A road sign captured by a dash cam in the background.

Four Reason why Dashboard Cameras are Beneficial for Drivers

Never Underestimate the Power of a Dashboard Camera.

You would have watched footage from them on the news, crime programs and social media, and believe it or not, they are more useful than you think. A dash cam otherwise known as a Dashboard Camera is a device that is installed  either on the dashboard or on the inner windshield of a vehicle to record every detail that takes place both on the road and outside the car.

Dash Cams are legal in every state in Australia and have become increasingly popular over the past few years with motorists, mainly because of its numerous benefits.  If you are thinking of purchasing a dash cam or have one, be mindful that although they are legal in every state, the laws pertaining to these devices fall under the jurisdiction of states and territories.

Here are Four Reasons why Dash Cams are Beneficial.

Evidence of an Accident

This is by far the most common reason that drivers decide to invest in a dash cam.  As soon as you start your car’s engine, your camera will start recording and it will provide real-time footage.  If your vehicle was involved in an accident, then you can use the video footage as evidence if the other party is at fault. The dash cam is the most efficient proof you have for defending yourself if you need to in the event of a Motor Vehicle Accident dispute.

 The Perfect Solution for Undisciplined Drivers

Just about every driver has had a bad encounter with a bad driver.  Not only are these reckless drivers irresponsible, but they put the lives of other innocent drivers and passengers at risk.  Reporting an irresponsible driver can be a challenging task and often requires supporting evidence –so this is another important benefit of owning a dash cam.

They Can Keep Your Vehicle Safe

There is a lot that can go wrong when you are not in your vehicle. If you are parked in a public place your car could be reversed into, scratched or you could be involved in a hit and run. Most dash cameras have “parking mode” which means that they are perfect for keeping your car safe, even when you’re not in it.

Record Your Road Trip Experience

If you love to go on road trips, you can turn your road trip into an unforgettable memory with a dash cam. It will capture everything in high quality sound and audio and store it on a memory card. In addition to these features it will also record the date and time assuring your road trip will be a memory that you can treasure for ever.

There is really no argument in favour of having or not having a dash cam. Insurance companies do not require drivers to have one. However, a dash cam can be a personal insurance police and are highly regarded by police and insurance companies. The footage can take the guessing out of road incidents and could prevent serious legal or financial headache.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and need legal assistance, Brisbane Lawyers, leading Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers will be happy to advise and assist you.  We offer a No Win No Fee service, so you wont have to worry about covering legal costs. Call us today on 1300 695 299.

Written by
Suzi Bidwell