Where would the internet be without the dash camera? Such a simple device and yet it provides seemingly endless entertainment. In reality however, the dashboard camera is there for a more meaningful purpose. Most people who keep a dashboard camera recording, do so to prove their innocence in a collision.
Redditor grandehead was driving along in his Honda S2000, minding his own business, when all of a sudden a van runs a red light in front of him. The driver clobbers the van and as the airbags are already deflating, he utters the standard statement in a situation like this: “Oh Shit!”
Following the collision, the lady told police that grandhead had run the red light. Typical of society these days, the cop believed the lady in the minivan rather than the guy in the sports car, until he was shown the video.
In this case, the dash camera saved this guy’s bacon.
Watch the video and then check out the conversation on Reddit. There is a lot of interesting discussion about dash cameras.