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Power of video: Driver exoneration the key attraction for many …

With Part 1 of our feature on the video witnesses in the form of dual road- and driver-facing cameras up and running1, I thought I d share a few installments in the SmartDrive company s series of vids detailing different cases where video evidence of on-highway events proved beneficial to trucking companies and drivers. If you re running a road-facing dash cam of your own today, these may just be further proof of what you already know the power of video to exonerate a driver who s doing things right in the event of an accident.

If you re not running a dash cam, forward-facing cameras that are triggered to save clips by g-force events like accidents can be had for relatively minimal cost. The long-established Videodashcam.com2 site, geared specifically toward truckers, has numerous such examples on offer. Brad Willis, an independent I quizzed about his own dashcam for the feature, uses a sophisticated Blue Tiger model he picked up for under $150. As he puts it in the feature3, having the camera mounted visibly in the windshield has produced benefits beyond event-recording on the road. It s also a good theft-deterrent. Contrary to incidents that occurred during the time prior to having the camera there, nothing has been touched by thieves on my truck since installing it.

If you run a dash cam yourself, tell us in the comments below whether you d recommend any particular model or not or whether specific functions are ideal.

Now for those vids, from SmartDrive s Great Driving Insights series4. In each video, a case is detailed in which the system worked to the benefit of the trucking company and driver after video evidence exonerated the driver from false accusations.

References

  1. ^ Part 1 of our feature on the video witnesses in the form of dual road- and driver-facing cameras up and running (www.overdriveonline.com)
  2. ^ Videodashcam.com (www.videodashcam.com)
  3. ^ he puts it in the feature (www.overdriveonline.com)
  4. ^ from SmartDrive s Great Driving Insights series (youtube.com)


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