I have 3 kids who are in college. They all drive to school. As a father, one of my biggest fears is that they encounter problems while driving.
Particularly, I am worried that my kids will be subjected to unpleasant hazards while driving like:
- Dishonest drivers who refuse to accept responsibility for car accidents they clearly caused.
- Fraudsters and unscrupulous pedestrians causing their own accidents to blackmail motorists .
- Hot headed drivers with road rage tendencies.
- Corrupt policemen harassing drivers for committing unfounded “violations”.
In my over 30 years of driving in the Philippines, I’ve had my share of encounters with these hazards and often they left me stressed, angry, or depressed for several days. In those situations, it was always my word against the other party and more often than not, we end up with either a stalemate (I’m left to fix my own damage and the other party gets scot free) or worse, I lose the argument (I pay the ticket or damages or I get hurt) due to lack of evidence for my defence.
To protect my kids from these situations, I use a dashcam.
Dashboard Cameras (or dashcams) provide useable evidence to defend the driver against the other party. If a dishonest driver or a fraudster pedestrian insists that an accident is my kid’s fault, the dash cam allows me to establish otherwise. If the “road raged” driver does anything violent, the dash cam provides evidence to file complaints against him. And if a corrupt policeman tries to harass my kid, the dashcam helps prove my child’s innocence.