@David: ...Max... next time you go over to England, I think you should take your Mom a dashcam as a present. Then you can entertain us all with video of the pedestrians scrambling out of the way and climbing up the trees...
It's like the old joke that goes: "When my time comes, I want to pass away peacefully in my sleep, not screaming in abject terror like the passengers in my mother's car" LOL
Max... next time you go over to England, I think you should take your Mom a dashcam as a present. Then you can entertain us all with video of the pedestrians scrambling out of the way and climbing up the trees, as you have so graphically regaled us in the past??!!
@ Max....You jest!! The Australian road death toll has been creeping up in recent years due not just to the drunks but also the druggos and the phoners and texters. Routinely now the random breath tests look for drugs as well, and finally the police are coming down hard on mobile phone users. So dash cams are probably not a bad idea.
I've been looking at dash cams as well. Most that I've seen, do pretty much everything you're asking for. I'd get one that also has a read facing camera, largely because my interest came as a result of being rear-ended a few months ago.
I just recently purchased a new Subaru that has a factory add-on they call "EyeSight." It's got a sterio pair of color cameras facing front. The car also has a backup camera and some rear-facing radars.
I haven't found that the system will record and act like a dash cam, but it certainly looks like all of the hardware is in palce to do so.
What I find most amazing with this is that my car isn't a high-end, loaded, luxury car. It's only a few steps up from the base model, yet has lane holding, auto braking, radar, stereo cameras, and such.
@David: ...so you can catch your wife screaming "OMG" when the guy in front of you comes a cropper...
Actually, she pretty much does that whatever I do, leaving my ears ringing. The last time she screamed OMG I had to say to her "Quite down, I haven't even started the car yet" (it turned out she was just practicing LOL)