During the holidays, vacations, or long weekends, the police are always alert to keep the roads calm. Drivers often don’t drive following the regulations, and the result is numerous bumps and accidents. And although there are fewer of them from year to year, it is worth taking all measures that can improve road safety.
Do you want to be safer? Buy a camera
One such means is to have a car camera in the vehicle. It’s a small device mounted on the front of the vehicle (e.g., on the mirror). Its task is recording what is in front of the car’s hood. Video recorders can have various parameters and functions. Some record images in HD quality, others only 720p. Some recorders have a monitor; others don’t allow you to see what has been recorded.
Video recorders come with different viewing angles (the optimal one is at least 120 degrees), they can show what is happening in the back of the car or inside the car, and also record sound. A useful feature is speed measurement, which is possible, thanks to GPS. Modern devices have shock sensors – they not only allow better route mapping but can also free the driver from starting the device after starting the engine. The video recorder automatically senses that the car is moving and starts recording. You can read more about the different options of these devices on our website.
The video recorder works on the driver
Simply recording the route does not protect against accidents and bumps, but drivers who have installed this type of device in their cars often try to drive more carefully. Recording from a car camera can become evidence for the police and insurance company in the event of a bump or accident. Being aware that in the event of an accident, there will be evidence that we were driving contrary to the regulations and causing a danger on the road means that we involuntarily try to be more careful. This, of course, doesn’t protect drivers from accidents, because not everyone has video recorders that inspire to drive more carefully. But if it helps to increase safety at least a little, it’s worth investing in this type of device.
Other advantages of the car recorder
Increasing road safety is just one of the reasons why an increasing number of drivers are installing video recorders in their cars. We also invest in them because the camera recording can be proof in the event of a bump or accident. It is not uncommon for a collision to occur without witnesses, and each driver will state their own version of events. If the police and insurer misinterpret the event and incorrectly assess who is responsible for the bump, we may have a problem paying out insurance compensation. When the entire event is recorded on film, that’s no longer a problem.
Having a recorder with GPS function can also be useful when stealing a car, especially if you choose a modern device that turns on automatically after starting the engine, and sends the collected data to the cloud. Thanks to the video recorder, you can quickly locate a stolen vehicle and recover it much faster than the police do.
Buying a video recorder has many advantages, and the device itself is not expensive. Simple car cameras cost just under £100, and for £300-400 we will buy an advanced recorder rich in various useful features. This is an expense most drivers can afford.