While you could easily put a camera in just about anything these days, it actually makes sense to have one in your car. Think about it: We see so many acts of unbelievable stupidity on the road. Doesn’t it make sense to keep a visual record? Digit vehicle tracking are now supplying these great in car video recording systems
The benefits of a Dashboard Mounted Camera
That guy who cut you off to make an illegal U-turn? Recorded.
Your favourite Ferrari making a burnout in front of you, On tape!!
a Tokolosh crossed the road in front of you? Time to put it on YouTube.
Enter the DCam system, a camera device that goes in your car’s cabin. These devices have achieved massive popularity in Russia, where video evidence of traffic accidents is preferable to spoken testimony in court. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth… well, the math is making our heads here at Digit vehicle tracking spin.
Below we’ve compiled the five best reasons to own a DCam system, with the requisite video evidence to back up our claims.
1. Driving Accidents
Getting into a car accident is one of the worst experiences imaginable. If no one is seriously injured, then the blame game starts. “You cut me off!” “You shouldn’t have braked so hard!” “I’m calling my lawyer!”
No, no, and no. We want to avoid all of this nonsense. Installing a DCam can prevent many post-accident legal headaches by recording the facts.
2. Insurance Fraud
(Warning: The above video includes several serious injuries. Viewer discretion is advised.)
Getting involved in an accident with a pedestrian is one of my worst fears. Confession time: Whenever I hit a big pothole at night, a little part of me is terrified I’ve run over a person. And believe it or not, there are people out there who actively try to get hit by oncoming traffic—they’re happy to accept a broken arm in exchange for a fat insurance settlement.
The video compilation above showcases a number of insurance-scamming Russian pedestrians who purposefully run into traffic in order to get hit by a car. Some of them just sprint toward moving cars and bounce off the hood or windshield. Some simply fall down in front of a parked car and get up feigning injuries. Thank goodness for dashcams! With video evidence like this, you’d actually stand a chance in court if someone tried to pull a fast one on you.
3. Showing Off Driving Skills
Dashcams don’t have to be used for crashes, scuffles, and dustups. Occasionally these car-ready cameras record some pretty unbelievable footage of sheer driving skills.
Lots of enthusiasts use their dashcams to record autocross runs, trackdays, and questionable excursions on local public roads. But sometimes moments of brilliant driving can be… less premeditated.
4. Documenting Road Trips
Some of the best vacations I’ve taken have been road trips. What begins as a means to get from Point A to Point B often turns into an unforgettable journey. You always end up finding something weird, exciting, or both on the way—something that you never planned for.
This slightly cheesy, incredibly weird, but inexplicably endearing video of a man searching for the best club sandwich in America is a perfect example of how a dashcam can be used to record your own adventure.
5. Obviously capturing the unexpected is the main reason to have one
If you own a DCam, it’s probably wise to use it pretty much 24/7. While the prime motivator is your own safety and legal protection, you can also capture some pretty unbelievable footage just by keeping these cameras powered on.
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