The RAC says the number of motorists now using dash cams to record their journeys on UK roads has more than doubled in the last year to 2.9 million.
Now it has added three dash cams to its range after the popular recording device is the latest must-have in-car gadget as more than half (52%) of motorists are currently considering purchasing one, placing it at the top of this year’s Christmas car tech wish-list.
Also topping this year’s wanted list are parking sensor kits (42%), hands-free phone kits (25%) and sat navs (20%) which all pay a role in assisting those behind the wheel.
What’s more, results show almost a quarter (24%) of motorists think having a dash cam installed would improve their driving.
In addition, one in five (20%) of those surveyed have previously been involved in an accident where there was a dispute over who was at fault, 69% of whom believe a dash cam would have helped them solve their case.
With Insurance Premium Tax rising from 6% to 9.5% on 1 November, the results indicate that 63% think insurance companies should encourage the use of dash cams, especially if it guarantees a reduction to the cost of their policy – an incentive the RAC has introduced.