Springfield Company Predicts Uptick in Dashboard Cameras
SPRINGFIELD, MO (KMOX) – A Springfield, Missouri company is predicting sooner or later, you will own a dashboard mounted camera.
Bill Gremminger with Dashcam USA says people are buying them to prove they’re right.
“Guys are issued citations for, like, running a red light and then they play the video for the officer and the officer says ‘Oh, I saw that at a different angle,'” he explained.
Among those using the cameras to their legal advantage, according to Gremminger, are truck drivers.
“One fella was pulled over in a town in a southern state and the police wanted to search his vehicle and he said ‘no,’ they accused him of crossing over the line while he was driving, and when they discovered he had a dashcam they let him go,” he said.
Dashcams are already catching on for automobile drivers in other parts of the world. It was a dashcam that captured those streaking images of the Russian meteor in February.
With the cameras costing about $150 each, Gremminger expects most cars will have them in the near future. He says the tipping point may be if insurance companies offer incentives to drivers who own them.