As roads continue to get busier, and vehicles continue to get faster, it is increasingly important for motorists to ensure they abide by the laws of the road. While most drivers are successful in doing so, the minority of motorists make conditions dangerous, putting lives at risk with unsafe behaviour.
Those drivers who have been involved in a road accident, no matter how minor, will know that not only are they stressful and worrying, but the fallout can be particularly time consuming and push up insurance payments considerably.
Dash cams used to rarely be seen in cars and other vehicles but now have become a must-have accessory for many drivers. Thanks to several high-profile incidents where these products have proven to be critical in determining who was at fault during a particular incident, they are now seen to be an essential purchase.
If you have held off purchasing a dash cam for whatever reason, it may finally be time to do so, and we’re only to happy to help you discover the benefits. Take a look at just some of the advantages provided below.
Providing valuable evidence
Accidents can happen quickly, and the stress they cause can mean your memories of them are often cloudy. It is common for your account of an incident to be different from that of the other driver, which can cause problems further down the line. However, with a dash cam, the facts are simply recorded and can be replayed to determine who is telling the truth.
Monitoring the road ahead
Similarly, having a dash cam means you can report any dangerous behaviour displayed by fellow road users. Unfortunately, witnessing unsafe driving from other motorists is a regular occurrence for many of us, but dash cams can help to notify the authorities of bad and dangerous drivers to take preventative action to reduce the chances of an accident..
Protecting your vehicle
Quite often, accidents can take place while your car is parked and you were not present, which makes claiming on insurance a near impossibility. However, dash cam models equipped can keep your vehicle protected with ‘parking mode’ technology, keeping your vehicle protected even when it is parked. Thanks to this feature, you may be able to capture the registration details of the offending vehicle if your car is hit when you are not present.
Keeping insurance premiums in check
Unfortunately, there are some drivers who will intentionally attempt to cause a minor accident in order to gain an insurance settlement - and it is these false claims, or ‘crash for cash’ cases, which have led to skyrocketing insurance premiums for many.
False claims and faked injuries can cost thousands of pounds, but having a dash cam can help to protect motorists against fraud, and ensure you do not pay when you are not to blame.
Recording in-car driver activity
Dash cams are not only useful for recording the behaviour of other motorists, but can be used to monitor the behaviour of those behind the wheel of your car too. Parents of teenagers who are recently qualified could feel reassured by the knowledge that they can keep an eye on a new driver, while business owners managing a fleet of vehicles can make sure their employees are displaying good habits while on the road.
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