Why you should always carry your camera with you:

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Slack, Jul 24, 2005.

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    Slack Guest

    Slack, Jul 24, 2005
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    Colin D Guest

    Probably your insurance company. In NZ we get one free windshield
    replacement per year if required.

    Colin D, Jul 24, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    Or would the message -Why you shouldn't follow close behind flatbed trucks
    carrying earth moving equipment- be more appropriate? I'm shocked a rock
    fell off this truck and cracked your windshield, who would have guessed
    that might happen...
    Stacey, Jul 24, 2005
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    Jer Guest

    Yup, excrement occurs. It's only a scratch, I wouldn't piss around with
    a replacement. If you leave it alone, next week's door ding won't hurt
    so bad.
    Jer, Jul 24, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Hey Genius, he was two lanes over and more than enough car lengths ahead
    of me. The pictures were taken about 15 minutes later after I sped up to
    catch him. I guess you've never witnessed a bouncing rock at 65 mph.
    Slack, Jul 24, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Trust me, it aint no scratch. The cracks are baseball sized and nearly
    went thru the windshield... scared me pissless. I have a couple other
    small cracks, from a tractor trailer too, I wrote those off; No big
    deal, but this one is very different.

    Anyway, this same thing happened to a good friend. His offender had one
    of those stickers: "How's my driving" with an 800 number, which made it
    easy. He called the number and they promptly sent him a check. They
    told him it happens fairly frequently, especially here in L.A.
    Slack, Jul 24, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    Stacey, Jul 24, 2005
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    Ryan Robbins Guest

    I don't see who, other than yourself. Stuff happens. It isn't like a truck
    was hauling rocks without a cap.
    Ryan Robbins, Jul 24, 2005
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    Ryan Robbins Guest

    So you created a dangerous situation just to get information that is, in
    essence, meaningless.
    Ryan Robbins, Jul 24, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    What a bunch of fucking pricks. So Slack should just be a pussy like you
    guys and forget about it?

    G.T., Jul 24, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    That's not a scratch. Those cracks will eventually migrate across his

    G.T., Jul 24, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    Wow, you sure are a naive fucking moron. Did you even bother looking at the
    treads on the tractor?

    BTW, caps? Where do you live, Disneyland?

    G.T., Jul 24, 2005
  13. Another NZer eh? Not the Colin I used to know from the photo flight in the
    RNZAF by any chance?
    Cockpit Colin, Jul 24, 2005
  14. That's what car insurance is for, so you don't have to worry about stuff
    like this. I've never had a problem with my insurance company paying
    for stuff like this. You certainly don't need to go racing after the
    culprit, trying to turn on the camera, adjust the zoom, etc; all while
    risking the lives of other motorists just to get a couple of shots that
    prove absolutely nothing. This was just an accident, not someone
    purposefully causing mischief.
    Randy W. Sims, Jul 24, 2005
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    Toa Guest

    Another NZer eh? Not the Colin I used to know from the photo flight in the
    Not everyone in NZ is named Colin <g>

    Toa, Jul 24, 2005
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    Jer Guest

    The bed of a gravel truck is often covered with a "cap" which is
    presumed to be a reasonable precaution to reduce the chances of loose
    rocks causing windshield damage as protrayed in Slack's images. Some
    states require a cap, some don't.

    How is looking at the tractor treads supposed to help?
    Jer, Jul 24, 2005
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    Jer Guest

    Yup, those little lines will grow longer and longer until they reach the
    edges. So what? According to Slack, it'll happen again soon enough, so
    what's the rush all about? Trust me, the insurance company isn't going
    to care how nor when the damage occured, so those images are meaningless
    to them.

    Note to Slack: Since this issue is so important to you, next time you
    see a situation that places you at risk like this, get away from it.
    Jer, Jul 24, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Plus, it makes a great excuse for getting out of speeding tickets,
    "Officer, I just wanted to get away from the truck, it was spitting
    rocks at my windshield."
    RichA, Jul 24, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

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    I don't know about where he is, but here in Virginia, such a ding
    in the windshield would cause it to fail the *mandatory* annual safety
    inspection. So ignoring it is not an option.

    DoN. Nichols, Jul 24, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

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    Before taking earth moving equipment onto the highways (on a
    flatbed, of course), you are supposed to clean the treads, so chunks of
    rock don't fall off and do just what happened here.

    If a policeman had been handy, the driver of the truck would
    have been written up and fined.

    DoN. Nichols, Jul 24, 2005
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