Rockford Scanner™: Importance of Dash Cameras




Hey everyone. I want to remind you all of the importance of dash cameras.

With all these unlicensed drivers, as well as all the hit and run accidents that have been happening lately. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you have a QUALITY dash camera recording at all times when you’re driving.

A dash camera turns a “He said she said” incident where who knows what comes out, to a no doubt about it, this is exactly what happened situation.

A dash camera records and tells only the truth. So if the other driver that caused the accident tries to lie and say things happened differently and it’s YOUR fault.

Your dash camera puts them in their place real fast, hopefully with an additional falsifying a police report charge tacked on.

What’s important to look for? Where should I get one? How much should I spend? I know…. There’s lot’s of questions. I’m going to cover these as best as I can.

What’s important to look for? Well, you want a good quality camera for starters. NO This does not include the cheap $10-$20 dash cameras at Walmart for example. If this is all you can afford, ANY camera is better than no camera, get that and save up for a better one.

Ideally though you’re looking for 1080P MINIMUM. A good quality 1080p dash camera will get a license plate readable to a decent distance, roughly 60-75 feet, I really think anything beyond 75 feet is pushing the limits of even a good 1080p camera.

Now if you get a good 4k camera, this distance increases a bit. Note I have not tested my gopro hero to an exact length but I believe you can extend that to 75-100 feet maybe more that you can read a license plate on video.

Another feature you’re really going to find useful is GPS, GPS records your coordinates, speed, and heading on the screen.

This can be useful to prove if you were, or were not speeding. This often times can be a factor in contributing accident fault, or innocence.

Wifi is a useful feature for using a larger cell phone or tablet screen to aim and adjust the camera, but I’ve found it to be really slow for file transfers. I ALWAYS suggest either plug the camera into your computer, or put the memory card into a memory card reader, this will be MANY times faster.

Where should I buy a dash camera? Well, any time we suggest a link, people whine and complain about it.

So you decide, Ebay, and Amazon, are good suggestions. When you get there search “Dash Camera” and when you find a model you think you like, don’t click buy just yet!!!

There’s still a little bit more homework to do still. But this is pretty easy. Take the company name and model of the camera over to YouTube.

You’re going to find examples of footage, and reviews on that specific camera. If it sucks, they’ll tell you it sucks.

YouTube is brutal in this aspect, but an extremely valuable tool for the same reason. If you’re still happy with what you see, click buy.

Get a good size memory card, I rarely suggest anyone use anything smaller than 16 gigs. 32 gigs is a good size for most peoples needs. Class 10 for 1080p. And Class U3 for 4k cameras.

Good luck and safe driving.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Brief rundown of some of the recent crimes in the Rockford area recently




Brief rundown of some of the recent crimes in the Rockford area recently

In progress person & FAQ at ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/frequently-asked-questions/

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries




Sources are reporting a motorcycle accident near S. Beloit.

It happened this afternoon near Willowbrook in S Beloit.

Injuries were being reported.
It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

RS Source

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Possible Injuries in Boone County




Sources are reporting an auto accident in Boone County.

It happened around 3:45 pm today near bypass 20 and Irene.

Reports of an auto accident that involves 2 vehicles near this intersection.

Unknown on injuries at the time of posting this.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

UPDATE:  Non life threatening injuries being reported.

Video by Drilla S

 





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Rockford Scanner™: POSITIVE FAMILY EVENT: Rockford Youth Expo 2019




Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/364283131074040/

A family-friendly event coming to Rockford!

Time: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

Location: Rockford University, Burpee Student Center
5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108

FREE admission includes an opportunity for kids to participate in various activities and for families to learn more about services specifically designed for the education, recreation, & wellness of kids around the Rockford area.

We’ll be giving away prizes all day, including a getaway to a WI Dells waterpark! Come for raffles, games, a fire truck, and LOTS of FUN!

Event will be held at Regents Hall inside the Rockford University Student Center.

Presented by Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford in partnership with Rockford University.





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Rockford Scanner™: Serious Hit & Run Accident in Rockford




From a witness: Bad accident at Bell School and State. The white car ran the red light and slammed the black car. The people in the white car fled on foot as far as we know. We stopped as we saw it happen my husband tried to catch them. The person in the black car seemed to have serious injuries and the older couple in the silver car was ok but pretty banged up.


From Rockford police: TRAFFIC ALERT: ‪Please avoid N. Bell School Rd between State and Potawatomi/Argus. NB lanes are shut down and 1 SB lane is also closed due to a serious hit and run investigation. More info to follow as it becomes available.





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Rockford Scanner™: Female Shot At least One Time in Rockford, Still Developing




Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened just after 1 am in the 500 block of Webster ave.

Reports of a female that has been shot near this location.

The female is approx. 32 years old and is reported to have been shot at least once in the left breast area.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.


Update from RPD:

On Friday, April 5th, at around 1:00 o’clock A.M., a Rockford woman was the victim of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm when she was struck one time by gunfire in the 500 block of Webster Ave. The victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or CrimeStoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867)





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Rockford Scanner™: Two Vehicle Roll Over Accident




ON April 3, 2019 AT 7:53AM HOURS THE OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LEAF RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND LEAF RIVER AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO A TWO VEHICLE ROLL OVER ACCIDENT IN THE 8000 BLOCK N. PECATONICA ROAD.

A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION WAS NORTHBOUND ON PECATONICA ROAD FROM LEAF RIVER FOLLOWED BY A BUICK ENCLAVE. THE SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION SLOWED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN INTO A PARKING LOT WHEN THE BUICK ENCLAVE ATTEMPTED TO PASS THE SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION ON THE LEFT.

THE SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION STRUCK THE BUICK ENCLAVE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE CAUSING THE BUICK ENCLAVE TO ROLL OVER INTO THE WEST SIDE DITCH AND STRIKING A UTILITY POLE.

THE BUICK ENCLAVE CAME TO A STOP ON ITS SIDE.

THE DRIVER OF THE BUICK ENCLAVE, DIANE HEMMERSBACH AGE 51 OF LEAF RIVER, WAS EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE BY THE LEAF RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT.

HEMMERSBACH REFUSED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND WAS RELEASED AT THE SCENE.

THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

 





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