Benefits of In Car Gadgets, Low Cost Insurance and Dash Cams
You may have passed your test and gained plenty of experience out on the roads but chances are there are still aspects of your driving which need work. Unfortunately, it’s not always an easy process to break these bad habits … unless you have help of course!Thankfully, car gadgets have come on leaps and bounds over recent years and now you can get all the assistance you need when putting wheel to tarmac for the first time after passing your test. So, just how can car gadgets rectify bad driving habits other drivers have picked up?
Research Low Car Insurance - Install A Dash CamOne of the main advantages to installing dash cams is that they provide video evidence of each incident, which helps to determine who is at fault much quicker. Nextbase, the UK's leading provider of dash cams, has entered a three-year partnership with Constructaquote.com, a specialist van and fleet insurance firm, which enables fleet customers to receive a 15% reduction on a new policy if the cars are fitted with the firm's cameras. "Having an independent witness is a key benefit as it avoids split liability claims and helps to protect insurance costs going up when you can prove that your driver is not at fault," Richard Browning, a director at Nextbase tells BusinessCar in this article.
Fleets on average pay 30% more on insurance premiums than a private buyer, and a key reason for this is the increased amount of miles company car drivers typically travel each year.The firm's dash cam records continuously, retaining up to 11 minutes of footage, which is saved on its SD card if an accident occurs. In some systems the footage will be automatically sent on to the fleet manager and insurance company. According to Liam Chatfield, fleet account executive at First Insurance Solutions Ltd, installing dash cams can make the underwriters look at insurance policies differently because it shows fleets are taking risk management seriously, although each insurer will vary when it comes to the savings they offer. "Prevention is better than cure," he says. "If the fleet has high insurance costs, we would recommend installing dash cams. It shows the fleet are taking risk management seriously and underwriters will usually take this into account," he added.
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- Built in microphone – record audio inside your vehicle
- GPS tracks your position – record your location, speed and direction
- G Sensor for motion data – record impacts, turns and acceleration
- G Sensor for static data – record any movement even when your vehicle is parked
- Photo mode – capture still images as well as video