The Most Helpful Accessory If You Get Into a Car Accident

If you could have an accessory for your car that could potentially help you out of a jam with your insurance company, would you buy it? If you said yes, there’s good news. This device already exists. We’re talking about dashboard cameras — or dashcams. That’s because a mounted dashboard camera will record everything that’s happening in front of your car while you drive, essentially functioning as a silent witness to collisions or other incidents. A dashcam might also make would-be thieves or vandals think twice about messing with your car. Another benefit is that they come in handy in fighting wrongfully issued traffic citations, particularly those from traffic cameras. As a bonus, you never know what else a dashcam might catch in the world just beyond your windshield. Dashcams aren't as common in the United States as they are in many other countries, and the reasons for that are unclear. They aren't particularly expensive — you can get them at Walmart for under $25 — and they're easy to install and use. So far, the insurance industry has been reluctant to embrace dashcams, and no one seems to be able to explain why. Still, experts agree that the benefits of dashcams far outweigh any drawbacks.