So, you’ve just bought a new car, or have finally found all the parts you have been searching for from ProvenAutoParts.com, and your project is finally roadworthy. You have filled it up with gas, had it checked over by a mechanic, and bought a pair of fuzzy dice to hang off the mirror.
You might think that you are ready to get on the road, but you also might want to consider equipping your car with a dash camera before you start.
A Dash Camera Helps You to be a Good Citizen
A dash camera serves as a record of everything you witness and are part of while you are out driving. The benefits to you as a good citizen are obvious — if you witness a crime, dangerous driving or a road accident, your dash cam could be used as important evidence in bringing a criminal to justice. Even the most attentive human witness will miss or misremember details, whereas your dash cam will take a perfect record.
A Dash Camera Protects You
Should you be involved in an accident yourself, then your dash camera could serve as important evidence for your insurance company and the police. In a he-said, she-said situation, your dash camera could be the only thing you need to prove that your version of events is the truth.
In the very worst-case scenario, it could form an important part of your defense if you are accused of a road crime. If your car is stolen and recovered, the dash camera could provide the police with a positive identification of the perpetrators if they walked past the field of view of your dash camera. While there are few things more frustrating than being the victim of a crime, seeing those responsible brought to justice is also highly satisfying.
A Dash Camera Allows You to Supervise Other Drivers
If you have a teenager at home who borrows your car or an employer with drivers on the payroll, using a dash camera to record the driving habits of those who use your vehicle could be quite illuminating. Not only can you see whether or not their driving habits need correcting, the very fact that you have a dash camera installed could cause them to drive more safely – giving you added peace of mind.
A Dash Camera can be Fun
Whether you see a hilarious incident while out and about on the roads, or drive past an incredible view on a road-trip, your dash cam allows you to share these moments with others. While probably not enough of a reason to get one on its own, it is a perk to having a dash cam.
This is a guest post by CJ who blogs on technology from dash cameras and other car accessories to where to find CJ Pony Parts Ford Mustang parts.