Dash cam – why it is more important for your fleet vehicles than tracking devices today

The 3 main types of dash cam:

  • Front view cameras are among the best dash cams for capturing everything in front of you, including traffic you’re following. They’re the cheapest to buy, but lack the ability to see what’s happened behind you.
  • All Round view (or front, sides and rear) dash cams offer the advantage of recording both the view in front and behind your car. Most accidents on the road happen at low speeds and involve rear-end collisions. Investing in a dash cam that offers multiple views could be worth the extra spend in case you’re fleet vehicles are involved in an accident.
  • Cabin view car cameras provide you with a bird’s eye view of what’s happened inside your car. Mostly used in taxis and car services, it might be up your street if you share a car or maybe wish to check your own driving habits. It is also used to show the total amount of occupants in the vehicle and to prevent from over crowding the vehicle or illegal lifting on pedestrians with fleet company vehicles

Why install a dash cam?

You’ve seen them on the news, crime documentaries and some of the footage even goes viral on social media. And they’re becoming increasingly popular with motorists in the UK and Ukraine. In fact, from research we carried out, dash cam ownership has grown significantly in the past 4 years.

They’re an effective way to see how we and others drive and useful for finding out who was at fault in an accident. And if you ever break down, dash cams can act as a GPS tracking device which can help emergency services find you, and get you out of harm’s way.

If you suspect you’ve been a victim of a crash for cash fraud, submitting dash cam evidence could help you be properly compensated and prevent it happening to others. In the Ukraine especially, people trying to claim for damage than runs into traffic is caught on camera and stops their attempts in their tracks.

The police already use dash cam videos in their cars and the footage they record is often taken as evidence when prosecuting bad or dangerous drivers and to show that everything was done by the right procedures.

What’s the difference between a dash cam and a vehicle tracking device?

Both dash cams and a tracking devices provide valuable information about the journeys you make every day. While dash cams provide a visual record of your journey, a tracking device holds the data that shows your driving style and route information.

The combined and widespread use of dash cams and tracking devices in the future could help insurers in deciding your insurance premiums. It also gives a bigger picture of what actually happened in the incident.

Will a dash cam change the way I drive?

Maybe. As well as becoming more road-savvy, dash cams could also provide learner, new and returning drivers with priceless information on what they’re doing behind the wheel. Dashcam footage can be circulated to other drivers in the company to show how situations where handled or show them on what to do to prevent an incident. The use of visual dashcam footage can aid drivers in understanding situations better.

If you’re using the wrong lights or not keeping a safe enough distance from the car in front of you, a car camera could help you pick up on any bad driving habits and improve the standard of driving on our roads as a whole.

Dash cams are one of the most useful pieces of in-car technology, especially for those who spend a long time behind the wheel. Even if you’re a careful and cautious driver, accidents can happen, and it can be difficult to resolve claims quickly without objective evidence.

Dash cam video recordings can help your insurer settle a claim stress and hassle free, leaving you to get on with the more important things in your business.

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