• Club news: Official dash cam guidance urgently needed says IAM RoadSmart

    23 August 2017

    IAM RoadSmart has warned that the rush of drivers investing in dashboard video cameras (dash cams) may not yield any increase in prosecutions for dangerous driving as many hope – and may also lead to fewer visible traffic patrols as officers spend more time analysing amateur footage.

    With dash cams, drivers are potentially lulled into a false sense of security in thinking it will protect them or exonerate them from all blame in the event of a crash – when in fact the opposite might be the case.

    Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart director of policy and research, said dash cam footage often does not show the full picture of a crash – often being too short, poor quality, failing to show how a crash developed or only showing one very restricted angle.

    Read more