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Old 01-22-2017, 09:24 PM
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335i Dashcam, Florida bad drivers compilation

So I recently started compiling all the bad driving going on in Orlando. So many near accidents were happening on a daily basis that I started saving them. I just now started posting these to youtube after editing them together. I drive my 335i Coupe as a daily driver and have been hit twice so far. Once at a red light (rear ended, and before I had a dashcam), another when making a left turn (I'll post that video later).


Hopefully this can serve as a PSA for if you're planning on driving through Orlando... or anywhere near a big city in Florida for that matter...

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Old 01-23-2017, 07:48 AM
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Thanks. It is always tough to describe and convince others with words the bad drivers you encounter daily. But with a dash cam, it makes your case a little easier. My biggest peeve is still those who text and drive, particularly in the fast (inside) lane. Those who do, you are on my $hit list. If you hear the horn, that's probably me.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:15 AM
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I don't catch enough bad driving with my dash cam to warrant a regular series of videos on Youtube. Kudos to having the patience to save them and edit them together!
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:00 PM
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Thanks. It is always tough to describe and convince others with words the bad drivers you encounter daily. But with a dash cam, it makes your case a little easier. My biggest peeve is still those who text and drive, particularly in the fast (inside) lane. Those who do, you are on my $hit list. If you hear the horn, that's probably me.
I take it you're in Florida then. Your right though, people who live in mostly small quiet towns have no clue how insane it can get. It's not quite Russia bad, but it's up there.

Also, texting and distracted driving are the biggest factor in all the idiot driving around here. So. Many. People. Not paying attention.

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I don't catch enough bad driving with my dash cam to warrant a regular series of videos on Youtube. Kudos to having the patience to save them and edit them together!

Yeah It took me quite a while to get the blurring right. Some of the videos have the GoPro suctioned to the windshield and it's far easier to edit those, but at the same time you see less.

And I've got Terrabytes and Terrabytes of JUST near misses and idiot driving. Over 6 years worth... so hopefully a good many volumes of compilations to come.

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Old 01-24-2017, 12:09 PM
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This seems pretty accurate for Orlando drivers. When you combine all the clueless tourists and just careless locals it is a disaster. Never run driving around there. Although Boston area is not exactly much better!
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:18 PM
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:38 AM
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Everyone's a better driver than everyone else. Every time.
I have no idea who or what you directing that comment at. I can't tell if this is directed at the bad drivers in the video or me...
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I have no idea who or what you directing that comment at. I can't tell if this is directed at the bad drivers in the video or me...
Methinks it is directed at all drivers in general.
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Methinks it is directed at all drivers in general.
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Methinks it is directed at all drivers in general.
Ah ok. Thought it might have been a passive aggressive way to say I was a ****ty driver lol.
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Ah ok. Thought it might have been a passive aggressive way to say I was a ****ty driver lol.
Impossible. I don't know anything ab you including how you drive.

But that's not for me- or anyone else- to judge now is it?
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:05 AM
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Impossible. I don't know anything ab you including how you drive.

But that's not for me- or anyone else- to judge now is it?
Hey no worries brother, just a misunderstanding on my part.
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