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Following the news, there has been a huge boost in sales of ‘dash cams’, which went up by 918% according to GFK, a market research company.
Nextbase, a car parts chain and manufacturer contacted 29 major British car insurers and received confirmation from each one that it would accept dash cam as evidence in a claim.
The company concluded insurers were beginning to realise the benefits of dash cams in fighting the current ‘crash for cash’ fraud currently costing the insurance industry an estimated £1 billion each year.
Below we take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of owning a dash cam:
What is a dash cam
A dash cam is a small, forward-facing camera costing between £49 – £150, which can be placed on a car’s windscreen to prove liability if a motorist is involved in an accident.
Advantages of dash cams
Disadvantages of dash cams
How to pick the right dash cam
In order to gain the best quality footage, look for cameras that record in high definition. Ease of use is also a key factor as the footage must be simple and easy to review. Test the dashboard camera out first in the light and dark to rate its sensitivity for G-sensors. Rear-facing cameras are an added bonus as is the price of course!