Driver facing cams

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  1. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Very true,

    However, outside camera's record the facts, inside camera's record opinions.
     
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  3. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Heavy Load Member

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    Insides only record facts also the opinions are made up in our minds. Same with speed limiters causing accidents. They don't, it all comes down to the decisions of the loose nut behind the wheel.
     
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  4. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Heavy Load Member

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    And for the record I don't support speed limiters or driver facing cameras. But I do support the right of the owner of the equipment to determine whether they are used and for the company to set their own policies on both.
     
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  5. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    Try hanging a picture of something flaccid, or erect.... when you are sleeping or stopped. See how long it takes before you get a call. I had a friend who drove for a company that gave him the "not recording all the time" "only in an accident" bs, he hung, (pun intended) a pic every time he was parked. Took a little over a week before he got the call.
    He quit. They look in from time to time, it's a fact. I'll never have one.
     
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  6. Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden Light Load Member

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    Of course they do. It's for your safety though. LOL. Bunch of liars.
     
  7. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    Yep. The day I was in the office and he was showing me the clips it basically takes one picture every one hour. When you stop it also takes a picture and when you start moving again. But when I'm off duty I can cover it. I'm currently on a trip to Chicago, if I hear anything about it on Monday I will literally leave the company tomorrow. I was hoping to hear from some other employers by now but nope.
     
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  8. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Heavy Load Member

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    To all who thinks that camera record only xxx seconds before and after a total idiots, CAMERA DONT SEE FUTURE!
    So it's RECORD ALL THE TIME!
    It's only "saving video from some type of even".
    In case of an accident lawyer will get under you skin for "not looking on mirror every 8 second " - oops you crap driver , not monitoring the road.
    "Drink water " - oops you crap driver, driving distracted, and list can go on and on , and on..
    "
     
  9. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    Leaving this company after this trip, they put so much emphasis on safety but yet told me to drive 1.5 hours on PC to get to the border. Covered the camera for the remainder of the trip also.
     
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  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    That is correct, but one should also note; the camera is in a continuous recording loop, saving all to memory until it reaches capacity, and then writes over the oldest content. The event recording that you mentioned is merely a marked point in the continuous recording for identifying what needs to be played back. And that does not preclude the ability to randomly retrieve for review any moment in the recording loop.

    The bottom line is if there is a face cam, it is always recording while activated. It is always activated while driving, and potentially can be at any other time depending on how it's programmed.

    A good lawyer will find something on that recording that can be used to fry the driver. Face cams don't help the driver, they harm the driver.
     
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  11. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    If they harm the driver they also can harm the company.

    Swift got rid of them for a reason.
     
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