Go Pros are great for filming your extreme driving experience on a race track or off roading down some exciting dirt tracks and through streams to produce great watchable footage for youtube.
And now it would seem that filming your daily commute… possibly sat in traffic, is what everyone is or should be doing! – Obviously not for the thrill of playing it back to all your friends. (Because of that epic moment when you managed to get out of 1st gear on the M25) But quite sensibly to cover your arse in-case you are unfortunate enought to be involved in a bump that wasn’t your fault.
According to market research company GfK, dashcam sales have sky rocketed since leading car insurers have been accepting video footage as evidence in event of a claim.
Richard Browning, director at Nextbase, said: “It’s not hard to see why dash cams are so popular with insurers – they act as an independent witness for drivers, who can use footage to demonstrate that they’re in the right should they be involved in the event of a non-fault accident or even attempted fraud.
“They give insurers the opportunity to make huge cost savings, and could help to end cash-for-crash fraud.”
A quick google, searching “dashcam discounts” pulls up that alot of leading car insurers are offering cheaper car insurance to policy holders that have a dashcam installed in to their vehicles. With car camera’s starting from £50.. Would you install one for cheaper car insurance?