As technology keeps advancing, the instances to use it grows. For example, the vehicle, while driving and using technology can be dangerous, there are forms of technology that can be helpful while driving. Dash cams are a great addition to any vehicle for many different reasons and are the ideal form of technology for inside a vehicle. There are many reasons to get a dash cam and some of them will even protect you in the event of an accident.
With so many reasons to get a dash cam, it could be hard to argue against adding one to every car you own if not to protect yourself, to protect others.
One of the best and most obvious reasons to get a dash cam is to protect yourself in the event of an accident. Most dash cams can see the entire width and height of your windshield. What that means is that if you find yourself in an accident, the dash cam will record all of the footage you need to show what may have caused the accident. This footage could help you with the authorities as well as insurance companies.
Help Others in Accidents
In most accidents, there are witnesses, one of those witnesses could be your dash cam. If an accident happens right in front of you, your dash cam could help those involved. The use of your dash cam footage would be very appreciated, especially if those involved didn’t have a cam of their own.
We’ve all seen the signs before, “Report drunk drivers” or something similar. However, by the time we get to a safe place to make that report, we have forgotten the license plate number of the driver. Using dash cam footage, we can easily rewind to when we saw the impaired or reckless driver. Then, once you get to a safe place, you can report the driver and last known location to the police.
If you have a shared vehicle for any reason, say a family car or a car for your teens, a dash cam is a good way to keep people responsible. Knowing that every time a car is driven, the dash cam is turned on could help you monitor where and how your car is driven. If for some reason there is no footage but you know the car was taken out, you could confront the driver of the vehicle on why the dash cam was turned off.
Taking Road Trips
One of the more fun reasons to get a dash cam is to record road trips. Many of us have seen timelapse footage of a road trip. This can easily be added to your family photos or vacation movies by turning on your dash cam and recording the entire drive. Once recorded, download the footage to a computer and edit the video. Most dash cams have high-quality recording options and some even have top quality.
Dash Cam Features
Many of the reasons to get a dash cam will come in the form of features. Depending on the cam you get, there could be features like GPS, voice communication, navigation menus and more. These features will help you use the dash cam properly and get more from the device. It could also help you monitor where your car has been and for how long.