8 On Your Side: Vehicle dashcams gaining popularity with drivers

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A case of road rage showing a driver doing a brake check on another driver, before allegedly trying to run that driver off the road was all caught on the victim’s dash camera.

Thanks to the dashcam footage, Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were able to catch up with him and write the aggressive driver several different citations.

The incident had 8 On Your Side checking into why more and more people are installing dash cameras in their vehicles.

Dashcams can be used by insurance agents and law enforcement to prove insurance fraud.  The devices can also help the drivers fight tickets in court.

Parents are using dash cameras to monitor how their teen’s driving habits.

There are numerous places drivers can go to buy a dashcam.

The Wirecutter is a New York Times Company, which tests out all sorts of products.  Their best dashcam reviews were posted back in April, and the top pick was a $130 Papago Go Safe 535.”

The runner-up is the Magellan Mi Vue 420 which runs about $80 on Amazon or $65 on Woot.com.
    

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