Dash cams are extremely popular for many reasons. The benefits that they provide the driver can be invaluable in many situations. They are also extremely affordable, most ranging under $100. However, if you are still on the fence about purchasing one, here are some dash cam benefits to consider when making your decision.
You Have First-Hand Evidence of a Vehicle Accident
This, of course, is the number one reason why most drivers decide to install a dash cam. Drivers often have different accounts of how an accident occurred. With video proof that you weren’t the responsible party for an accident, you can save yourself from being found at fault by a car insurance company – in turn avoiding higher car insurance rates.
Avoid Receiving a Ticket
If you’re stopped for a traffic violation that you did not commit, you might have the opportunity to provide footage from your dash cam to the law enforcement officer before the ticket is written. If the officer won’t watch it, you can bring the footage to court to challenge the ticket.
Capture Unexpected Events That Can Cause Damage or an Accident
An object falling off the back of another vehicle, a rockslide, or an animal darting out in front of you that causes damage to your vehicle or causes you to swerve into another car, these events might also be captured on your dash cam. With this footage in hand, you can provide it to your insurance company, which can help you with your claim. Peace of mind proof!
Make You a Better Driver
Watching footage of your driving can be a real eye-opener. You can see ways to correct driving mistakes, such as braking too hard or switching lanes too quickly. Many drivers realize that their driving is too aggressive. Seeing this footage first hand can help you shift to a safer mindset when on the road. And, being a better driver can lead to a good driving record, which should result in a discount with your car insurance.
Any Teen Drivers in the House?
Drivers under the age of 25-years-old have some of the highest car insurance rates due to lack of experience and a higher tendency to be involved in an accident. Whatever you can do to keep your young driver from getting in an accident is well worth the effort.
Review the dash cam footage and see what your child can do better and take them out to practice those skills. And, a two-way dash cam or multiple dash cameras can not only help you see how your teen is driving but what is going on inside of the vehicle. Are they paying attention to the road, or instead, is he texting or being distracted in other ways? This information can make all the difference in training your teen on how to be a safer and more skilled driver.
Security Monitoring for Your Unattended Vehicle
Many dash cams have an option that allows you to turn it on standby, which permits the camera to turn on if motion is detected in or around your car. It is also beneficial if someone breaks into your vehicle or hits your parked car and leaves the scene. You might have footage to help locate the individual. This footage will also be helpful to present to your insurance company that once again may help with your claim and keep your rate from increasing.
Must Have Dash Cam Features
If this information has got you thinking about purchasing a dash cam of your own, here are some great tips provided by Lifehack Report as to what are some of the must-have features: Never Buy a Car Dash Camera If It Does Not Have These 5 Things
The Way to Go
Dash cams are a great way to protect yourself, your family, and your vehicle. They are easy to install, simple to use, and the cost is small in comparison to the multitude of benefits it can provide you, including peace of mind! These are the reasons why for many buying a dash cam is the way to go!
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