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Old 09-27-2019, 10:23 PM   #1
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Question Hiding Speedometer on Public Videos

Hey folks,

Did a quick search but didn’t see a post on this...

Here recently it seems that more and more videos, no matter in what country, riders blur out the actual speed when riding...

My question is... does it really matter, because theoretically you can determine the speed based on objects around you and the time... that’s how they give tickets in Germany as well in some cases when the radar hasn’t been working, or is in question.

The other thing... is it even possible to get in trouble for speeding etc. based on a video?

I just don’t understand the point because everybody knows that you are speeding as soon as you blur out the speedometer... thoughts?

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Old 09-28-2019, 01:35 AM   #2
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Hey folks,

Did a quick search but didnít see a post on this...

Here recently it seems that more and more videos, no matter in what country, riders blur out the actual speed when riding...

My question is... does it really matter, because theoretically you can determine the speed based on objects around you and the time... thatís how they give tickets in Germany as well in some cases when the radar hasnít been working, or is in question.

The other thing... is it even possible to get in trouble for speeding etc. based on a video?

I just donít understand the point because everybody knows that you are speeding as soon as you blur out the speedometer... thoughts?
Yeahh...not really sure. I don't consider such things. I recently had a vid of one of my quick rides as I was testing my camera. My speedometer is not blurred. The way I see it...I'mma ride my ride. Most people in Houston speed anyway and if a cop decides to pull me over and give me a ticket for speeding...I'll just pay for it. For the most part, I flow with traffic and mostly everyone drives 10-15mph over the speed limit.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:33 PM   #3
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My question is... does it really matter, because theoretically you can determine the speed based on objects around you and the time... thatís how they give tickets in Germany as well in some cases when the radar hasnít been working, or is in question.

The other thing... is it even possible to get in trouble for speeding etc. based on a video?
Theoretically, sure, someone could determine your speed. It wouldn't even be that difficult, but was it you on that video? Can you prove that, prosecutor, because there are a lot of bikes on the roads these days.

Truthfully, unless there is a major crime, like you hitting a pedestrian on that video, no person has the time to spare to track down your account, figure out how/who to bother to get the information from them, fill out all the paperwork to do so, then put together a neat case.

I am not a lawyer, so take this for what it's worth.
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There's no specific set of evidence that must be presented in a speeding (or reckless driving) case. The only question is, can the State prove all the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt?

For speeding, the elements are:

1. The defendant
2. The date (on or about, but basically within the statute of limitations)
3. At a location in the county or city (for jurisdiction purposes)
4. The speed limit (by sign, or statute)
5. The defendant's speed
6. The defendant's speed was unreasonable for the conditions then existing

So if a judge or jury could believe the video posted would prove all of these elements beyond a reasonable doubt, you have a conviction.
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There's no specific set of evidence that must be presented in a speeding (or reckless driving) case. The only question is, can the State prove all the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt?

For speeding, the elements are:

1. The defendant
2. The date (on or about, but basically within the statute of limitations)
3. At a location in the county or city (for jurisdiction purposes)
4. The speed limit (by sign, or statute)
5. The defendant's speed
6. The defendant's speed was unreasonable for the conditions then existing

So if a judge or jury could believe the video posted would prove all of these elements beyond a reasonable doubt, you have a conviction.
How could they prove who was riding?
Hard to prove a date, no?


Speeds on speedometers can be off by a lot depending on gearing changes.

Your thoughts?
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How could they prove who was riding?
Hard to prove a date, no?


Speeds on speedometers can be off by a lot depending on gearing changes.

Your thoughts?
But in other words... technically no matter if blurred or not... if you post videos like some of these guys with tripple didgits on a YouTube Chanel repeatedly... wonder if some officials would go after you...
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But in other words... technically no matter if blurred or not... if you post videos like some of these guys with tripple didgits on a YouTube Chanel repeatedly... wonder if some officials would go after you...
In short yes, You could be indited for anything if the DA felt they could win the case...

http://bestride.com/news/youtuber-le...nd-you-in-jail

The point is they would need to meet all criteria for a conviction to prove its you speeding at the time claimed.
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