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Why installing a dash cam in your car is more necessary than you think

25 September 2018 6:12 PM
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Car
Insurance
vehicle collision
dash cam
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Don't have a dash cam? A legal advisor at insurance broker RBS explains why you might want to reconsider.

If you don't have a dashboard camera, you might want to invest in one.

A legal advisor at insurance and risk services, Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS) says dash cams are becoming important tools for evidence in vehicle collision disputes.

According to Johannes Plessis, installing a dash cam can prove exceedingly valuable for vehicle owners to minimise their risk of financial loss.

Dash cam footage can help vehicle owners avoid being held liable following an accident, Plessis explains.

Also read: Dash cams may reduce insurance premiums

The evidentiary footage also aids individuals in recovering their damages, if uninsured, or excess payments after an insurance claim.

Intersection collisions and lane change collisions are two examples of collisions with a high probability of disputes, he advises.

A great deal of motor vehicle accidents result in disputes over what actually happened and which party is liable for whose damages.

Johannes Plessis, legal advisor at RBS

An intersection collision statistically has the highest probability to lead to a liability dispute.

Johannes Plessis, legal advisor at RBS

In as much as about 50% of intersection collisions, both drivers allege that they stopped at the stop sign or that the traffic light was green for themselves and blame each other for the collision.

Johannes Plessis, legal advisor at RBS

In as much as much as 40% of lane change collisions result in disputes.

Johannes Plessis, legal advisor at RBS

A dash cam can definitely help vehicle owners to avoid being held liable for an accident.

Johannes Plessis, legal advisor at RBS

There's much more evidentiary weight than witness statements, which have become very unreliable these days.

Johannes Plessis, legal advisor at RBS

Listen to the insightful discussion on The John Maytham Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why installing a dash cam in your car is more necessary than you think


25 September 2018 6:12 PM
Tags:
Car
Insurance
vehicle collision
dash cam
legal dispute
evidence

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