Dash cams are something we have been hearing a lot about lately. The great debate over if we should have them or should we not. If they should be required or not. If they are an invasion of privacy or not. There is so much talk revolving around this topic. So what’s the deal?
First lets start with why these things could be a huge asset to drivers and companies. There are countless stories out there where a dash camera has saved a driver his or her job. If a driver were to get into an accident that was not his or her fault, they would have documented physical proof of what happened. It is great protection for a driver.
But on the flip side, a camera could capture the driver doing something wrong or causing an accident. This is where drivers could potentially not want a camera in their trucks. As long as a driver is safe and responsible, a camera should be a tool for them! But if a driver does not do what he or she should be doing, a camera would be an unwelcomed companion.
The same goes for a company! Dash cams can help defend a company if the goods they are hauling get damaged from an accident or any other reason that the camera would catch. The videos can be used in or out of court to defend the company.
The biggest concern on dash cams seems to be the privacy of them. Is it a violation of a driver’s privacy if a company has a camera recording everything that is happening? Is it okay if a camera is recording without the drivers’ knowledge? Does it make it okay if the driver knows there is a camera? There are many laws explaining in detail what is legal and what is not but the real question is what people feel is moral or not.
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