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***A lot of people have been asking me about dash cams and yes I did forget to mention that in the video. Dash cams are a great way to have evidence in the event of an accident and many other things as well. I get dozens of dash cams every year to try out and this is my recommendation for a dash cam, it's not cheap but it's by far the best with the most features and easiest to use, if you want to the best get this, if not there's tons of other dash cams out there just look around:
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    • Scotty Kilmer
      Scotty Kilmer

      A lot of people have been asking me about dash cams and yes I did forget to mention that in the video. Dash cams are a great way to have evidence in the event of an accident and many other things as well. I get dozens of dash cams every year to try out and this is my recommendation for a dash cam, it's not cheap but it's by far the best with the most features and easiest to use, if you want the best get this, if not there's tons of other dash cams out there just look around:

      Dash cam:

      ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
      1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
      2. Cheap Scan Tool:
      3. Professional Socket Set:
      4. Wrench Set:
      5. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
      6. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

      ⬇️ Things used in this video:
      1. Common Sense
      2. 4k Camera:
      3. Camera Microphone:
      4. Camera Tripod:
      5. My computer for editing / uploading:
      6. Video editing software:
      7. Thumbnail software:

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      about 5 months ago
    • JoJo potato
      JoJo potato In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Everyone has cell phones now, its nothing to take pictures anymore

      about 23 days ago
    • TheJbroni
      TheJbroni In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      My insurance company loved that I caught my hit and run on dash cam. Great picture of his tag number. They liked having it because the video was the next best thing to being there.

      about 1 month ago
    • Vengeful Ghost
      Vengeful Ghost In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Thankfully, I have not been in an accident in quite some time but I bought a Front and rear Dash Cam for my vehicle for reasons such as this. The main reason I bought one is for when im parked and away from my vehicle. My example is when my friends and I went to Darien Lake for a concert (Disturbed, Saint Asonia and Breaking Benjamin) we had some fun in the park first and upon coming back to the car to put our stuff in there, the bumper was all messed up from a guy in a RAM pickup truck running his tire against the bumper. Thankfully, there were 2 witnesses that reported it prior to this and we waited 2 hours for police to show up, (They had an incident at Darien Lake where 2 parents left their kid at the park. Dropped him off and just left) but, they had the guys license plate info and it got taken care of by their insurance.

      After that, I decided to get a Megellan Front and Rear Dash Camera which also worked when the car was off to record 24/7. Nothing has happened since then but I do have a peace of mind now and having a dash cam is great for just recording dumb drivers as well. Or close encounters with car destroying assholes. (deer) Happy I got a Dash Cam system.

      about 3 months ago
    • Username Password
      Username Password In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      +brotherscro Dashcams in Croatia are allowed
      . Just have to be aware for privacy regulations, Also certain objects like country borders should not be recorded.
      I've never been or ever want to go to Croatia but a simple google search might help instead of the lies you post online. I guess ignorance is bliss.

      about 3 months ago
    • brotherscro
      brotherscro In reply to Scotty Kilmer

      Here in Croatia it's actually illegal to use dashcams :( Even if you have evidence on dashcam that it's not your fault for accident or something else it can't be admitted as evidence
      Stupid laws

      about 3 months ago
    • Colin Timp
      Colin Timp

      If you can, get the plate number ASAP. I've had 2 accidents where the person took off before I could get it.

      about 1 hour ago
    • 3100 Vincent
      3100 Vincent

      Get. A. Dash. Cam.

      Seriously. 20 bucks for a cheapo one can save you a ticket if it wasn't your fault. You clear the memory once a week and you don't worry about it. It automatically turns on.

      about 3 hours ago
    • Adil Shah
      Adil Shah

      DashCams --- front and back!

      about 10 hours ago
    • Adil Shah
      Adil Shah

      Hey Scotty, since you talked about Medicare, how do feel about 'Medicare for All' concept? Regards.

      about 10 hours ago
    • Merlin Cat
      Merlin Cat

      Scotty needs uninsured motorist insurance in Texas. Half of those uninsured drivers are Illegal Aliens! Try to get money from one of those🙄...

      If you live in a border state make sure to get a cop there if you get wrecked by someone you think is not a US citizen. That goes for Canadians as well as Mexicans. People are far more reluctant to show a phony ID to a cop than to you. Besides showing it to a cop is a crime and you don’t count. Also insurance companies outside the US will often just blow off minor claims because they know it will cost you more to sue them than the damage😖. Been there got that tee shirt myself.

      Here’s one I saw enough myself as a cop a few times ,Women! Yea hate me libbers but you too should watch out for this. When some get in an ugly wreck but aren’t hurt noticeably look for signs of extreme agitation. If they start flipping out running around at least stay between them and the road. Grab them if you really have to so they don’t become a hood ornament on a semi. They snap out of it quick in my experience but in the mean time keep them out of the road. They will thank you in a minute or two. Oh, then reach in and turn on her 4 way flashers because I’ve never seen one yet who even knew what the were🥶. There now bring on the 🔥 .......

      about 11 hours ago
    • Therese Ember
      Therese Ember

      I was hit from behind on the freeway by a 21-yr-old female in a truck. I was the middle car in a
      3-car collision. But since when I pulled over, I was the last car, the policeman thought I’d caused the collisions. He forced me to get out of my car & I collapsed because I’d bled in my brain. I have seizures to this day years later. I don’t know how to prevent encountering dangerous policemen. I tried to tell him that if someone possibly had a cervical fracture, he shouldn’t force them to get out of their car. But he still wouldn’t listen and forced me.
      It’s horrible not to have a protector for your safety. Even when the ER said to see a Neurologist, twelve different neurologists refused to take on accident insurance claims’ cases. Still, go to the ER right away. If you wait for a month, even accident attorneys defer a case.

      If you witness an accident, write down everything that you can to assist the victims, because they’re in physiologic shock. Write down which lane each car was in; which direction each were driving; street names; intersections; date & time of accident; names & numbers of witnesses. Help the victims collect the proper info. Some policemen won’t write a police report. Instead they write an incident report.

      Once I witnessed a hit and run. So I followed the car that drove away and took photos of their license plate from behind. But I forgot to take a photo of the person who was driving the car. I gave the info to the police and they had the victim call me and their insurance called me. The victim thanked me. It’s horrible to see someone drive away from the scene of an accident that they’d caused.

      about 20 hours ago
    • John

      Nothing worse than a nasty drawn out CASE COURT!!! BAHAHAHA...

      about 23 hours ago
    • Tyrone Koumoundouros
      Tyrone Koumoundouros

      Kick backs make the world go round.

      about 1 day ago
    • me m
      me m

      dash cam is your friend in a wreck get a good one that can do front and back with a gps for speed. i have the thinkware p200 d with the optional gps. and love it. oh one last thing NEVER EVER SAY THESE WORDS... IM SORRY.. they are viewed as an admition of guilt by lawyers.

      about 1 day ago
    • Al Grayson
      Al Grayson

      Don't let anyone, not even the cops, touch your dash cam or cell phone if you can help it. For all you know the cop may be the other driver's relative! You have to download everything before letting anyone touch your personal and private records. Upload to the ☁️ pronto, where no one can find your personal and private information.

      about 2 days ago
    • Al Grayson
      Al Grayson

      Always take VIDEOS. Still pictures can be derived from the video if needed.
      First thing to video is the other driver, any passengers and any witnesses. Then, or at the same time, video both vehicles from all angles.
      It's been four months since I was rear-ended and my left foot is still giving pain, is swollen even though the X-rays didn't show any breaks. I'm having headaches in the back of my head where the head restraint bashed my head, causing me to black out and have blurred vision. My lower sides are still tender from where the seat bolsters slugged me as the seat was breaking.
      So don't be quick to say that you're OK.
      Oh, BTW, SURPRISE! SURPRISE!! the SUV was UNINSURED. My uninsured motorist insurance is paying what my other coverage doesn't cover.
      I told the tow operator to take the car to my house and gave the address. He took it to his tow-in lot anyway. I couldn't do anything as I was being loaded into the ambulance.
      As it turned out it didn't matter as the my insurance company totaled the car and bought it.
      Just in time, too, as it was due for a timing belt and other services and repairs.

      about 2 days ago
    • Wesley Singleton
      Wesley Singleton

      I actually had a guy back up in the middle of the road and hit me luckily he was honest.

      about 2 days ago
    • lockergr

      From experience I can say that when someone hits you that you need to actually get out of the car and immediately get their plate number because I've had people drive off twice after hitting me in the back, once on the highway and once in residential traffic. Sped up and got the one person's number and they had already called the cops to let them know that they had hit someone after they realized that I was tailing them. But people will hit and run so you need to be immediately focused on getting that person's car description and plate number.

      about 2 days ago
    • Frank Howard
      Frank Howard

      I understand that most of your video revolved around accidents where it was the other person's fault, but if it's your fault, that's a different story. 1:12. "Don't say it was your fault for the accident. Don't take responsibility for anything." Sorry Scotty, but that's the problem with a lot of people today. Very few drivers willing to take responsibility for their own actions. Instead, they try to blame it on someone else and let's say they do get away with it. Are you saying that it's OK to have an innocent driver pay for your own mistakes? Why not be honest and admit that it was your fault? Why not take responsibility for your own actions rather than trying to dump that responsibility on someone else? I know you're in favor of honest mechanics. Why not be in favor of honest drivers?

      about 3 days ago
    • vincent tejada
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      about 4 days ago
    • Dan Kirchner
      Dan Kirchner


      about 5 days ago
    • My Channel
      My Channel

      I just use my old cellphone as a dashcam

      about 5 days ago
    • Goon Squad Skateboarding
      Goon Squad Skateboarding

      Crazy that people try bribe witnesses.

      about 5 days ago
    • Pikkon

      I got in a wreck years ago I got hit in the rear by uninsured motorist, my insurance company fix my car, took him to court and sued the other individual for the damages. And I guess the court awarded more than what they paid to fix the car cuz about 2 years later I got a check in the mail that was extra from the suit. Needless to say it was a nice surprise.

      about 6 days ago
    • Larry Hickey
      Larry Hickey

      Thanks! I just subscribed and can't get enough of these video's you put out. Apparently, I have much to learn and I'm 62yrs old!

      about 6 days ago
    • Dave Saenz
      Dave Saenz

      Been driving for 25 years. Never had an accident, never been around one, never seen one. Been there right after it happened. You can influence other drivers to acknowledge you by doing a few simple things like:
      using turn signals before you turn, slowly merging into lanes
      avoid driving on blind spots
      Using hazards in dangerous zones
      Avoid driving next to clusters of other cars.
      Slowing down to normal speed limits
      Let others pass you
      Always know where others are and keep a good distance
      Never rush when driving
      Respect others
      Make sure your car breaks, tires, lights, is operational.
      Avoid rush hour traffic if you can leave early or 2 hours later than 5 pm or 8-9 am.
      Avoid driving in the rain, heavy snow etc.
      I hope I can safe a life. I took a defensive driving course and it was useless.

      about 6 days ago
    • SuTen

      Always have a dashcam in your car - thats it!

      about 6 days ago
    • BehindTheGame

      Legend has it that there is nothing Scotty's customers haven't done.

      about 7 days ago
    • Retromemories

      Thank you for sharing, Mr. Kilmer!

      about 7 days ago
    • LngVly22

      I would say admit fault if it’s a minor accident that was unquestionably your fault, like for example back in 2009 I accidentally took my foot off the brake while grabbing something in my back seat and slowly rolled into the car in front of me causing minor damage. There was no reason not to just apologize and get it over with

      about 7 days ago
    • GrayRealities

      “Cuz I had a customer once” 🤣

      about 8 days ago
    • dortot1

      For after the accident: DON'T talk to the insurance company of the person who hit you. I handled an accident on my own and screwed myself based on the rather innocent things I said. Though at fault, they were not even paying my medical bills. I basically got help only after I hired an attorney. He was only able to get about 10% of what I could have got because of not letting a skilled attorney deal with them. My settlement basically covered only the bills with nothing for injury treatment so never again.
      Go to the doctor, do what they say, and miss time at work if needed since going to work makes it look like you are fine. Tell their insurance company: " Call my attorney." Going without an attorney means that company will covertly try to screw you over like they did to me while being nice to you on the phone and in emails. They are NOT concerned about your well being, only about making the pay out as small as possible or nothing at all.

      about 9 days ago
    • John Rodrigues
      John Rodrigues In reply to dortot1

      Even with an attorney they do that.

      about 8 days ago
    • MrJx4000
      MrJx4000 In reply to dortot1

      dortot1, that's really good advice. I had something similar happen to me years ago, where the other insurance company called me (I assumed it was my insurance company), and then started asking me questions. I didn't know any better, said a few things that I probably should not have and then realized that this guy was leading me on. That's when I asked who this was and promptly hung up.

      about 8 days ago
    • no name
      no name

      If you have a dashcam and it's your fault, if the cop asks you if the camera was rolling, you say, "I don't answer questions." YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! It's called the fifth amendment!

      about 10 days ago
    • Firewater Forge of Arizona
      Firewater Forge of Arizona

      I'm sitting here on my couch watching this video because I had an accident 2 months ago and I'm still out of work. All my cars have dash cams except that day the dashcam wasn't working. This is all really good advice and I have since replaced the faulty dash cam.

      about 11 days ago