Dash Cams Protect You and Your Family On the Road

Go to YouTube and do a search for “Russian Dash Cam.” Seriously! Do it now and choose any one of the videos that come up. Now enjoy the chaos!

As a martial arts and self-defense enthusiast, I’m always cruising YouTube for videos featuring real-life street-fights and violent encounters. I like to watch them with a critical eye and pick apart the mistakes the victims made, which usually lead to them getting knocked out. This is how I accidentally discovered an entire sub-set of videos under the “Russian Dash Cam” heading. Apparently, the wild and bizarre interactions caught on dashboard cameras of Russian cars is actually a thing. Who knew?

After watching my seventh or eighth Russian dash cam video, it finally occurred to me that a dashboard camera can be a useful tool… and not just for making YouTube videos. Nearly all of us have been in at least one auto accident in our lives, so we know how disruptive these events can be to our lives. There’s the potential for injury, damage to our vehicle and the ever-present specter of litigation hanging over our heads. These things and others are there whether we were at fault or not!

Thankfully, Solid Signal makes affordable, high-quality dash cams available to us in the U.S.

The mini dash cams we have here attach to the inside of your vehicle’s windshield, right below your rear-view mirror. The base is fitted with suction cups to help you just slap it on the windshield then go. The device records in 1080 p with audio, and goes directly to a micro SD chip for easy download into your home computer. The device even records in night vision.

So what is a Solid Signal mini dash cam good for? Documenting auto accidents is the first thing that comes to mind. Like I said before, if you’ve been in an auto accident, you know the trouble that often accompanies these incidents – tickets, traffic court, insurance company hassles, etc. What if the footage on your car’s dash cam could help clear you of any involvement? This “safety net” is well worth the small investment of the camera’s cost! (Less than $65.)

Do you have teenage drivers in your home? Dash cams are a good way to monitor how they drive, whether you’re in the car with them or not. Just require your young driver to record their trips then simply review the footage when they return home. Dash cams can also help you help your child prepare for their driver’s test. Record those parking lot practice sessions on your dash cam then review it with your child. It’s a huge help in teaching the rules of the road!

If the Russian Dash Cam videos are any indication, traffic disputes are settled with fisticuffs. Here in America, most traffic accidents result in trips to the hospital, cars being towed to the scrapyard and the agonizingly long process known as traffic court. Why not protect yourself and your family with a mini dash cam from Solid Signal. It’s the best behind-the-wheel investment you can make for yourself and the ones you love.

Note: I wouldn’t recommend getting into a brawl over a fender-bender, the way the Russian dash cam stars seem to do. It’s not worth it! Besides, your dash cam will capture your bad decisions on the road as quickly as it does your good ones.

If you’re looking for a dash cam, shop for one now at Solid Signal!

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.