In recent years we have seen a rise in people putting Dash Cams in their vehicles. There are many reasons that this is a very good ide; with so many reckless drivers, acts of sheer stupidity and freak accidents happening – being able to capture all of this means you can keep a visual record should it come down to any insurance claims or police enquiries. On top of this, these cameras have also been able to capture some incredible footage from people's road trips or journeys to work with incredible sunrises.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get yourself a dash cam
- Driving accidents
Capturing driving accidents will help you to easily establish who’s fault the accident was or how it occurred. This is great for settling disputes with other drivers or insurance firm. Some insurance companies even offer discounted insurance based on the footage and tracking of a driver’s behaviours – meaning this could also save you money in the long haul.
- Parking incidents
Same as the above, this will help eliminate the ‘he said she said’ aspect of an incident therefore, you can quickly and effectively handle the claim in question.
- Capturing Insurance Fraud
With a large number of scams for insurance fraud around today – everything from pedestrians jumping in front of slow moving vehicles to other drivers slamming on their brakes to ensure you go into the back of them – this will help keep an eye on all fraudulent activity and back you up with your claims.
- Document a Road Trip
On a more lighthearted note, if you were to be taking a road trip, let's say down the Australian Gold Coast or around Europe, a dash cam would capture all those incredible sights you couldn't take in while you were designated driver! The dash cam would capture this all for you and be ready for you to view back when you're home and wishing to be back behind the wheel with the wind in your hair!
- Capture the Unexpected
Sometimes we don’t take enough time out of our busy lives to appreciate what’s around us – be it that sunset on the way home from work on the M25, something funny or even a meteor lighting up the sky like images below – sometimes we need to capture these things and appreciate the world around us – why not use your dash cam to lift your spirits from time to time.
Below is an image captured on a dashcam of a meteor lighting up the sky in New Zealand!
We have recently take on board 2 amazing dash cams for you to shop if this blog has convinced you that they’re a must have: