Its that moment that all men of color dread, being pulled over by police. For too many minorities and in particular African American men, a simple traffic stop can be a nightmare. When being pulled over by a police officer, the driver has very little leverage on what actually transpired in the event, however new technology is out that can be your defense in the police officers word vs. yours.
GPS giant Garmin has added a new HD Dash Cam camera to its growing line of car products and its definitely worth investing in. The Dash Cam mounts to any car’s windshield, taking footage of the drive and acting as a data recorder in the event of a collision or other incident.
The Dash Cam is the latest in Garmin’s line of auto electronics and an addition to its stable of POV cameras. After suctioning to the vehicle’s windshield and plugging into its power outlet, the Dash turns on automatically when the engine starts, and films wide-angle driving footage in a user’s choice of 1080p, 720p or WVGA. The camera comes with a 4 GB microSD card for storage and will work with cards up to 32 GB. It shuts off automatically when the engine is turned off.
The Dash’s microphone allows the driver to record notes and other audio inside the vehicle. The cam can also be pulled off the windshield and used as a stills camera for taking photos of the scene and damage.
“Garmin Dash Cam is like a personal eyewitness that never misses an incident and provides proof of what happens on the road,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “It is fully automated and gives drivers peace of mind knowing any events that might occur will be captured. Features such as an internal microphone and GPS add valuable context to the video files.”
The Dash Cam will go on sale next month. The Dash Cam 10 (without GPS) will retail for US$219.99, while the GPS-equipped Dash Cam 20 will retail for $249.99. Each model will come with an integrated 2.3-in color display and vehicle power cable.
Watch The Video Below To See How a Citizen Was Able to Defend Himself When Police Charged Him With Reckless Driving
Clifton, NJ — A New Jersey cop was caught on the private dashcam of a citizen conducting a dangerous and unethical practice of ‘brake checking’ to extract revenue from citizens.
In the video, which was posted to YouTube, a man is doing nothing wrong as he’s driving down the road behind a police officer. All of the sudden, the officer slams on his brakes in an apparent attempt to cause an accident. Had the driver not been paying attention, he would have hit the officer, who was unlawfully obstructing the flow of traffic.
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