Avoid ‘Crash for Cash’ Scams with these Dashcams
Yes, it’s official: dashcams are now a thing.
Famously popular in Russia, these windscreen-mounted cameras have enjoyed an impressive boost here in the UK too with analysts GfK saying dashcam sales figures have skyrocketed by 918% in the last year alone.
What’s more, with so-called ‘crash for cash‘ and ‘flash for cash’ scams on the increase (not to mention malicious car-keying incidents) UK insurance companies are now beginning to offer substantial discounts to dashcam owners.
Writing a piece in The Metro newspaper last Friday I went hands-on and researched a glovebox full of dashcams from a variety of manufacturers. Eventually I whittled them down to my top three, highlighting a budget, mid-range and feature-packed high-end device.
I’m no sooth-sayer but I do predict dashcams will feature in many Christmas wishlists this year; I also expect to see dashcam features integrated into many new high-end and mid-range cars before too long; and that we will see dashcams being given out for free by insurance companies to entice new customers.
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