Jeep owners rejoice! As C2Vision are now offering a pair of new Jeep reversing cameras suitable for use on Wrangler JK models from 2007 to 2018.
Since the global pandemic essentially shut the world down in 2020, people were struggling to fulfil their holiday needs, so rather than looking abroad they turned their sights to the UK and when lockdowns allowed took to the sandy beaches of the UK for a good old-fashioned staycation. Figures from the National Caravan Council state that sales of campervans and motorhomes was up nearly 10% in July 2021, when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 figures.
Currently in the US, all new cars must be sold with a reversing camera by law. This legislation was brought in in 2018 as an attempt to help save lives and prevent injuries by reducing the risk of so called “backover” crashes, when a pedestrian or a cyclist is struck by a vehicle moving in reverse.
Should this legislation be mirrored in the UK? A report in 2010 from the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) stated that 28 children had been killed on, or near, the driveways of their home between 2008 and 2010. This reflects the results of a 2010 study by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which prompted the introduction of the legislation in the US. It concluded that of the 292 deaths and 18,000 injuries caused by ‘backover’ accidents about 44 percent of the deaths are children younger than five years old.
However, the UK has yet to introduce a law to force car makers to include reversing technology in vehicles, the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reported that parking assistance technology, including cameras and sensors, is available as standard on 21.9% of new cars, and as an option on a further 36.9%. The SMMT goes on to says these innovations have helped reduce road accidents in the UK by nearly 10% over the past five years.
A reversing camera is an excellent addition to any car and increases the visibility of the rear of the vehicle providing additional safety and reassurance to drivers when they are manoeuvring the vehicle. Whether or not the government brings in legislation to enforce the inclusion of reversing cameras in new vehicles, C2Vision offer a variety of cameras for a broad range of vehicles ranging from larger commercial vehicles to smaller passenger vehicles. We also offer a selection of mounting options to ensure you are happy with the placement of your camera on the vehicle so you can get the most of your new purchase.
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Devon and Cornwall Police have seen more than 1,300 prosecutions over the past two years since the introduction of their new Dash Cams project called Operation Snap. The operation involves members of the public reporting dangerous drivers with video footage courtesy of their dashboard mounted cameras.
In the first 6 months of 2021 alone Devon and Cornwall Police received 779 submissions through Operation Snap, resulting in 408 notices of intended prosecutions and 144 official warnings issued, all through footage given forward by the public.
Operation Snap has been so successful, Devon and Cornwall police have distributed 170 Dash Cams to a number of organisations whose motorists travel the most troublesome roads across the region.
Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly stated, “We have specifically chosen the organisations involved to receive these cameras as they operate vehicles which regularly travel on some of the most problematic roads across the Southwest. This gives us 170 extra pairs of eyes on our roads to capture dangerous drivers and take action against them through Devon and Cornwall Police’s Op Snap initiative.”
Devon and Cornwall are just one of many regions accepting dash cam footage to aid in the prosecution and policing of the UK’s more than 13,670 miles of roads. So the more cameras out there the better policed our roads can be. Dash cam footage has already been used as key evidence in the incarceration of several individuals. The first UK jail sentence handed out off the back of incriminating dash cam footage was in 2015. The dangerous driver wasn’t caught red-handed by police, but instead was only arrested after police were shown dash cam footage from a concerned citizen.
If you are still unsure on the benefits of a Dash Cam please view one of our previous articles “Why you need a Dash Cam in 2021.”
If you would like more information on our range of dash cams currently available feel free to get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to help.