Nowadays, even if you have a good reputation your word over someone else's often isn’t enough. Most times, there has to be physical proof when someone's behavior is called into question. Moreover, sometimes the law alone isn’t enough to decide which party is in the wrong and which one is in the right, especially since it’s almost always on a case-by-case basis.
So what happens when you’re on the road, and someone in front of you, or worse - you - gets into a vehicular altercation, and you have no record of anything that happened? How will you then present your case, much less win?
Even memories can be altered, so your memory can’t really serve as a reliable source of information - especially in a court of law.
Therefore, you need to arm yourself, and your car, with something that can prove your innocence. You need evidentiary support. You need a dash cam.
Is it too dramatic? Well, it’s not when you think about all the benefits and protection that investing in a dash cam can bring:
1. Evidence. As we’ve already established, a dash cam can serve as the strongest evidence against any altercation—as long as you’re in the right, of course, because you can see what actually happened. The actual rerun of the event will be your ultimate protection.
2. Lower Premiums. All right. So you know how older people pay for life and/or health insurance at a much higher rate than younger people? The same goes for your car. Getting a dash cam can result in a lower insurance costs because there's now proof of what happened.
3. Conscious Driving. With a dash cam installed, you might become a more careful driver. Why? The psychology is simple: because you are being watched you are going to be on your best behavior. You are less likely to engage in road rage and more likely to follow the rules. So if anything does happen it's less likely to be your fault. That's a win win.
You have to be careful, though, because as much as there are good things that come out of having a dash cam, it’s no surprise bad things can come out of them too - like theft and invasion of privacy, especially for cameras that are accessible through Wi-Fi.
Nevertheless, the final verdict is up to you. If you find the cons heavier than the pros, then it’s better to be as comfortable and as at peace as possible than to take measures you’re not ready to take. But if you are ready to invest in one please reach out to us with any questions today!