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Old 01-29-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Police in the UK are cracking down on adrenaline-craving speeders who film their feats and post them on video-sharing sites, such as YouTube, according to PistonHeads.

UK Police are now monitoring the internet and utilizing the public videos as evidence of various speed law violations. Not only are these videos evidence of dangerous driving, but according to Scottish Police, the drivers are participating in the dangerous activities specifically to video tape it and post it on the internet.


Chief Inspector Alex Ducan, of the Scottish Police, told BBC Scotland, “Driving is a serious responsibility and you’ve got to have all parts of your brain thinking about driving to make sure that you’re safe and other road users are safe. If you’re doing that (filming), you’re not concentrating on the road and that, at the end of the day, is what’s going to keep you safe.”


Is it fair for the police to monitor video-sharing sites?

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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all this will do is cause people to upload their videos to a less well-known website.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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If you’re doing that (filming), you’re not concentrating on the road
And don't police cars also have video cameras?

Admittedly, doing x over a certain speed is a criminal offense. Using the video against them, as long as there's 100% proof, should be allowed in criminal cases.

In this information age, there is such a thing as TOO MUCH information. One should expect ramifications from posting video of doing something illegal, taunting fate as it were.

Taping yourself doing something illegal, and posting it, d-u-m-b. It all comes down to proof and evidence.

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Old 01-29-2008, 03:01 PM   #4
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I remember that kid in the WRX wagon in New Zealand (sp?) or wherever that was being filmed drifting around two 90 degree turns before smashing into a telephone pole. The video was posted all over the Internet and a few weeks later he was arrested and lost his license.
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who was that guy OT lambasted last year, audi driver filming himself speeding?
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And don't police cars also have video cameras?

Admittedly, doing x over a certain speed is a criminal offense. Using the video against them, as long as there's 100% proof, should be allowed in criminal cases.

In this information age, there is such a thing as TOO MUCH information. One should expect ramifications from posting video of doing something illegal, taunting fate as it were.

Taping yourself doing something illegal, and posting it, d-u-m-b. It all comes down to proof and evidence.

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Police cars have the camera mounted on the dash, so the policemen doesn't really have to pay attention the camera.
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I don't have a problem with this. When you post something that you want millions of people to watch, you can't have any realistic expectation that the governement won't watch it. Now if the story was that the UK was requiring youtube to self-report any racing videos, then I'd be more concerned. But if inspector Scottie McDonegal wants to surf the web as part of his job, ok by me.
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But if inspector Scottie McDonegal wants to surf the web as part of his job, ok by me.
Interesting point. This could take police off the street. Unless you just ask retired police to browse the web part time and pay them per arrest they lead to, I suppose.
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Interesting point. This could take police off the street. Unless you just ask retired police to browse the web part time and pay them per arrest they lead to, I suppose.
+1, one of my neighbors is a retired cop and it helps out the local police department with stuff as well.
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In this information age, there is such a thing as TOO MUCH information. One should expect ramifications from posting video of doing something illegal, taunting fate as it were.

Taping yourself doing something illegal, and posting it, d-u-m-b. It all comes down to proof and evidence.
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I'm all for privacy, but if you do something dangerous and illegal and then post a video of yourself doing it to a public website, you deserve to be arrested/ticketed.
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+1, one of my neighbors is a retired cop and it helps out the local police department with stuff as well.
'It"? Cops don't even deserve a "he" or "she" now?
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'It"? Cops don't even deserve a "he" or "she" now?
Thats funny,
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'It"? Cops don't even deserve a "he" or "she" now?
I think the 'it' means 'the process of browsing the web looking for miscreants'... not 'it' referring to the person.

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OT has been doing this for years. About time the cops caught on.
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OT has been doing this for years. About time the cops caught on.


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