Car dash cams have captured some jaw-dropping footage on Canadian roads: near misses, collisions, road rage and examples of bad driving, to name just a few. There is no shortage of videos. But for drivers with a dash cam in their car, it's often more than just another gadget to film your drive and catch other drivers behaving poorly. It's viewed as an added security feature that leads many people to wonder: does having a dash cam in your car help lower your auto insurance rates?
According to a recent Kanetix.ca survey, one in 10 drivers (nine per cent) already drive a car equipped with a dashboard camera and more than one-quarter (26 per cent) said that while they don't currently have a dash cam in their car, they think it's a good idea.
It's also an idea that isn't cost prohibitive. Dash cams typically range in price from about $200 to as much as $500, but for many drivers, they're well worth the investment.
The good news is thanks to the latest technology the SkyWay Dash Cam now selling at over 63% OFF while stock last.
The benefits of dash cams
Although there is no car insurance discounts for dash cams in Canada, the good news is that a dash cam may be able to help you keep your car insurance rates low. The footage could go a long way in the insurance claims process should it prove you were not at fault for a collision that you would otherwise be found to have caused. Many collisions come down to one person's word against another's and with dash cam footage, it's easier to identify — and prove — what truly took place.
Additionally, a dash cam can also provide reliable details about the circumstances of a crash. Were there passengers in the car? Where were they seated? Those are details that, during a stressful time, may be easy to overlook or forgotten after the fact. Dash cams can also come in handy if the other driver decides to flee, as there's a good chance the licence plate number and description of the vehicle would be caught on tape.
Modern cameras like the SkyWay Dash Cam comes packed with features found only on extremely expensive cameras. Features like night vision, endless loop recording, wide angle lens, G sensors, anti shake, etc., and the team managed to have all this on a camera UNDER $100.
The future of dash cams
With 35 per cent of Canadian drivers either already having a dash cam in their car, or thinking it's a good idea, the popularity of dash cams cannot be denied. And if one day it's proven that a dash cam can lessen the likelihood of insurance scams, deter theft and improve road safety, perhaps then one day they'll be standard in new vehicles, just like rear backup cameras. Only time will tell.
*Update: * - Since launching earlier this year, the SkyWay Dash Cam is so popular it has sold over 425,000 units and over 30,000 units during its Holiday sale. Due to its popularity and long waiting list, they’ve decided to extend their holiday up to 62% discount. To see if they are still available click the button below.