When you’ve been trucking for a while, you get so used to driving that it feels second nature. But that doesn’t mean that unexpected things can happen that could even cause an accident. A dash cam, like the name suggests, is simply a camera that you keep on the dashboard. It is designed to keep a record of what is going on while you’re on the road. Here are a few ways that a dash cam can have your back as a trucker.
Defense Against Theft
Often, truckers are the target of theft and fraud. Having a dash cam can help discourage thieves if they know their being watching; if something does get stolen then your dash cam could help you identify the thief. On the other hand, fraud is another common attack against truckers, where people will try to get easy money in a lawsuit by intentionally trying to get hit by you so they can sue. A dash cam makes it so much easier to see whether or not the so-called accident was faked.
Not only does a dash cam help protect you against fraudulent accidents, but it can get you out of trouble in a real one. You can’t control everything that happens on the road, and even if you get into an accident chances are it wasn’t one-hundred percent your fault. Smaller cars have a tendency to try to cut off freight trucks all the time because they don’t want to drive behind them, for example. But regardless, an accident can mean serious trouble for you because if it goes to court then you could lose your job if you work for a company or lose your licence. That is why you need a dash cam because it will help you get your story straight by providing footage of the accident. Often the video evidence can make a strong enough case for you.
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