Speeding In Videos

2WV

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#1
I was aware of it when i was in editing but i left it but i want to know from everyone, should it of been blurred.

I'm referring the intro in my last SB entry. (not linking for good reasons lol). The reason i ask is because do legal authorities really go out their way to fuck us over in vlogs? hmm.. I will take the vid down in 24hrs time to blur the intro..

Don't comment if your gonna be all philosophical about speeding and its dangers. Take that shit to church.
 
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#2
Can't say for sure but from what I understand talking to people here are my thoughts...

I don't think they are too concerned about occasional speeding on national speed limit roads in the countryside. (Unless you go through a speed trap of course)

What does get them ruffled is dangerous riding in urban areas. That is speeding and dangerous overtaking/undertaking etc. If they come across a channel with lots of those kinds of vids they might try to get more info on the rider and use the vids as evidence.

If they catch you speeding or riding dangerously and see that you have a camera they can confiscate it to analyse. A few riders have been prosecuted this way.

...and you shouldn't speed, its very dangerous ;)

(Honestly, even tho I do go over the speed limit sometimes I always have thoughts in the back of my mind, 'what if something goes wrong'. Its so much more fun and liberating on the track)
 
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Reize

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#5
Yeah i get that they confiscate your SD card (wankers). They shouldn't be using social media at work anyway :D
Most likely, they don't. Its members of the public who watch it and someone calls the police on you and you get investigated. That's how it works in pretty much most countries.
 

2WV

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#6
Yeah, i also get that. But i have seen vids on youtube from popular motovlogers who speed constantly. I mean its so obvious that they're speeding that they blur the speedo :D
 

CaptYanni

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#7
Maybe if you could make the blur look like a bug splat somehow or a rain drop? Then it wouldn't be too obvious that you were speeding, aha but I personally would blur it just in case.

I know some people put "The following footage was filmed 6 months or more prior to publication, therefore the following footage is non prosecutable footage." or something similar at the start of their videos, so not sure if you have similar laws over there and maybe you could do that?
 

2WV

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Maybe if you could make the blur look like a bug splat somehow or a rain drop? Then it wouldn't be too obvious that you were speeding, aha but I personally would blur it just in case.

I know some people put "The following footage was filmed 6 months or more prior to publication, therefore the following footage is non prosecutable footage." or something similar at the start of their videos, so not sure if you have similar laws over there and maybe you could do that?
I've never heard of this before. But sadly, it wouldn't suprise me if someone was caught 30mph above legal limit be jailed with a longer sentencing than rolf harris / Jimmy savile. Usually how our laws work these days... i doubt any disclaimer would matter.. and it still wouldn't defeat the fact that it was still you who was speeding during that time. + with their intelligence they have these days, it wouldn't take them long to figure out it was you anyway.
 
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To be honest I think they'll only spend the time to go after people who really ride dangerously a lot.
Doing wheelies around traffic or urban roads etc.

Its one thing risking your ass having a 'spirited' ride on national limit country roads but riders who endanger others with stupid stunts and speeds in urban areas should be stopped.
 
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2WV

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#10
To be honest I think they'll only spend the time to go after people who really ride dangerously a lot.
Doing wheelies around traffic or urban roads etc.

Its one thing risking your ass having a 'spirited' ride on national limit country roads but riders who endanger others with stupid stunts and speeds in urban areas should be stopped.
Totally agree with that.
 
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2WV

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#12
Oh we'll be fine here in England then. As long as our number plates are not 1 inch smaller than legal requirement. we'll be safe. Considering bike thieves are getting away with murder (not literally lol)
 
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RuckinScot

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#13
I was riding a Daytona 675 vs my ruckus. It’s obviously much easier to speed on. So I pointed my camera slightly higher to keep the speedo out. If I do something questionable I usually cut it out. More than I’m worried about the strong arm of the law I just don’t want my channel a bunch of riding like an ass hole. (I try not to ride like an ass hole)
 
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chrisw959

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#14
Blurring the speedo its not going to really help. If they choose to they can use road markings, scenery and other ways to work out how fast you where going. Highly unlikely that they would if you just uploaded it to YT but its still possible
 

SighBored

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#15
I would say it all depends on your country's enforcement. Some countries are pretty strict. For my country so far they are not bothered so I am not bothered but in any event things change, I will do the same and start covering up the speedo. For sure they can still analyse the video and work out an "estimated (not actual)" speed but at least they have to do the work, and you can still fight it since anyone can edit the video play speed or such. I think it's still debatable for that.

If you feel it's better to play it safe then just cover it up and be over with the subject, enjoy the ride. :)
 

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