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How To Save Money With A Dash Cam – 3 Real Examples

We’ve all heard that having a dash cam can save you money (amongst other things), and it definitely can.

However, you don’t often to see that side of things when looking at funny dashcam footage online. This often leads to people being sceptical about saving money with a dash cam.

At Dash Witness, we are very aware of just how much money can potentially be saved from a small original investment.

Because of this, we have gathered 3 real-life examples of dash camera footage saving a driver a lot of money.

Angry Cyclist

The first example of dash camera footage helping an innocent driver save money can be seen in the video below.

The footage shows a public road rage attack from a cyclist who decided to lift his bike and hit it against the hood of a Mercedes Viano SUV costing £56,000

Thanks to the discreetly installed dash cam, there was no hiding his blatant criminal damage.

This allowed the innocent driver to use the footage in court in order to prove the damage was caused by the cyclist, and claim back the cost of repairs.

The savings from this one, relatively small incident came to a massive £1,500 – far more than installing a dash camera will cost. This is exactly why investing in a dash cam will save you money in the long term.

£16,000 Red light Run

The next real-life example of a dash cam saving a huge amount of money is shown below.

The recording shows a Nissan Note running a red light at a junction in London, at a high speed. This resulted in an inevitable head-on collision with a Ford Transit van, causing a lot of damage.

The Nissan driver denied responsibility for the crash and attempted to claim third-party costs of £16,206. This consisted of claims of vehicle damage, personal injury, and more.

The dash cam footage was submitted to the Nissan driver’s insurers in response to this. The claim was immediately withdrawn and full liability was admitted.

Without the dash cam footage, it is likely that the innocent Ford Transit driver would have been charged over £16,000 for an accident that wasn’t their fault – plus repair costs for damage to their own vehicle.

The value of a dash cam here is undeniable.

A saving of £16,000 is enough to purchase 94 Thinkware F200-2CH dash cams – and that’s a high-quality front and a rear option – let alone enough to cover the cost of 1.

Click here to pick up a Thinkware F200-2CH (or 94 of them).

Mobile Phone Distraction

The third real-life example of dash cams saving drivers money can be seen in the clip below.

The footage clearly shows a white van driver taking a phone call while driving at a five-lane motorway intersection.

While distracted by the mobile phone, he slipped from the correct lane and crashed into a lorry. This did considerable damage to the bodywork, front headlamp, and front grill.

After this incident, the dash cam footage which clearly shows the vehicles registration plate was used to prove him to be guilty.

The guilty drivers’ insurance company were issued a repair bill for the full cost of the HGV’s repairs. The innocent driver may have had to pay this without the dash cam footage.

Perhaps the scariest thing about this footage is that the white van driver was so distracted by the phone call that he wasn’t aware that he had smashed into the lorry. He only found out when presented with the dash cam footage later on.

Where To Submit Your Dash Cam Footage

If you have dashcam footage of an incident, you can use it to prove your innocence.

In response to the constantly increasing amount of driving offences caught on dash cam being submitted, the National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDSP) has been set-up to help make the UK’s roads safer.

This will allow you to submit your footage directly to your local Police. They will then review it and provide you with the next steps.

How To Save Money With A Dash Cam

As you can clearly see from the real-life examples shown throughout this article – car cameras can save you money. Lots of money.

In order to be covered in a situation like the ones shown here, there are a few things you will want to ensure.

For a dash cam to provide evidence which is court admissible, it will need to record in good quality. This is to clearly capture the registration number and other necessary details of an incident.

Luckily, there are lots of inexpensive options which will have suitable quality.

An example of this would be the Thinkware F200 which will record in 1080p HD from the front camera, and 720p HD from the rear.

Alternatively, for a more premium option – the Thinkware Q800 PRO will record in 1440p Quad HD from the front and 1080p HD from the rear, providing one of the highest video qualities available.

Dash Cam Fitting

You will also need to ensure that your dash cam is installed legally.

If it’s installed in a way that could be a distraction to the driver, then it is not legal. This includes the device partially blocking the driver’s vision, or loose wiring interfering with the ability to drive.

The best way to ensure that your dash cam is legally fitted is to get a professional installation. Your device will be installed in the most discreet place possible.

All wiring will be hidden out of sight in the trim of your vehicle.

For advice on the best dash camera for you or for more information on our mobile installation service, contact us on 01865 598 599, or use the contact form below.

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Dash Camera Catches Attempted Insurance Fraud

Dash Camera Captures Attempted Insurance Fraud

In the past couple of years, a scam known as crash for cash has become increasingly popular. Crash for cash is where someone will fake a road accident in order to get an insurance payout. Recently, we have seen more and more footage from dash cams that have caught people trying to do these scams. Most of this footage has come from Russia but now it has come to the U.K.

In the footage below, you will see two men, one on his phone walking by and the other on a scooter. The owner of the scooter can be seen intentionally reversing his bike into a car behind him and then throwing himself onto the bonnet of the car. The “passer-by” can then be seen coming over to the incident, ready to be a witness for this scam. However, the woman driver then gets out of her car and tells the attempted fraudsters that she has a camera in the car, to which both of the males respond by running away.

This video provided crucial evidence that stopped the owner of the vehicle being scammed and potentially losing money. By having a dash camera you have court admissible evidence of what really happened in any incident, protecting yourself from people like this. View our range of dash cameras today


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Instant karma – Brutal Road Rage Fight Caught On Dash Cam

Road Rage Fight

In this video there was some serious road rage at play. We are not sure what happened in the build-up to this incident that angered the people in front but it is evident they were not having a good day. Unfortunately for them, they chose the wrong guy to mess with and their day soon got a lot worse.

The driver of the front car stopped, got out of his vehicle and walked to the boot removing a bat. With the bat in hand, he marches to the car behind him and appears to tell him to get out of his vehicle, when the driver does not, he begins hitting the vehicle.

Understandably enraged at the fact he was threatened and that his vehicle was being damaged, the owner bravely, or stupidly, decides to get out of his vehicle and confront the attacker. The attacker swings the bat, whilst the would-be victim ducks and dodges throwing a punch which connects sweetly with his attacker sending him sprawling into the buses. With the volume up you can hear the moment the punch connects, ouch!

After seeing his friend get knocked out, the driver of the car joins the fray. He doesn’t stop to check on his acquaintance in the bush but instead heads in for round two. After tackling each other into the vehicle, some jostling follows. Until the would-be victim decides to call it a day and executes a sleeper hold to see the second attacker off.

This is definitely a case of instant karma!

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Horrifying Dash Camera Footage

Top 3 horrifying dash cam videos

At Dash Witness we see a variety of camera footage, anything from short funny videos to terrifying crashes. This article shows 3 of the most horrifying road accidents that we have come across.

The driver fell asleep at the wheel and these two cars collided.

This footage comes from Brazil, the truck rolls throwing the driver out of the vehicle.

This driver seemingly lost control of their vehicle and ended up on the other side of the road.

During the winter the roads are at their worst, please drive carefully to ensure yours, and other road users safety.

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Top 5 Funniest Dash Cam Videos

There are thousands of dash cam videos out there, from crashes, meteors, crime and everything in-between being captured. Here is a collection of some of our favourite funny dash cam videos from across the globe:

Number 5- Have you ever seen someone crash a tank?

Number 4- I think we have a winner for the most cows tipped at once.

Number 3- This officer was stunned when they got out of the car.

Number 2- This police officer needs to change his career path.

Number 1- Only one video could possibly take 1st place on this list. It has to go to these people in Russia who are dressed up as children TV characters during a road rage incident.

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Impatient Driver Panics Learner Driver

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This driving school car is fitted with front & rear facing dash cameras. The poor girl driving was already having to contend with a passing ambulance, other motorists in the wrong lane on the roundabout and then the man in the van who pulls up behind her.

If you listen closely you can hear the driver of the van shouting in the background.

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Did you know that some dash cameras have built in WiFi, this enables you to use an app to connect to the camera to retrieve footage which can then be shared or stored. See an example of a camera that does just that- BlackVue DR600GW-HD

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Dash Cam Clips From Oxfordshire 2

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These clips were caught by customers in the Oxfordshire area over the course of the last few months. Some of the clips are just odd, others display poor driving, thankfully no major accidents.

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Did you know that some dash cameras will record even when the vehicle is parked, providing video evidence of those supermarket bumps. See an example of a camera that does just that- BlackVue DR600GW-HD

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Police Caught On Dash Cam

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This footage was captured by a customer on the A413, just outside of Buckingham. It shows a police speed van pulling out in front of approaching traffic, swerving across the opposite side of the road, then accelerating away exceeding the 30Mph limit.

It didn’t even have it’s blues and twos on!

To top it off, it appears to be a mobile speed camera van, oh the irony…

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Head On Collision Narrowly Avoided

Image: Near Miss With A Taxi

Have you ever had a near miss? In this clip the motorist avoids a head-on collision. Thankfully his calm response and the good fortune of the road ahead being clear meant he was able to escape without harm.

It could of easily been much worse!

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Crazy Driver Doesn’t Want To Stop

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This unbelievable footage was captured on the A14 towards Rothwell back in November. It shows a white Rover 25 undertake a lorry (which has been fitted with a dash cam) and then cut dangerously back into the fast lane to find the traffic ahead blocking the route.

Watch what unfolds as the crazy driver attempts to avoid the motorist in front.

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