MANILA, Philippines - Can the government make it mandatory for vehicles to have its own dashboard camera? Not just private vehicles but the public transport as well. This is because of the numerous road incidents happening lately.
WATCH: Dashboard Camera Installed On A Jeepney Captured This Shocking Incident
May 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : CCTV & Video Footages
There was an existing law that requires public utility vehicles to install CCTVs on their vehicles but we do not know what happened several years after. All we know is that a lot of people are against the installation of CCTVs and their number one reason is.... "privacy".
With today's numerous crimes happening around the metro, a lot of barangays install CCTVs on the streets to ensure public safety. Little by little, the public now encourages barangay officials and establishments to install one. It seems that they can now see the purpose of these cameras. But will they allow the public transportation to have CCTVs installed too?
When driving around the busy streets of Manila, having a dashboard camera installed on your vehicle is a great way to capture road incidents and can serve as an evidence should you encounter any.
In this video, a driver installed a dashboard camera facing his passengers instead on the road. With that, he was able to capture an incident wherein a man wearing a hoodie tried to thrust him with a knife.
His attempt failed and in order to release his anger towards the driver, he did it to someone else instead. An innocent man with no idea why the hell this guy thrust him with a knife.
Though the driver was able to capture the video, we just can't judge ahead since there is still a flaw on the video. No sound. If only the owner of the video could upload the raw video, with sound included, then it could serve as a strong evidence.
Nangyari po ito nong sabado ng gabi (May 21, 2016 mga 8pm).
Driver po ako ng jeep, nakapila po ako sa simbahan ng tondo, medyo rush hour non, kaya medyo dagsa yung pagsakay ng tao, siguro mga walo na sakay ko nong sumakay sya, pagsakay palang niya, maya-maya dalawa sa pasahero ko yung bumaba.. tapos non, lumipat sya ng upuan.. kaya isa isa ng ngbabaan mga pasahero ko..ginawa ng caller pinapababa sya kasi natatakot yung pasahero sa kanya nagtalo sila ng konti, ayaw niyang bumaba, nagsabi narin ako na bumaba nlng sya, ayun nagalit at bago sya bumaba, sabi niya sasaksakin daw niya ko, sinugod ako sa driver side pero dahil may pinto, di umabot yung pgsaksak niya.. sa galit niya pasahero ng nasa likod na jeep (kasunod ko sa pila) ang sinaksak niya nasa may bintana sya ng jeep non, sa bandang likod o balikat siguro nasaksak ( makikita sa video yung paglapit niya sa kasunod kong jeep) sabi rin nung sakay kong pasahero na sinaksak nga yung pasahero sa kabilang jeep.. di ko na alam sumunod na ngyari.
By the way, here's the close up photo of the guy in the hoodie.