How a dash camera can save you in a trucking accident

| Jun 17, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

As dashboard cameras become more affordable, more people are using them. They are particularly useful if you are a truck driver.

There are many advantages to making sure you have a dashcam in your truck at all times.

They could save you money on insurance

Some insurance companies will give you a discount if you use a camera in your commercial vehicle. It allows supervisors and other personnel to monitor a driver while they are on the road. They can improve driver safety and record driver data when necessary.

They can improve driver training experiences

Dashcams can help to point out driver errors and give credit when a driver is being safe. The footage is useful for determining exactly what went wrong when a driver makes a mistake and helps to prevent the same error from happening in the future.

They reduce accident fraud

Claims against truck drivers are extremely high. It can show when accident fraud is taking place quickly and easily. Dashcams reduce the number of fraudulent insurance claims against truck drivers.

They protect drivers

Unfortunately, people will often blame a truck driver for an accident even when it is not his or her fault. When a dash camera provides concrete, video proof, it protects the driver. The video can prove the driver’s innocence or guilt. Careless drivers can no longer claim that the truck driver was at fault when video evidence says otherwise.

Whether you are driving a car or a tractor-trailer, a dashboard camera can help keep you safe on the road.