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Old 07-29-2017, 01:45 AM
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Taken by my dashcam this past week. An f'in ladder in the middle of the Southeast Freeway as I was rolling southbound into Virginia from the District of Columbia in my 2005 Ram 1500 4x4, moving at about 60 mph. It's the route I take driving home every day. Bright sun outside the tunnel prevented anyone from seeing the damned thing; this shot was taken about 300 msec before I hit it. No damage to the truck, but had I been driving my 08 LS3 car it would have been another story entirely. The guy in front of me in the photo pulled over quickly. It looked like he had a flat on his aft driver side.

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Old 07-29-2017, 11:35 AM
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Scary situation. Glad you made it through with no scrapes.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:58 PM
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Scary situation. Glad you made it through with no scrapes.
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I have been a firm believer in dashcams for a couple years now. Had I been in the vette, I'm thinking the video sure would have helped make the case for the subsequent insurance claim!
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I have been considering doing a dash cam for South Florida. Almost a necessity.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by slowstang305 View Post
I have been considering doing a dash cam for South Florida. Almost a necessity.
Brother, do yourself a favor and pick one up. You don't need to spend more than about $100. on it.

I have been driving for forty years and have not encountered more crazy sh*t than I routinely see on a daily basis today.

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How would a dash cam make the insurance claim any different? I'm pretty sure saying "I hit a ladder, fix my car" would yield the same results as saying "here is a video of me hitting a ladder, fix my car."
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How would a dash cam make the insurance claim any different? I'm pretty sure saying "I hit a ladder, fix my car" would yield the same results as saying "here is a video of me hitting a ladder, fix my car."
Showing a video of how hard it was to see the obstruction in that location could make a difference when they ask why you didn't just drive around it. You know they will ask that stupid question. They asked me when I ran over one of those electric wheelchair carriers that broke off the receiver hitch on a Suburban. I saw it in the left lane just as we topped a rise, but the van in that lane smacked it and spun it right over in front of me. On a bridge, there was no dodging it then with a bridge railing on the right and a smoking tires van on the left. Took out my air dam and radiator. I don't know how those receiver hitch carriers ever got approved for highway use, they are obviously over stressed at that single center weld!
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