Dash cams have really caught on with motorists. Why? Because they keep track of events during your journey, can prove extremely helpful if you’re involved in an accident that’s not your fault and can influence driver behaviour for the better.

If you haven’t got this piece of video kit in your car yet, it’s time to find out what it is, whether you need one, and how you could win an award-winning 322GW from Nextbase worth £119 if you enter our prize draw by 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

What is a dash cam?

Mounted on the inside of your windscreen behind your rearview mirror, it’s a camera that records footage of the road ahead (plus the road behind if you choose a multiple-lens option). Once installed, it runs automatically when your engine is on. So if there’s an incident during a journey, you can give a full and accurate account of events, and provide the footage to prove it!

Why is it useful?

A dash cam offers a variety of benefits:

  • It acts as your independent witness on the roads and if you’re involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it can help you prove that.
  • By helping to prove you’re not at fault, it can protect your No Claim Discount.
  • If you’ve collided with another vehicle, it can help to identify how many people were in the other car and protect you against fraudulent claims for whiplash.
  • Depending on the type of dash cam you have, it can even help prove who was at fault for small bumps and scrapes.
  • Being able to provide video proof for a claim can speed up the claims process.
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Best features to look out for

Dash cams vary widely in price. Here are some of the features to look out for when shopping around:

GPS

This feature shows the route you’ve taken and the speed at which you’ve travelled, and can show the exact location of any incident.

G-sensor

This technology detects vibrations from bumps, impacts and sudden acceleration or deceleration and tags them so you can find the video footage easily later.

Parking mode

The camera automatically starts recording if it senses an impact while you’re in a carpark.

Wifi

Footage can be transmitted wirelessly without having to remove the dash cam from your car.

Emergency SOS

This is the latest safety feature. It ensures the emergency services are sent to the scene of an accident if the driver doesn’t respond to a smart phone alert. This feature is included in the Nextbase 322GW, which you could win in the prize draw below.

Don’t get caught out

While installing a dash cam is a great idea for careful drivers wanting to avoid being the victim of cash-for-crash scams and false claims, there are a few legalities to be aware of:

  • Dash cams must be installed without obstructing your field of vision. The Highway Code states that nothing should intrude more than 40mm into the area of the windscreen swept by the wiper blades.
  • If you’re involved in an accident that is your fault or are stopped by the police, your dash cam footage can be used as evidence against you.
  • If you’ve collided with another vehicle, it can help to identify how many people were in the other car and protect you against fraudulent claims for whiplash.
  • You must inform passengers in your car that you have a dash cam and that they are being recorded.
  • Dash cams have restricted use in some countries, so if you’re taking the car overseas, check the laws of the country you’ll be driving in.

Win a dash cam with Emergency SOS!

We’re giving Saga customers the opportunity to take part in a prize draw to win 1 of 25 Nextbase 332GW dashcams worth £119.

The Nextbase 322GW is the world’s first dash cam with emergency response. This revolutionary safety feature can alert the emergency services to the exact location of an accident.

When an incident is detected, Emergency SOS (ESOS) will ring the driver’s phone to ensure they’re safe. If the phone remains unanswered, the emergency services will be alerted.

You can input important medical details such as allergies, blood type and medical history beforehand, so if the emergency services ever need to attend, they’ll have all the information about you they need. Emergency SOS is included free on the Nextbase 322GW for the first 12 months. After that the service will cost £2.99 a month.

Take part in our draw to win 1 of 25 Nextbase 322GW dash cams with Emergency SOS by clicking below. Enter by 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022 below.

Enter our prize draw

Prize draw terms and conditions

1. The prize draw is for Saga customers who enter the prize draw by clicking the button on this page, and submitting the information requested on the next page.

2. Saga customers can only enter once for the prize draw. Any further entries will not be counted.

3. This prize draw is not available to customers who live in Northern Ireland.

4. The closing date of the prize draws is 11.59pm, Wednesday 31 August 2022. Entries received after this time will not be counted.

5. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault, technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind.

6. The 25 winners will be chosen by a random draw, supervised by an independent person on Wednesday 21 September 2022 (“Draw Date”).

7. The 25 winners will be notified by email or telephone (using the information submitted when entering the prize draw) before midnight, Wednesday 28 September 2022. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 5 days of being notified, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.

8. The prize for the winners is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.

9. The prize is a Nextbase 322GW Dash Cam, and is supplied by Nextbase. The Promoter reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control make it necessary to do so.

10. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

11. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

12. Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winners or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

13. Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion may be passed on to third-party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment/delivery/arrangement of the prize.

14. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

15. The Promoter of this prize draw and Data Controller is Saga Services Limited of Enbrook Park, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3SE.

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