Why use a dash cam?

As someone who drives often, you know there's always a risk of getting into an accident. Even if you don't make a mistake, there's a chance someone else will. That individual might look away from the road only for a few seconds and cause a serious crash.

One issue with people who get into crashes is that they may choose to leave the scene without making sure anyone is okay and without exchanging important identifying information. Known as hit-and-run drivers, these individuals are a major hazard on the roads.

Fortunately, there is something that others can do to stop people who flee the scene. No, you don't have to chase them. Instead, purchase a dash cam.

Dash cams cost as little as $15 and record the road ahead of you as you drive. You could opt to have several, which would record from multiple angles. That way, if you get hit, it's clear to see where the other driver came from and who's in the wrong.

Dash cams are beneficial because they capture license plate numbers, a picture and video of the driver's vehicle, photos of the driver in some cases and other important and descriptive information. Without this evidence, it might be hard to locate or identify a hit-and-run driver after he or she flees the scene. With it, you may be able to focus on other things while giving the police everything you can to help them identify the driver who left you with injuries.

Hit-and-run drivers have to be caught to be liable. With a dash cam, you're giving yourself the best chance of obtaining compensation.

Source: WBBJ, "Dash cams sometimes help hit-and-run victims," Josh Robinson, accessed Dec. 18, 2017

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