Distracted rider on Hero Splendor crashes into a Renault Kiger: Caught on Dashcam [Video]

India sees a large number of accidents each day. However, there are far many more incidents that happen on the roads and do not even get reported. Here is one that happened in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh that got recorded on the dashboard camera.

The rear-facing dashboard camera of this car shows a biker with pillion rider behind the Kiger. They seem to be chatting with each other. While the car and the bike were doing a very nominal speed of about 30-40 km/h in the service lane, the riders on the bike were at a good distance away from the car.

However, some obstacle or obstruction caused the Renault Kiger driver to slow down even further. The biker had enough time to react but he did not slow down or apply the brakes. Instead, the bike crashed straight into the rear of the car causing the riders to jump and fall down on the road.

While the Kiger did get damaged slightly, this is more about the distracted driving that causes many accidents.

Distracted driving and use of dashcams

Distracted rider on Hero Splendor crashes into a Renault Kiger: Caught on Dashcam [Video]

Distracted driving stands as one of the primary causes of accidents in India. Countless incidents occur due to drivers failing to pay attention to the road ahead, with talking on the phone or texting being common culprits.

Dashboard cameras offer versatile tools that can effectively record accidents and crimes on public roads. The footage captured by these cameras holds crucial value as evidence in the aftermath of an accident or crime, simplifying the process of filing insurance claims. Moreover, advanced dashboard cameras come equipped with motion-detection technology, capable of capturing any attempts at tampering with the vehicle.

Investing in a dashboard camera presents an excellent means of ensuring personal safety on the road and preventing potentially hazardous situations from escalating. These cameras have proven instrumental in accident scenarios, as well as exposing scams where individuals intentionally stage accidents and extort money from drivers.

Here are some key benefits of utilizing a dashboard camera:

  • Evidence in accidents or crimes: Dashcam footage serves as valuable evidence to establish innocence, identify other drivers involved in accidents, aid law enforcement in solving crimes, and facilitate insurance claims.
  • Peace of mind: The knowledge that a dashcam records every road occurrence can provide a sense of security and tranquility while driving.
  • Deterrence of crime: Dashcams act as a deterrent, making it more challenging for criminals to evade responsibility for their actions.

If you seek a means of safeguarding yourself on the road, a dashboard camera proves to be an excellent choice. They are affordable, user-friendly, and can provide invaluable evidence in the event of an accident or crime.

Shantonil Nag

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