Dashboard cameras are able to aid Law Enforcement Officers with actual footage of what actually happened prior to, during and even after an event. Dashboard cameras have been able to capture natural disasters like tornadoes, hail, lightning strikes and hurricane force winds….
I don’t think a dashboard camera can be a bad thing, because it doesn’t require the driver to do anything that would distract them while driving. They just have to turn it on and start recording at the beginning of their journey.
Some insurers offer lower premiums for drivers who have Dash Cams because they can provide a definitive version of how a collision occurred, or even a theft from the vehicle, saving costly and uncertain litigation to determine what actually happened.
A demonstration of the Cellink B a 12V battery pack that will keep your dash-cam running even when your engine isn’t.
Civil litigation is less of a focus in the UK, but the police’s crash investigators would certainly welcome the definitive and objective record that a dashcam video can provide. It is also possible that if Dashcams become a more familiar sight on local cars that they will have a restraining effect on how some people drive, as well as a deterrent against theft or robbery.
As we have often said, there is no single solution to making our roads safer but dashcams would seem to be an obvious and logical extra tool.