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A dash cam protects you with accident evidence

This is probably the most popular reason why a growing number of car drivers are deciding to buy a dashboard camera. They have been used for years in Russia, and are regularly cited in disputed insurance claims to help establish liability.

In 2017, dash cam footage helped in a number of cases including a Humberside hit-and-run, a Yorkshire dangerous driver, a West Yorkshire road rage attack, a Surrey roadside scam and a West Midlands carjacking!

Most dash cams currently on the market are equipped with motion sensors, so they begin filming automatically as soon as you start driving and provide real-time evidence of exactly what happens on the road while you drive. So if you are involved in an accident you can easily prove exactly what happened and who’s fault the collision was.

This is especially useful in disputed liability claims as, unless there is an independent witness to provide evidence, these often result in a split-liability decision as they are just ‘one word against another’. This is obviously a very frustrating and costly experience for the driver who wasn’t at fault, but insurance companies have no other choice if there is no independent evidence.

That’s where dashboard cameras come in! You can send your crystal clear recording in as evidence which proves you were not at fault for the collision, which means the other driver will have to accept the blame and their insurance company will have to pay for your repairs and any other losses you incurred.

A dash cam is therefore the strongest and most efficient proof you have for defending yourself if you are involved in a disputed car accident claim. As they are relatively affordable – some cost less than £20 – they are well worth having just in case.

Most Purchased Dash Cameras

Nextbase 512GW - Full 1440p HD In-Car Dash Camera DVR - 140° Viewing Angle - WiFi and GPS - Anti-Glare Polarising Filter - Black Logo

Nextbase 512GW - Full 1440p HD In-Car Dash Camera DVR...

£109.95

HIGH QUALITY QUAD HD 1440P RECORDINGS AT 30FPS, 1080P RECORDINGS AT 60FPS. 140-DEGREE WIDE ANGLE: The 512GW offers 1440p HD recording capabilities at 30 frames per second, and 1080P recordings...

APEMAN 1440P&1080P Dual Dash Cam, 1520P max, Front and Rear Camera for Cars with 3 Inch IPS Screen, Support 128GB, Driving Recorder with IR Sensor Night Vision, Motion Detection, Parking Monitor Logo

APEMAN 1440P&1080P Dual Dash Cam, 1520P max, Front and Rear...

£99.99

【ULTRA HD RESOLUTION】With WQHD 1520P at 30FPS, 1440P & 1080P dual lens, capture the roads simultaneously in super clear definition.Equipped with 170° wide angle for dual cameras monitors all directions...

Nextbase 322GW - Dash Cam, Car Dash Camera - Full 1080p/30fps HD Recording DVR Cam - Front and Rear Recording Modules - 140° Wide Viewing Angle - Wi-Fi & Bluetooth - GPS - SOS Emergency - Black Logo

Nextbase 322GW - Dash Cam, Car Dash Camera - Full...

£94.95

1080P AT 60FPS/720P AT 60FPS HD RECORDING AND 140° WIDE VIEWING ANGLE - The 322GW has been designed to provide high quality, detailed images of your journey on the road...

Nextbase 412GW - Full 1440p QUAD HD In-Car Dash Camera DVR - 140° Viewing Angle - WiFi and GPS - Black Logo

Nextbase 412GW - Full 1440p QUAD HD In-Car Dash Camera...

£89.95

High quality quad hd 1440p recordings at 30fps, 1080p recordings at 60fps. 140-degree wide angle: high quality recordings and wide angle view ensures that not a moment is missed on...