To start this post off I’d like to ask you a question ……….. how many cars do you think we’re licensed to drive in the UK as of March 2019?
The answer is an astonishing 38.4 million cars 😨 I had a guess myself and I was no where near getting it right! With that many cars on the road in the UK, it’s inevitable that there are going to be thousands of accidents.
Statistics on reported road casualties in Great Britain for 2018 show that there were:
- 1,782 reported road deaths, similar to the level seen since 2012
- 160,378 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents, a decrease of 6% compared to 2017
These stats show just how important it is to ensure that your car is up to scratch and it’s in good working order. There are lots of things you can do to protect yourself and your car when driving. One of these things is to invest in a dash camera.
Benefits of a Dash Cam
Dashboard cameras have become very popular over the last couple of years because of the benefits they bring. These little cameras are designed to record images and sound whilst you are driving along.
The main reason why people are investing in dash cams is to capture evidence of any accidents that may happen. Lots of people may have been involved in accidents where neither driver owns up to causing the crash. That’s where a dash cam comes in handy because it will have captured who was in the wrong.
I’m sure most of you have come across a terrible driver during your time on the roads and not thought about reporting them due to lack of evidence. Well having a dash cam provides you with that evidence to report a bad driver!
Insurance fraud has become more of an issue over the years but dash cams are hopefully going to prevent this from happening as much. Many people attempt to cause a crash to then place the blame on other drivers to take money from them via their insurance. But if you are able to capture the incident on your dash cam, you have hard evidence on who was to blame for the accident and they shouldn’t be able to get away with it!
Some insurance companies will also give you a discount if you have a dash cam fitted which can save you money in the long run! Insurance provider SureThing will give you a 25% discount if you have a dash cam installed, which could be a huge saving!
A slightly more fun reason to buy a dash cam is to capture your epic road trips. If you’re a fan of taking road trips with your friends and family, a dash cam will be able to capture your journeys so you can make a video on order to remember your trip!
Get 20% Off a Nextbase Dash Cam
As you can see there are many benefits if you have a dash cam installed and Nextbase, the UK’s leading dash cam manufacturer, has partnered with Halfords to offer you 20% of their new range of dash cams if you trade in an old sat nav or dash cam …… it doesn’t even need to be working!
This offer is running from 15th October to 18th November.
The new range of Nextbase dash cams have safety at the forefront with lots of amazing features!
They have received Which? Best Buy awards on the 222 ,322GW, 422GW and 522GW models – making Nextbase the only Dash Cam company to win this many Which? Best Buy awards in the Dash Cam sector. This brings Nextbase’s total to 10 awards over the last 5 years.
The 522GW model comes with a number of ground-breaking new features and world’s first’s including Alexa built-in, Emergency SOS and Bluetooth 4.2, not seen before in any other Dash Cam.
So be sure to dig out your old sat nav that you may no longer use and get yourself down to Halfords for a top of the range dash cam for a discounted price! It’s a no brainer really 😁