Rockford Scanner™: Hit & Run In Rockford/Loves Park




 

This is just one of many reasons why people should invest into getting a dash camera for their vehicles!

Around 11:30 am this morning a black vehicle was traveling eastbound on E Riverside when it ran the red light, just West of Mulford.

A SUV was headed northbound at the intersection and gotten the green light. They were turning westbound onto E Riverside.

The two vehicles collided.

The driver of the SUV then fled the scene westbound on E Riverside. The driver of the black vehicle pulled off into the parking lot.

It appeared no injuries.

Unknown why the driver of the black vehicle ran the red light.

 








 

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™: Dash Camera Video Of An Accident Near Roscoe




Source Jennifer Ames sent us a video of an accident caught on video near Roscoe around 6:30 pm on Thursday night.  You can watch the video below.

Jennifer had a dash camera in her vehicle.

She were headed Northbound on N Second (251) and was in the turn lane at Hononegah when the accident happened.

The lady in front of Jennifer put her vehicle into reverse and hit the gas, running into Jennifer’s vehicle. Then the person in the vehicle then pulls forward and gets out of the vehicle.  When doing so, she forgot to put the vehicle into park. The vehicle then rolls forward hitting another vehicle.

Editors Note:  This is why we really recommend everyone owning a dash camera. A camera never lies and tells the whole story without any lies or variations. Please invest into a dash camera, you never know what you might catch on camera or it tell your side of the story if anything ever happens.





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