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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 The claim was immediately withdrawn and full liability was admitted.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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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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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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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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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

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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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Rockingham Track Day

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Dash Witness are proud to be sponsoring the Thorney Motorsport Racing Team in this years Production BMW Championship. The championship gets under way in April with the first event being held on the 25th at Silverstone.

On Saturday we had the chance to follow Callum Noble and Thorney Motorsport over to Rockingham Speedway to put his E30 to the test and get some last minute practice ahead of the production championship.

Callum is one of Thorney Motorsports drivers for this season. Here are a few clips from the days antics.

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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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Terrifying Head On Collision

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This is the moment a dash cam in Brisbane, Australia captures a truck running a red arrow causing a head on collision. Amazingly the driver only suffered from whiplash.

We have slowed the last second of the collision down. The dash cam fell off the windscreen, the last frame shows the driver cuddling the air bag.

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Dash Cam Captures Teen Playing Chicken

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This teen is lucky to be alive after losing a game of chicken with a 40-ton truck. The collision happened on a country road on the A449 near Penkridge in Staffordshire.

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Three young lads can be seen waiting on the verge, as the truck approaches one of them dashes across the road to be followed closely by his companion. The second teen mistimes his run and can be seen changing direction in a futile attempt to out run the truck, which by this point is already braking hard in a desperate attempt to avoid the youth.

A dashboard camera captures the moment the truck hits the teen. The teen can be seen disappearing out of view and then reappears, rolling several times before standing up and limping off. Amazingly the 14 year old was taken to hospital with only minor injuries to his hand and knee.

Police viewed the footage and no action was taken against the driver of the HGV. If a dash camera hadn’t of been fitted and the young lads in question were too scared or dishonest to admit the extent of their actions, it would have been the drivers word against theirs.

The outcome could of been very different, the driver who was already distressed at the situation would of had the increased worry of being deemed to be in the wrong. The company of said driver would of had to mitigate against bad press and the overall cost for investigating and possible court proceedings could of been huge.

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