Stop buying cheap, dangerous and unlawful
electronics from China on eBay and elsewhere. If you don't,
stop complaining about the state of the British economy, British
health care, Social Security, British schools, lack of police,
etc. because YOU are the cause (along with those that allow
this trade to continue of course).
Need to contact us?
OK, to contact us,
eBay UK, the Metropolitan Police, Trading
Standards & Vince Cable
vCam Ltd (registered in England) would like to say "Screw you"
to eBay UK, Richmond upon Thames Trading Standards, the Metropolitan
Police, the Department of Transport, and Vince Cable (MP for Twickenham,
also masquerading as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation
& Skills), and to warn the UK public about these enemies of
British business, the UK economy and HM Treasury.
vCam Ltd no longer trades. We were a company that developed and
Patented a safe and lawful method of mounting a car camera / dash
cam into a vehicle, but the sea of unlawful and highly dangerous
vehicle cameras sold on eBay and elsewhere, often by Chinese sellers
that evade UK taxes, meant we could not compete. Unfortunately,
though these cheap car cameras from China are unlawful, we could
not get Richmond Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police, the
Department of Transport, or Vince Cable to stop this unlawful dangerous
trade, which also robs UK hospitals, schools, doctors, nurses, social
workers, unemployment programs and all the other vital components
of our society of tax money.
Further, when a little girl or old lady, perhaps your daughter
or grandmother gets killed crossing a road because some gormless
idiot driver has a car camera they bought from eBay unlawfully stuck
to their vehicle's windscreen which blocked their view of the road
ahead, please sue / prosecute / name and shame eBay UK, Richmond
upon Thames Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police, the Department
of Transport, and Vince Cable / the British Government, for they
Below is a depiction of which areas of the windscreen need to be
kept clear of obstruction / how much incursion is allowed to comply
with UK Traffic Regulations (UK law).
It makes sense, doesn't it? You should not drive around with some
plastic brick sized object in your field of view.
In addition, it is also unlawful to have any live non-navigation
video / TV screens in the front of a vehicle where the driver can
see them; that also makes sense, doesn't it? Why would the driver
need to be distracted by any TV / video screen that was not helping
them navigate / drive? They would not.
So, vCam developed a safe way of mounting a car camera into a vehicle
whereby no live TV / video screen was presented to the driver, whereby
the car camera did not obstruct any of the driver's view of the
road ahead. We basically designed a mounting system so that the
camera would sit hidden in front of the passenger sun visor or rear
view mirror, unseen by the driver (please note: vehicles are now
designed so that passenger sun visor and rear view mirrors do not
encroach upon the forward view of the driver.
Of course, the problem for us was that our 100% lawful mounting
system was more expensive than the cheap mass produced windscreen
suction mounted car cam cradles that come with every budget car
camera, though we were sure that the price would come down to around
the same if car camera suppliers were forced to provide them. Surely,
eBay, Richmond Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police, the Dept
of Transport and Vince Cable would all want to see the unlawful
and dangerous windscreen suction mounted cradles banned from sale
in / to the UK?
No, not at all. So much for supporting British business, British
innovation, safety first products and UK tax paying companies. Because
suction mounted brackets and their associated car cameras can theoretically
be used in the green (no restriction) area of the windscreen, even
though operationally that is a nonsense as most vehicle wiper systems
clear much more of the windscreen than they used to, and because
mounting a camera in a far corner of the windscreen places the lens
in a position is unable to fully record the road ahead. Irrespective
of the fact that virtually every eBay listing for cameras shows
the cameras should be attached to the middle of the windscreen (where
it is unlawful), eBay, the authorities and Vince Cable (alleged
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills) refused
to enforce the law. Hell, they would not even mandate that adverts
warned buyers about where it was lawful to mount the camera or even
prevent sellers from showing images of their car cameras mounted
in unlawful sections of the windscreen.
So, not that we hope for it, but if and when your daughter or grandmother
is knocked down and killed by someone whose field of view was blocked
by a car camera bought on eBay, especially if that camera has not
been safety approved for the European Union, especially if the seller
was based in China and paid no UK taxes like we have to (taxes that
pay for the ambulance and paramedic that would come to try and save
your relative), then please remember us, and please remember to
sue those who stood by and allowed the tragedy to happen.
"Screw you" eBay UK, Richmond upon Thames Trading Standards,
the Metropolitan Police, the Department of Transport, and Vince
Cable / the Liberal Democrats.