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Anyone using cams to record passengers?

Woody Mornings

Active Member
I've considered getting a forward facing cam for accident documentation and one for the inside to protect against any passenger issues.

Anyone doing this? Cam recommendations greatly appreciated.
 

Sancho737

Member
I never gave the inside camera much thought until last weekend.

I got a Lyft ping for a house near UCR around 1:30am. Once there I press arrived and wait a few moments when this very attractive coed wearing a very skimpy bikini comes to my car and asks if I'm so&so's ride and tell her yes. She says she'll be right out and 3 minutes later another cute coed in a bikini is walking another bikini clad coed who has had a bit too much to drink. They both get in the back seat and ask me to take them to their apartment about 2 miles away.

They're sitting very close to each other on one side of the backseat because they're a bit cold so I offer the heater and even a blanket from the trunk but they say they're ok. We arrive at their complex gate and offer to drive them much closer their apt but neither has a place on them for the gate clicker. So I drop them off there and wish them a good night. As they both walk away and around the corner, it hits me that if something happens to either of these two bikini clad coeds between the gate and their apartment...no matter how far that is from the gate...I'm the last identifiable person with them.

So, if anyone has a recommendation for a 2 channel dash camera please send it my way.
 

BeachBum

Active Member
I never gave the inside camera much thought until last weekend.

I got a Lyft ping for a house near UCR around 1:30am. Once there I press arrived and wait a few moments when this very attractive coed wearing a very skimpy bikini comes to my car and asks if I'm so&so's ride and tell her yes. She says she'll be right out and 3 minutes later another cute coed in a bikini is walking another bikini clad coed who has had a bit too much to drink. They both get in the back seat and ask me to take them to their apartment about 2 miles away.

They're sitting very close to each other on one side of the backseat because they're a bit cold so I offer the heater and even a blanket from the trunk but they say they're ok. We arrive at their complex gate and offer to drive them much closer their apt but neither has a place on them for the gate clicker. So I drop them off there and wish them a good night. As they both walk away and around the corner, it hits me that if something happens to either of these two bikini clad coeds between the gate and their apartment...no matter how far that is from the gate...I'm the last identifiable person with them.

So, if anyone has a recommendation for a 2 channel dash camera please send it my way.
If you're considering getting a camera because three hot chicks in bikini's got in your car you've got my vote for Uber perv of the year. Wait till you get a couple of naked girls. They're just another fare.
 
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Sean O'Gorman

Active Member
I had a crappy $17 dash cam, and replaced it with the A118 on Amazon yesterday. Seems decent so far.

No real need for an inside camera. If I *really* needed video of what's going on inside the car, I'd just have a background recording app going on my phone. :shrug:
 

painfreepc

Well-Known Member
I never gave the inside camera much thought until last weekend.

I got a Lyft ping for a house near UCR around 1:30am. Once there I press arrived and wait a few moments when this very attractive coed wearing a very skimpy bikini comes to my car and asks if I'm so&so's ride and tell her yes. She says she'll be right out and 3 minutes later another cute coed in a bikini is walking another bikini clad coed who has had a bit too much to drink. They both get in the back seat and ask me to take them to their apartment about 2 miles away.

They're sitting very close to each other on one side of the backseat because they're a bit cold so I offer the heater and even a blanket from the trunk but they say they're ok. We arrive at their complex gate and offer to drive them much closer their apt but neither has a place on them for the gate clicker. So I drop them off there and wish them a good night. As they both walk away and around the corner, it hits me that if something happens to either of these two bikini clad coeds between the gate and their apartment...no matter how far that is from the gate...I'm the last identifiable person with them.

So, if anyone has a recommendation for a 2 channel dash camera please send it my way.
I have cam, bars and casinos like throwing drink man and women in to back seats of taxis, and as you said something happens just what, you are the last person seen with that person, bars will sometimes take your driver license number, casinos have video of client getting in your car, I have had offices at San Manuel casino come to my taxi days later after dropping off a client and ask where I drop passenger, because of a problem inside casino involving that passenger.
 

painfreepc

Well-Known Member
If you're considering getting a camera because three hot chicks in bikini's got in your car you've got my vote for Uber perv of the year. Sounds like you're uncomfortable with your sexuality and don't trust yourself. Wait till you get a couple of naked girls. They're just another fare. Most of us are adults here and we've seen it all before.
When the police ask have you seen this missing young lady last known to be in your car,

Just talk to the offices about how comfortable you are with your sexuality.
 

Sancho737

Member
If you're considering getting a camera because three hot chicks in bikini's got in your car you've got my vote for Uber perv of the year. Sounds like you're uncomfortable with your sexuality and don't trust yourself. Wait till you get a couple of naked girls. They're just another fare. Most of us are adults here and we've seen it all before.
Sorry BeachBum if you interpreted my post as a letter to Penthouse. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality and trust myself just fine. But thank you for your no cost psychological assessment.

Let me be more clear...if something had happened to those two girls as they walked from the gate to their apartment I imagine I'd be the first suspect in an investigation. If you think a car impound at LAX is inconvenient I imagine this would be many times worse regardless of my innocence. Suppose one of them decided they wanted to light a joint in the backseat in which I'd tell her to put it out immediately and perhaps even throw them out. Then they go to the whole "I'll show that a-hole Lyft driver" and accuse me of doing something stupid. Forget innocent until proven guilty. I imagine authorities will take the word of two college girl victims over that of their 46 year old driver first. I think the cabin facing cam would easily show I did nothing wrong in my car and the forward facing dash cam would show them going through the gate and out of view.

The cam would be a way to just cover my own butt.
 

painfreepc

Well-Known Member
If you get cam, get window stickers that tell passengers you are recording.

The red sticker on the right front passenger window, tells my clients I am recording video.
 
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BeachBum

Active Member
Sorry BeachBum if you interpreted my post as a letter to Penthouse. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality and trust myself just fine. But thank you for your no cost psychological assessment.

Let me be more clear...if something had happened to those two girls as they walked from the gate to their apartment I imagine I'd be the first suspect in an investigation. If you think a car impound at LAX is inconvenient I imagine this would be many times worse regardless of my innocence. Suppose one of them decided they wanted to light a joint in the backseat in which I'd tell her to put it out immediately and perhaps even throw them out. Then they go to the whole "I'll show that a-hole Lyft driver" and accuse me of doing something stupid. Forget innocent until proven guilty. I imagine authorities will take the word of two college girl victims over that of their 46 year old driver first. I think the cabin facing cam would easily show I did nothing wrong in my car and the forward facing dash cam would show them going through the gate and out of view.

The cam would be a way to just cover my own butt.
Hey Sancho, rereading my reply, it came across pretty harsh. I didn't mean it as a personal attack on you, it's just that I get tired of people having to justify their every move nowadays. Cameras in the workplace are one of my pet peeves.
 

David Madrid

Active Member
I never gave the inside camera much thought until last weekend.

I got a Lyft ping for a house near UCR around 1:30am. Once there I press arrived and wait a few moments when this very attractive coed wearing a very skimpy bikini comes to my car and asks if I'm so&so's ride and tell her yes. She says she'll be right out and 3 minutes later another cute coed in a bikini is walking another bikini clad coed who has had a bit too much to drink. They both get in the back seat and ask me to take them to their apartment about 2 miles away.

They're sitting very close to each other on one side of the backseat because they're a bit cold so I offer the heater and even a blanket from the trunk but they say they're ok. We arrive at their complex gate and offer to drive them much closer their apt but neither has a place on them for the gate clicker. So I drop them off there and wish them a good night. As they both walk away and around the corner, it hits me that if something happens to either of these two bikini clad coeds between the gate and their apartment...no matter how far that is from the gate...I'm the last identifiable person with them.

So, if anyone has a recommendation for a 2 channel dash camera please send it my way.
Come on man this is not playboy forum
 

David Madrid

Active Member
Sorry BeachBum if you interpreted my post as a letter to Penthouse. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality and trust myself just fine. But thank you for your no cost psychological assessment.

Let me be more clear...if something had happened to those two girls as they walked from the gate to their apartment I imagine I'd be the first suspect in an investigation. If you think a car impound at LAX is inconvenient I imagine this would be many times worse regardless of my innocence. Suppose one of them decided they wanted to light a joint in the backseat in which I'd tell her to put it out immediately and perhaps even throw them out. Then they go to the whole "I'll show that a-hole Lyft driver" and accuse me of doing something stupid. Forget innocent until proven guilty. I imagine authorities will take the word of two college girl victims over that of their 46 year old driver first. I think the cabin facing cam would easily show I did nothing wrong in my car and the forward facing dash cam would show them going through the gate and out of view.

The cam would be a way to just cover my own butt.
Ironic perv answer did anyone say penthouse. ....ah so you keep this in your car.
 

Jeff212

Active Member
Wiretapping might not apply in Ubernomics..... Your not a taxi, your just giving. "Bud" a ride.... Your ride sharing..... ....:rolleyes:
 

nicholsj100

Member
In colorado wiretapping is legal, as long as one party knows the conversation is being recorded, it could be the person doing the recording. If I have a suspecious incident or a rider that makes me feel uncomfortable I start the forward facing camera on my Uber phone and let it record till they get out.
 

Sean O'Gorman

Active Member
It's not wiretapping when the recording party is present.

I only ever had one rider complain about the dashcam invading on his privacy and I offered to delete the whole SD card at the end of the ride. Was still rated 5 stars.
 

grams777

Well-Known Member
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Another close call. Car pulled out from parked position on curb. I swerved to miss. I noticed from the rear view mirror, the car was actually doing a u turn from the curb. No signal or anything that I could tell.

It's all over within about 1 second. Watch the wide angle on the left.

Most of the problems I catch seem to be outside. But I can turn the cameras inwards if needed on the fly plus it's always capturing audio.

Generally I would recommend that as the default setup (depending on your state laws).

 
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