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Why It's Important to Have a Dashcam in Your Van.

January 13, 2016 at 10:45 AM

A dashcam provides hard evidence for everything that happens to your vehicle whilst you are operating it. They have long been popular with police officers, who use them to record pursuits and stops. The benefits of having a dashcam also extend to regular drivers.

What is a Dashcam? 

A dashcam, short for "dashboard camera", is a camera mounted inside a vehicle which continuously records the view through the windscreen. It may also record sound. The camera is generally mounted to the dashboard, but can also be attached to the windscreen itself. Dashcams are currently growing in popularity across the world.

What is it for? 

A dashcam provides hard evidence for everything that happens to your vehicle whilst you are operating it. They have long been popular with police officers, who use them to record pursuits and stops. The benefits of having a dashcam also extend to regular drivers. 

Accident Footage 

When accidents happen on the road, it's important to establish exactly who did what in order make sure that all parties are treated fairly. Without hard evidence, it's just your word against another driver's. With a dashcam, you capture every moment of the accident. If there's a disagreement over who was responsible, you don't need to make recourse to unreliable witness testimony; you can simply review the dashcam footage—the camera doesn't lie. 

Having such hard evidence available after a car accident could potentially save you money and prevent you from suffering an injustice. 

Bad Drivers

Imagine someone cuts you up, or you spot someone texting while driving and drifting from lane to lane. They haven't caused an accident, but there still a danger to other road users, and so you want to report them. Without hard evidence, however, you can't report them because you can't prove that they were doing anything wrong. With a dashcam, you can record footage of bad drivers, allowing you to alert the police about their behaviour. 

Having a dashcam means you can report bad drivers and make the roads a safer place. 

Keeping a Watch on Your Van 

Perhaps you're worried that your son has been taking your van out for a joyride against your permission, that your friend who borrowed your van lied about where he was taking it, or that your mechanic has been using your van for personal errands. If you have a dashcam, you can assuage these worries by checking the footage. The dashcam gives the security of knowing every single journey that your van has made, so you don't have to rely on others to tell the truth. 

Taking it all in 

Did you go for a scenic drive but are worried that you missed something? A dashcam allows you to keep and review footage of the scenery. You can use it on holiday or other trips to new places to record your journeys as a memento. You never need to miss any of the spectacle if you have a dashcam. 

Not only do dashcams offer all of these benefits, but they are an affordable and easy to use technology. Their potentially huge benefits outway any small inconveniences. There's no excuse not to try one.

 



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