Surviving On The Road
We've had many requests for a review of dash cams and what our advice is regarding road safety. Ask and you shall receive. Granted, rather than our usual 'complete guides', we are focusing just on dash cams and their benefits today.
The first thing to know is you can be the best driver there is but you are still at the mercy of others. We share the road, which means your safety is gamble. This is why we need dash cams, because the moment an accident happens, everyone blames everyone else. And as if that's not bad enough, your insurance company will then come and fight you tooth and nail before they pay out a penny.
Having video evidence covers you across all angles. You'll be able to provide your insurance company (and the police if needed) with evidence and you'll find everything moves a lot smoother. We will make another article in the future about how you can prepare your car better but for now, here's the top rated dash cams from Amazon:
Remember, you often need two dash cams at least - one facing the front and one facing the back. We strongly recommend you get cameras to cover the sides as well, otherwise, you have blindspots on either side.
The Rove R2-4K Dash Cam
Built in WiFi GPS Car Dashboard Camera Recorder with UHD 2160P, 2.4" LCD, 150° Wide Angle, WDR, Night Vision. A solid camera for the job, recommended for it's night vision and smartphone app connection.
The VAVA VD009 Dash Cam
Dual Dash Cam, VAVA 2K Front and 1080P Cabin or 2.5K 30fps Single Front Car Camera, Both Sony Sensor, Infrared Night Vision, App Control & 2" LCD Display, Parking Mode, Built-in GPS. Perfect for filming inside as well as ahead, exactly what you need for any health related insurance claims.
The Rexing V1-4K Ultra HD Car Dash Cam
Ultra HD Car Dash Cam 2.4" LCD Screen, Wi-Fi, 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Supercapacitor, Mobile App, 256GB Supported. This camera was designed to withstand high temperatures so if you live in a hot place, this one will stay strong even if your car is parked in the sun.
The APEMAN Dash Cam
1080P FHD DVR Car Driving Recorder 3 Inch LCD Screen 170° Wide Angle, G-Sensor, WDR, Parking Monitor, Loop Recording, Motion Detection. This camera offers shock sensor video save feature, so your footage is safe during a collision.
Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam
Dual 1920x1080P Infrared Night Vision Front and Inside Dash Camera, 2.5K 2560x1440P Single Front, 310° Car Camera, 24hr Parking Mode, Motion Sensor, Support 256GB max. This camera offers the widest wide angle we could find, you'd have to fit it in your car to be certain but you may be able to get away with just one of these.
The Garmin Dash Cam 65
1080p 2.0" LCD Screen, Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera, Extra Wide 180-Degree Field of View, Voice Control, Loop Recording, G-Sensor and Driver Alerts, Includes Memory Card. This is the smallest dash cam we could find, a strong contender from a reputable brand. If size is your concern - this is the one for you.
That's our top picks, drive safe and as always, if you found this useful, consider sharing this with your friends and family.