Dash cams – they came out of nowhere and now they’re everywhere!
Those videos you’ve seen online or on the news of wacky driving incidents or serious road rage are likely recorded on a dash cam.
This dashboard camera is mounted on a windshield and can be extremely helpful in validating car accidents or road rage incidents!
Reasons you may want to consider a Dash cam
- Video footage may be the only way to prove you’re not at fault in an accident, for insurance and legal purposes. This evidence means that it’s not just ‘your word against theirs.’
- If you are in an accident where you rear-end another car, it is generally the person who drives into the rear of the other car that it considered at fault (unless you can prove otherwise, such as the driver in front of you reversing or stopping suddenly). If you’re innocent then the dash cam footage proving this could save your insurance claim.
- If you drive often (if you are a taxi or ride-share driver for example), then your likelihood of being in a road accident or being witness to one increases simply because you are on the road more often so a dash cam could be handy.
- It’s not all accidents! Aside from recording incidents, dash cams can also record road trips! It may not make for the most riveting footage but if you do want to record your trip from the eyes of your car then a dash cam is the best way to do it.
A lot of motorists won’t be involved in an accident so won’t get much use from a dash cam but having one on your side in the unfortunate case of an accident could be advantageous, especially if you are on the road often!
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