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Can Your Dash Cam Help You Get Out Of Traffic Tickets?

Can Your Dash Cam Help You Get Out Of Traffic Tickets?

There are many reasons a police officer can pull you over, and whether you’re a new or seasoned driver, chances are you have had experiences with traffic tickets. Perhaps, you were late for work and drove over the speed limit. Or maybe you didn’t realize you had a broken tail light. But have you ever been stopped for a traffic violation that you know you didn’t commit?

Here are some of the most common reasons people are given tickets and how your dash cams can help you get out of these tickets.

Speeding

Did you know that speeding is the most common traffic violation in the US? Almost 41 million speeding tickets are issued each year - that’s one speeding ticket per second!

Got a speeding ticket? It can be challenging to prove your innocence in the court of law since it’s your word against the officer. But why not make it your dash cam against the officer?

Most modern dash cams have built-in GPS that will stamp the speed at which your vehicle travels on your video footage. This simple bit of data can play help you contest a speeding ticket you didn’t commit.

Illegal Turns, Stops, etc.

A Tesla owner was pulled over for failure to signal while turning. Luckily his Tesla's built-in dash cam proved that he did signal when making the turn - had he not had the footage, he would have had to pay a $171 fine.

In another similar case, Uber driver Ryan Vining slowed down to a complete stop at a red light but was pulled over by the police for failing to stop before the line.

Cell Phone Usage While Driving

Another common infraction is distracted driving. We agree that texting and driving is dangerous, but what if you were wrongly ticketed for it?

A Brooklyn man was pulled over for using his phone while driving. Luckily he had a dual-channel IR dash cam and video footage proved that he was just scratching and tugging on his ear.

Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Dual-channel IR dash cams also come in handy if you got a traffic ticket allegedly failing to wear a seat belt.

Wrapping Up

Dash cams are invaluable in protecting your everyday commute. Not only do they give you much-needed peace of mind while driving or parked, they can also protect you from wrongfully issued traffic tickets. Don't wait until you get pulled over before getting a dash cam. A dash cam can definitely provide you with the video evidence you need to contest a traffic ticket, and with the money saved, it practically pays for itself. Talk to us if you’d like to learn more about dash cams or if you want us to recommend dash cams that fit your budget and needs.

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