View Full Version : Caught On Truckie Cam

16-03-2010, 11:25 AM
Here. (http://tvnz.co.nz/close-up/caught-truckie-cam-3417310/video):)

16-03-2010, 11:45 AM
wonder how long till they are standard equip in cars

16-03-2010, 11:47 AM
I wonder. Good idea.

16-03-2010, 12:45 PM
I have driven a light (ten ton) truck for many years and I have been continually surprised by the drivers of cars that have no appreciation of a truck and a truck driver's limitations.

There are so many people who don't give way at intersections and expect the truck to stop. Even a small truck such as mine takes longer than a car to stop but car drivers do not know or care. Crazy.

I believe that driving a small truck for a few weeks should be part of obtaining your car licence. That is the only way to instill in car drivers the problems that truck drivers contend with on a daily basis.

I find it very difficult to understand why anyone would drive behind a backing truck and yet I have seen it many times. Why do car drivers think that the truck driver always sees what car drivers are doing? They don't!

People need to try to appreciate the problems involved in driving a truck.

16-03-2010, 01:27 PM
Here. (http://tvnz.co.nz/close-up/caught-truckie-cam-3417310/video):)

That story was originally in The Press yesterday morning. The cameras were installed in our Waste Services Ltd trucks for driver training and to monitor driver behaviour two years ago but in the time they had been operating there had been no recorded incidents caused by the truck drivers. However, the trucks were returning to the depot with one or two recordings of dangerous driving a week.

More info here (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3448521/Truck-cameras-capture-appalling-driving) and more videos here (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3455422/Some-drivers-don-t-get-the-message). It is truly scary stuff. :(

16-03-2010, 01:43 PM
I drive for a living and the number of idiots on the road makes me sad :(

16-03-2010, 06:47 PM
the crash/event camera setups they are running are common overseas and been in NZ for quite some time. theres usually a few on trademe.
however some trucks run full time monitoring. the crash cameras miss lots of incidents so full time recording is used instead. if they are getting one or two a week on a crash recorder then a full time recorder they will probably have 3-4 per DAY.

btw if you thing its just trucks, think again. crash cameras are generally MORE common in cars and i'm told theres a fair few full time recording setups running around auckland in cars.

you may have noticed that most crash cameras can't see number plates. however full time recorders can use a wide variety and multiable cameras so you can get number plates if set up correctly.

if you think this is big brother.....to late. modern cars can come fitted with "black boxes" which records what you do. i under stand they are increasing the number of cameras along the motorway.

17-03-2010, 06:50 AM
When the local council had our bus fleet updated, the new ones came bristling with cameras.
Cameras viewing the road, the rear, the sides, and the passenger compartment.

The beauty of this is that it adds a layer of protection for passengers, and is a strong deterrent against vandals and the criminal element.

In between the various views displayed they pop up news pages and weather maps and community news. Brilliant!

Big brother is very welcome to watch over our public property!

17-03-2010, 07:05 AM
I saw this item on the news made interesting viewing. Most cars record what you do. Last night Toyota revealed the Prius involved in an incident in the US had it's HDD read and it revealed the driver had applied the brakes over 200 times yet he was claiming he had to stamp on the brakes once or twice to get the car to stop