Why do people take pictures at crash scenes ?

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DaveBerlin
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Why do people take pictures at crash scenes ?

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:05 pm

What did we do years ago without Mobiles, now these people are videoing horrific scenes and posting. Here in Germany you have to stop and give 1st Aid Assistance (or supposed to as you can be prosecuted) but it now seems videos are more important. What sort of world are we living in - Dave ☹️

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45839351

https://www.dw.com/en/autobahn-deaths-p ... a-39845434

Autobahn deaths prompt calls to punish “Rubberneckers or Gaffers” in Germany :

In Germany they are now using these Mobile Temporary Panels to stop the “Onlookers”.

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It was actually getting to a point where the “Emergency Services” were getting blocked from the Accident Scene.
Then came the Mobile Video boys and the Fire Guys got there own back with water 👍, but believe it or not we’re prosecuted. 🙄

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The Police are now photographing Cars & Trucks using Mobiles for Prosecution later. The problem being the opposite Lanes slow down to take videos and the next accident occurs. Plus it is an offense to drive using a mobile. 👍

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Re: Why do people take pictures at crash scenes ?

Post by Pandjh » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:56 pm

Its called Respect.... and they have none.
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Re: Why do people take pictures at crash scenes ?

Post by MikeGC » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:43 pm

But, conversely, we occasionally hear the Police asking for photographs from witnesses because as first responders (paramedics, fire crew) start to arrive the overall "picture" changes.

I hope that my personal reaction to being present at an incident like this would be to try to help in any way possible.
Unfortunately the younger generation seem to think that their mobile phone and camera are an extension of their hand and probably would react differently
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Re: Why do people take pictures at crash scenes ?

Post by Terry64 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:10 pm

The problem is social media, every one want to post the best footage that will attract more views to there social media pages like a status image thing.
Here in the UK people stand and video things like assaults or people having accidents and think it is funny, they then post on there social media page.
Yes some of these videos could help police but most of the time they are not taken for the purpose of helping the police.

As for doing it in moving cars passing accidents in the UK the police will never stop it they do not have the man power to enforce the law of using a mobile while driving it is widely ignored as the chances of getting caught are very slim.
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