We have all seen the publicity on TV and online that exposes bad driving on our roads in the UK and worldwide. The essential ingredient that draws us all in is the dash-cam footage of the bad behaviour – a picture paints a thousand words. There is no doubt that dash-cam footage is invaluable in exposing scam claims and can be of benefit when it all goes wrong. Here are some simple essentials to consider if you are fitting a camera to your car.
Richard said: “The benefits of having access to the footage far outweigh the possible problems if it has all gone wrong. Remember the recording is a last resort, it means that you have been unable to avoid an incident and are now trying to mitigate the circumstances. Is there information in the clip that allows you to learn? Could you have done something differently to avoid the problem? If you do record evidence of the bad behaviour of others, make sure you assess your part and if you can learn anything about your own driving before sharing. The best footage to have is of a safe journey with no incidents, and then a short piece of your car safely parked. The dashcam is no substitute for good training and better driver behaviour.”