Great Reasons To Have a Dashcam
In a previous blog, we discussed why you should invest in a dashcam for your vehicle. Dashcams can aid the police investigation following a road accident. They can also maximize your chances of negotiating a fair insurance settlement or winning in court if the case goes to trial.
Today, we’re bringing you three other, not-so-obvious reasons to buy a dash camera.
1. A Dashcam Can Help You Expose Stalkers
Imagine this: You’re driving on your usual route to work or the grocery store when you notice something strange in the rearview mirror. That same car that was behind you when you set out on your drive half an hour ago is still following you.
Of course, it could be an odd coincidence — and nine times out of ten, it’s just that. But it’s better to be safe than sorry. In the unlikely event that someone is stalking you, you want to be able to track and document them and provide the video recording as evidence to the police. Rear-facing cameras are the perfect tool for that.
2. Dashcam Evidence Can Help You Avoid Traffic Tickets
No one’s infallible, and police officers can make mistakes just like the rest of us. Sometimes, that means you may end up with an unfair traffic ticket.
If you believe that you’re innocent, you can pull up the recordings from your dashcam to appeal the ticket and have the charges against you dismissed. Dashcam footage is admissible in court and is far more convincing evidence than witness accounts.
Advanced dash cams record everything from the speed at which you were driving to the interior of the vehicle. Many models have night vision and can record even when it’s dark. Some don’t even need to be plugged into a power source all the time.
Pro tip: Consider buying a dashcam with a wide-angle lens of 130 degrees or more for a larger field of view.
3. Dashcams Are Great for Monitoring Teenage Drivers
Many parents use interior-facing dashcams to monitor their teenage drivers. Research shows that drivers drive more safely when they know they are being monitored.
For maximum impact, consider investing in a dashcam that is connected to the cloud and allows you to view the footage remotely and in real time.
Have Questions About Florida Dashcam Law? Talk to Our Experienced Dashcam Attorney
Before buying a dashcam for your vehicle, consider talking to our dashcam lawyer. With dashcams growing in popularity, new brands and models are entering the market daily. Not all will meet your needs, and some may even be illegal in Florida.
At The Dash Cam Lawyer®, we have been following Florida dashcam law for years. Our Dashcam Resources tab can help you choose the right dashcam for your needs. We’d also be happy to help you understand whether dashcam footage you obtained is permissible in court and know how to use it to your advantage.
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