Whether it’s a distracted driver, a fender-bender, or an incidence of road rage, it only takes a moment for disaster to strike.

South Africa’s roads are notoriously dangerous for pedestrians and drivers alike. According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), more than 14 000 people died on South African roads in 2016 – 9% more than in 2015 – and this last Easter, fatalities increased by a striking 51% compared to last year!

As drivers, we need every bit of help we can get. But is there anything you can do to make sure you’re prepared for the terrifying reality of driving in South Africa?

There might be an answer:

Dash Cams

Dashboard cameras – or dash cams – are small digital cameras mounted on your car’s dashboard, which record everything that happens on your journey. Most dash cams begin recording when you start your engine, and in the event of an incident, dash cams can give you, your family, and even your insurer, peace of mind.

Insurance companies in the United Kingdom offer up to 15% off your premiums if you have a dash cam installed, and it’s only a matter of time until South African insurers do the same.

The evidence captured by your dash cam may not only help you with insurance claims, but it can also provide a weapon against dirty dealings on South Africa’s roads. Dash cams spiked in popularity with motorists in Russia who used them to fight widespread police corruption and insurance fraudsters, who engineered accidents to make insurance claims.

Our Top 3 Best Dash Cams for 2017:

  1. Garmin Dash Cam 45:
    The Garmin Dash Cam 45 retails at R2,499 and comes with a 2.1 megapixel camera, with 1080p video capture, that works in low-light conditions. It also has forward collision and lane departure warnings, alerts for nearby safety cameras, and it’s GPS-enabled automatic incident detection saves video footage on impact.
  2. Geeko U90 Car Dash Cam:
    An affordable option, coming in at R1,250 , the Geeko U90 Dash Cam has a 140° wide-angle lens, full HD DVR and a built-in GPS signal receiver.
  3. StealthDashCam Front and Rear Camera Dash Cam:
    Positioned discreetly in front of your rear view mirror, the StealthDashCam is able to record both the action in front and behind your car, giving you even more security. The StealthDashCam retails for R2,499.

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