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Picture this as a solution in the car conflicts?(11 posts)

Picture this as a solution in the car conflicts?BryanJL
Aug 23, 2002 2:48 PM
Hi everyone,

Something I've contemplated for the past year, and thought about posting for the past 6 months.

What about carrying a disposable camera with you on rides as a means of recording incidents with drivers?

I do not necessarily think this will make people who have their pictures taken "happy"--it may very well incite more anger than it's worth in some cases.

Rather than writing or memorizing plates, or even calling on a cell phone, just reach into your jersey pocket and take a picture of the vehicle as best you can, hopefully to get driver and plate together.

The intent of taking pictures, or installing video cameras on roadways (already exist on many freeways) would be to monitor and record....and in that vein, deter.

I am not sure about using a camera myself....would rather avoid incident with mad people and cars....but wonder if this would help.

Not sure. Thoughts?

Bryan
re: Picture this as a solution in the car conflicts?czardonic
Aug 23, 2002 3:55 PM
How about a jersey that says "This rider under video surveillance" on the back?

Or, how about installing some kind of spike that would mar the paint job on any car that came too close? The trick would be designing it to retract or flex so that it wouldn't destabilize the rider when it came in contact with a car.
re: Picture this as a solution in the car conflicts?roadcyclist
Aug 23, 2002 4:31 PM
How about diluted etching cream in a water bottle (if you really wanna pi$$ em off). Just squeeze said contents onto the windshield or other car window (etching cream does not eat through plastic). BUT - don't drink from the bottle by mistake and NEVER, NEVER EVER ride that route again.
Hummah hah, can you design, engineer, and give my idea life?Skip
Aug 23, 2002 6:10 PM
I have thought that a small, digitally recording (looped 30 sec. to 1 min. - like a bike "black box" that runs continuously, re-recording the immediate past 30-60+ seconds, and can be manually stopped or automatically stopped in the event of a crash), lipstick, camera with a fisheye lens (or similar), mounted on the bike, so that it films both forward and rearward simultaneously would be an ideal answer.
Someone here said they were working on a bike cam a while backkenyee
Aug 23, 2002 6:44 PM
Not sure what came of it. It was supposedly months away and it's been months...
Hummah hah, can you design, engineer, and give my idea life?firstrax
Aug 24, 2002 7:57 PM
It exsists. I build the for ambulances and fire trucks in the event they have an accident. 3 minute loop. 1.5 pre and 1.5 post event.
Hummah hah, can you design, engineer, and give my idea life?Skip
Aug 24, 2002 9:25 PM
Great. Do you have any pics, stats (size, weight, cost, etc.) & links?
Hummah hah, can you design, engineer, and give my idea life?firstrax
Aug 25, 2002 7:01 AM
I'll post something when I get back to my office tomorrow.
Hummah hah, can you design, engineer, and give my idea life?Skip
Aug 25, 2002 1:00 PM
Thanks. I appreciate, and look forward to seeing it.
firstraxSkip
Aug 26, 2002 9:22 PM
Were you able to find a link to the information? Thanks.
Photon torpedos!SnowBlind
Aug 23, 2002 6:11 PM
Seriously,
I find pedestrians on bikes far more dangerous than cars.