Dash Cams Are An Essential Driving Tool, But How Do They Keep You And Your Family Safe?
In today’s busy society, everyone is in such a rush to be somewhere!
Not everyone has a similar level of experience in driving, nor does everyone have the same driving style. Hence, there are likely instances where some people’s driving actions are not compatible with other road users, which is where accidents and incidents on public roads may occur.
With over 1 billion passenger vehicles on the road globally, not to mention commercial vehicles, freight vehicles, and other vehicles such as motorbikes and different road-legal modes of transport, we can instantly see that vehicular movement is abundant every day on all roads worldwide.
To be able to drive a vehicle in most countries legally, you must pass a standardised test to make sure that you are safe and competent to drive unassisted on public roads. While a vast majority of people adhere to these legal requirements, some people who use public roads in vehicles do not.
Even when drivers have the driving license issued to them, there may be some occasions where the driving quality may not be entirely to the standard they were taught, and this can be for many reasons, such as:
- Peer pressure to show off (mainly in young drivers)
- Picking up lazy driving habits, such as not checking mirrors or signaling
- Poor Lane Discipline
- An angry or agitated driving demeanor
- Distractions, such as passengers or children
All of these reasons, plus many more, can mean that public roads become unsafe for you and your family. However, you still have the necessity to get around, and you have the right to be able to drive yourself and your friends and family around in safety.
Installing a Dash Cam into your vehicle can enable you to feel safer when driving around in many ways and keep you and your family safe.
Heres 5 ways dash cams can keep you and your family safe:
1- They Encourage Safe Driving
Having a dashcam device installed in your car can actively encourage you to have a more safety-led driving style and demeanor.
Coming from a psychological aspect, when you know you are being monitored when you are driving, you will instinctively conduct that driving to the best of your ability; almost like CCTV cameras are a deterrent for crime, dash cams can be a deterrent for poor driving, which will keep you and your family safe.
2- Accident And Incident Evidence Collection
If you have ever been unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident or incident, you will know how awfully distressing it is to go through the whole “who is at fault” claim process.
While this is true of any accident or incident you may be involved in, it can also be extremely helpful to those accidents you see or your dashcam catches to help keep roads safer and assist with real-time evidence with insurance claims.
3- Internal Car Monitoring
Some dash cams have the ability to monitor the interior of the vehicle, which is a convenient feature to keep the occupants inside your vehicle safe and under supervision while you are travelling.
You can find this particularly useful if you have young children in the vehicle and you are the only adult, or if there are any instances of invasion of your vehicle when you are stationary at a crossing or traffic lights.
4- Collision And Incident Avoidance
Having a dashcam installed in your vehicle can be the set of eyes you need when you are concentration on the road and the driving task at hand.
A dashcam can alert you to something happening beyond where you are, so having one can be imperative in enabling you to take avoidance action to keep you and your family safe from harm initially. Still, it can also save you from being stuck in traffic with your family with no provisions, for example.
5- Protect Your Vehicle
We briefly mentioned accidents and incidents while travelling in your vehicle, but dash cams can also protect your car when you have parked it out of sight.
You can find this exceptionally important for your and your family’s safety if you have gone for a day out and something happens to your vehicle while it is unattended.
If this is the case, it may leave you and your family in danger and uncertainty of how you will be returning home safely, so having your car with the ability to be monitored when you can see it is a safety feature you can be without.
Dashcams these days are small and relatively un-invasive pieces of digital equipment that can keep you and your family safe in the vehicle you are travelling in.
Most road users will have dash cams installed in case of an accident or incident where other parties can distort liability, so the information it records first hand at the time of the incident can act as proof of fault and where the liability is blame lies.
When a dashcam is placed in a vehicle, it can psychologically improve a driving style, provoking a more safe and secure journey that will inevitably keep you and your family safe.
They have the ability to digitally record journeys you take and may help in avoiding accidents and incidents on public roads, whether you are directly involved or not.
When you are wholly concentrating on driving, you may find it extremely useful to have another set of eyes (the dashcam) travelling with you to give you the peace of mind that of any incident or accidents occur, either with you involved or something that affects other road users, you and your family can be kept as safe as possible.