Getting in an auto accident is bad enough as it is. The last thing you need is the additional headache of trying to get the fair compensation you’re owed for a car accident that wasn’t even your fault. If that wouldn’t be bad enough, your auto insurance could go up in price too! Luckily, this is avoidable if you have a dash cam or in-car dashboard camera installed in your car. Nothing speaks louder than the undisputed video evidence that your dash camera will provide. Here are some additional reasons for having a dash camera in your vehicle.
Have a Clear Record of other Reckless/Irresponsible Drivers
Unfortunately, there are some crazy drivers out there that are prone to road rage, drunk driving, hit and runs, and much worse. With a dash cam, you won’t need to scramble for pen and paper to write down their tag number; you’ll have it all recorded right there along with the person’s face and any inflammatory things that are said.
Prevent Auto Insurance Fraud
Even if you get in an accident and the other driver seems to be acting in good faith, their experience of the events will inevitably be completely different than yours. You can’t afford to have the outcome of your settlement depend on a “he said vs. she said” dispute. It’s all too common for accident scenes to be misjudged entirely by the other driver and the officer whose responsibility is to make the call.
Additionally, it’s not unheard of for a pedestrian or other driver to fake injuries or straight up lie about what happened in the accident. The dashcam is 100% impartial and the most accurate way to recall the accident as it happened. Then, you’ll be guaranteed to have the fairest and most accurate auto insurance settlement without the unnecessarily inaccurate factor of human judgment and bias involved.
Get Out of Paying Incorrect Traffic Tickets and the Auto Insurance Hikes that Come After
If the police pull you over for a supposed traffic violation that you didn’t commit, good luck convincing the police officer that they don’t know what they saw. We all have blind spots, and there’s absolutely nothing as powerful as the undisputed video evidence that you did not commit the traffic violation. Even if the officer proceeds with issuing the ticket after you’ve shown them the video evidence at the scene, you can appeal and dispute the case in a court of law using the dashcam video evidence as clear proof to a judge to get your justice. Using a dash camera will not only save you money but can clear your driving record and reduce any potential additional fees you would’ve incurred on your auto insurance premiums.
Capture Hit-and-Run Assailants and Vandals
Even when you’re not driving, your car could be in danger of being vandalized, sideswiped, broken into, or more. Luckily some dash cams activate by a motion sensor, so if anyone tries to break in or do any harm to your vehicle, the dash camera will trigger on and capture the assailant right in the middle of the act. Hopefully, this is unlikely where you park your car, but you just never know what can happen. And why take the risk when you can so easily take proactive measures to increase your security, peace of mind, and lower your risk of financial catastrophe.
Record Family Road Trips and Vacations
On a more positive note, your vehicle dash cam is perfect for recording the many precious moments of your next family road trip. You won’t even realize it’s there, and years down the road, you’ll have a priceless memento of that unforgettable trip!
All in all, when you look at the whole picture, it’s a no-brainer. Having a dash camera installed in your auto vehicle will inevitably save you time, money, and loads of stress. You won’t have to dispute auto insurance claims wagering your word against someone else’s. You won’t need to be beholden to how the police officer is feeling that day. Don’t be left guessing if, god forbid, your vehicle is broken into one day. You’ll have the video evidence all recorded and ready to help keep your peace of mind intact and your wallet full.