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Have yourself a very Dash Cam Christmas (and save yourself some money)

It will not be top or even on most people’s Christmas gift shopping list, but with the average UK household expected to spend around £748 on Christmas presents this month, the gift of a dash cam could make for cheaper and hassle free motoring.

A good quality dash cam can be bought for as little as £50 and can provide detailed photographic evidence of the circumstances of a motor accident that could save you thousands of pounds and a lot of inconvenience and distress.

  • Last year insurers dealt with 833,000 motor accident claims that involved more than one driver - that’s over 2,000 claims every single day. In some incidents where any blame is disputed, dash cam evidence could make all the difference in confirming where any fault may lay, and so speed up the handling of a claim. An example of how dash cams can be used.
  • It can protect you from being the latest victim of staged accident gangs. Deliberately staged motor accidents put innocent motorists at risk. Dash cam footage can help show if a crash was deliberately staged.
  • It may be is possible to get cheaper car insurance if you have dash cam, so check with your insurer. An insurance broker may also be able to help.

Ben Howarth, ABI’s Senior Policy Adviser, Motor and Liability, said:

“There are not many Christmas buys that can quickly more than pay for themselves. A dash cam is not just for Christmas, but is your in-car eye witness providing evidence that can save your thousands of pounds every time you get behind the wheel. Shop around and read online reviews to make sure that you buy a reliable model.”



Last updated 11/12/2017