Professional drivers spend lots of time out on the road. You will most likely see many accidents during that time. Hopefully, you won’t end up in any yourself. Some accidents are avoidable. However, others are not, and none are nice. When you are out driving on the road, there are essentials that you will want to have with you of things you cannot do without.
One thing you may not think to include is a dash cam. The small gadget should be located in the cabs of all HGV drivers all over the country. There are several different reasons for this. Today we will be explaining these reasons to hopefully help make your time out on the road a bit safer.
An accident can occur for many different reasons, in any place, and any time that you are out on the road. In addition to all of the injuries and damage that can occur, one of the worst is they have a tendency to take place very quickly. It can happen so fast that divers frequently don’t even know what has occurred. It can also take some time for the insurance company to piece everything together to determine the precise chain of events to figure out who is at fault. A dash cam will not prevent you from getting in an accident.
However, it will help to make it a bit easier to deal with the aftermath. After all, HGV drivers already have fairly high yearly insurance premiums, so you definitely don’t want to be blamed for a mistake that you did not make or an accident that you did not cause. A dash cam can show events clearly and in an impartial way, and also all of the events that led up to the collision and the steps that you took to try to avoid it. That makes them very valuable when it comes time to file an insurance claim.
Avoid All of the ‘crash for Cash’ Scams Out There
Unfortunately, there are individuals out on the road who purposely get into accidents. Scammers who cause accidents intentionally, do everything possible to stage them so it looks like the other driver was the one who was at fault. Then they file a big insurance claim against you. Usually, it involves the scam artist unnecessarily and suddenly slamming on their brakes or slows down on a very busy road.
However, you can eliminate those types of problems if you have a dash cam. An accident might still occur, but the evidence provided by the dash cam will show clearly whether or not the accident has been staged. When you have footage to back you up, it will help to protect you against the various crash for cash scams that are out there. Even if one of these accidents occur, you will be able to fight against the insurance claims and avoid losing any money.
How To Report A Bad Driver
You tend to see a lot of things when you are out on the road for long periods of time. That includes seeing plenty of bad drivers. Whether that is speeding, cutting people off, tailgating, or simply stupid driving, all bad drivers are dangerous for everyone else out on the road. Things are even worse when professional drivers driving a commercial vehicle do this. The perfect tool for catching bad drivers in the act is a dash cam. Also, having physical proof will make it much easier to report their bad behaviour – either to the police or their employer. The fewer bad drivers out on the roads, the better.