , chain smoke and talk on their cell phones while overtaking.

I rode with one from BK to Hua Hin to deliver my container of furniture, the cab was full of empty Red Bull bottles the driver was reckless, I ended up phoning my wife to talk to him to slow the maniac down , he was tailgating trucks in front overtaking at 120 k then being overtaken by the truck he overtook, they play this game.

 

Where are the log books promised within 30 days??????? 

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"The footage of the Chiang Mai truck shocked many people" - I truly doubt it shocked anyone.

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7 minutes ago, kiwikeith said:

 

Exactly, this is normal truck driving, I give them a wide berth, they are full of Red Bull , chain smoke and talk on their cell phones while overtaking.

I rode with one from BK to Hua Hin to deliver my container of furniture, the cab was full of empty Red Bull bottles the driver was reckless, I ended up phoning my wife to talk to him to slow the maniac down , he was tailgating trucks in front overtaking at 120 k then being overtaken by the truck he overtook, they play this game.

 

Where are the log books promised within 30 days??????? 

What are log books do they have them in Thailand Yeah you are right Kiwikeith you were  driving with a complete idiot But hey that how they think here Life is fun

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ID: 35   Posted (edited)

3 hours ago, mark01 said:

Next it will be "Dash cams banned as they don't show Thailand in a positive manner"

Because it does not show Thailand in a positive manner Common 

Thailand is above reproach  The perfect society according to our exalted leader

Edited by realenglish1

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Well well well, half the dopey people in charge do not even understand what a dash cam is. Its way past the time they get up to speed or retire.

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Where I come from, an HGV license requires a lot of training and cash.... truck drivers take pride in their driving. Time to change the system here; proper training at a cost that will make the drivers think twice about doing something that'll cause their license to be revoked. Same goes for the coach drivers.

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7 minutes ago, lemonjelly said:

Where I come from, an HGV license requires a lot of training and cash.... truck drivers take pride in their driving. Time to change the system here; proper training at a cost that will make the drivers think twice about doing something that'll cause their license to be revoked. Same goes for the coach drivers.

 

7 minutes ago, lemonjelly said:

Where I come from, an HGV license requires a lot of training and cash.... truck drivers take pride in their driving. Time to change the system here; proper training at a cost that will make the drivers think twice about doing something that'll cause their license to be revoked. Same goes for the coach drivers.

Hey wife Swapper well said To get a truck license In Aus cost lots and you really have to so some training Here it is questions like this 1/ Is this a car or truck we are looking out  Answer: truck 2/ Is it big : Answer: yes 3/ You think you can drive this truck  Answer: yes 4/ What does it do  Answer: carry goods  Ok u pass leave brown envelope on desk  Happy trucking

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ID: 40   Posted (edited)

What I see here, is just another day on the roads of Thailand. The only difference being that we know that the nerd hogging the outer lane is a police officer.

 

If the police don't know the basic rules of driving in this country, what hope is there for the rest of the driving population?

Edited by Moonlover

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