Dashboard Camera

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    Well then it's worth getting if it lowers your insurance rate. Don't think it does with mine but who knows.
     
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    Also read that not all insurance companies recognize and/or will discount insurance to people using them. For those people who buy the cheaper ones, insurance companies don't think the video, sometimes fuzzy/grainy, isn't reliable enough for court purposes.
     
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    I pay about $70 a month for Geico ...also don't have the best coverage...got the cheapest I could get away with.
     
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    That's California. Maybe some other states, which have no-fault insurance. In Maine, you wait for the police to come even for a scrape in the paint.

    I have a dash cam, but I haven't set it up yet. I didn't buy it for accident purposes though, but to record tours of places that I might go. Actually, I didn't buy it. My wife bought it for me as a gift, but I hinted about it.
     
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    Yes, each state is different.
     
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    This video shows an example of a rear view mirror camera that is simple to install.
     
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    Basically these critters point out from your windshield, & record everything you see from the drivers seat. If a car ahead suckers you into tailending it (the old insurance scam), and claims it was your fault...well, it can't!
    https://www.lifewire.com/best-dash-cams-to-buy-4062264
     
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    It seems there are different laws in each state, much easier over here
    A dash cam has been a very good addition and does stand up as evidence
     
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    To bad each state in US can't get on same page with laws and policies...would make life easier for many I think.
     
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    Forgot to mention that motorcyclists and bicyclists got their own version that attaches to the helmet or handlebar!
     
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    I use one that attaches to the windscreen. They are available quite reasonably in most filling stations. As is the required SD card for storage.
    It can, for some reason, be quite tempting to watch the screen rather than the road ahead! Fortunately my screen can be folded away.
     
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