The next time you decide to speed down the highway or a local road, be a little more careful. Not only can cops pick up your speed on their radar, but about almost 75% of them have in car camera systems.
That’s right — you could be caught speeding, running a red light, not stopping at a stop sign, or texting, and have no way to get out of it. Police car video cameras have proved extremely helpful for officers who need evidence to prove that a driver or a criminal has committed an illegal act.
But police officers are not the only ones who can benefit from in car camera systems. Why not get one for your own car?
Often called in car dash cameras, these systems can be installed into your car using a small chip, and software. Once the system has been configured in your car, you will be able to see what’s in front of your vehicle on the screen. You can also have one installed at the rear to get a view of what’s behind your car.
One of the benefits of a car video system is that you can easily back in and out of parking spaces. This is especially helpful when you are in a busy parking lot and it’s hard to see if anyone is walking by behind your car, or if other vehicles are driving by. You can deftly navigate your car out of a parking space, and into one that may require a tight squeeze.
It also increases the safety of others in your vehicle, and virtually anyone or anything outside of it. As you drive, you will be aware of oncoming traffic, and be able to get out of the way of haphazard drivers. Your blind spot will also be protected, and you’ll be able to switch lanes without having to worry about hitting another car. The camear effectively protects cars, pedestrians, and other vehicles on the road, as well as your passengers.
Additionally, in car camera systems have the unexpected side effect of making you a better driver. As you continue to practice using them to maneuver through small spaces and be more aware of your surroundings, you will likely become a much more skilled driver.
You’ll be using the camera for completely different purposes than a police officer, but your reasons could be equally as beneficial to the general public. So go ahead, and get an in car video camera system — you won’t regret it.