What are the benefits of Reversing Cameras
Vehicle reversing cameras could not only save you money by reducing your chance of a small accident, they also could save lives by giving drivers an increased visibility behind and around their vehicles. This then allows drivers to be more aware of particularly children, pets and smaller animals in the locality of their vehicle.
What is a reversing camera?
A reversing camera is a CCTV camera that is mounted on the rear of the vehicle, with a viewing screen mounted on your dash. This then allows the driver to easily see what is behind them as well as in their blind spot without needing to turn around to check.
Reversing cameras are important because they maintain your control and visibility. When you drive a vehicle forward, you can see everything in front of your windscreen. But when reversing a vehicle, your vision is limited immediately behind you and in the blind spot.
How can it save money?
While some people may get the hang of reverse parking when learning to drive, it does remains a challenge for many. Judging the distance between your car and the car behind you is a continuous challenge, even after having your driving licence for a number of years.
By investing in a reversing camera, you can greatly reduce the chances of being involved in one of these small collisions, with the result that your insurance premiums will stay affordable. You could even get a discount for fitting such a reversing camera to your vehicle.
How can it save lives?
It’s very rare but fatal accidents can occur when small children are heartbreakingly run over by their own parents reversing their cars out of their garages or into pedestrians / traffic off their drive. This is because of restricted vision when reversing. As well as this you could get pets or small animals running behind reversing cars without the driver noticing.
Having a CCTV camera mounted on the rear of your car will allow you to reverse with ease, knowing there are no children, animals, pedestrians or traffic behind or under the vehicle. It will also giving you enough time to brake if they were to catch you unawares.
What are the other benefits?
The other benefits of a reversing camera includes the fact that means it is much easier to hook up a caravan or trailer when there’s no one available to help you.
Another benefit is that if another driver collides with you while the camera is switched on, you will then have video evidence for your insurance company, or for the police if the driver flees the scene.