Dash cam footage can be used in so many different ways. The footage which your dash cam has recorded may wind up being used as evidence if an accident occurs, so it is vital that your dash cam is in the best position to record the road. As a Dash Cam owner, it is also your responsibility to make sure that your dash cam is positioned correctly on your windscreen, ensuring it doesn’t obscure your own view of the road. As uncommon as this may seem, you could even find yourself being fined over the incorrect positioning of a dash cam, as it may be seen as impairing the drivers’ vision.
When driving, you should be able to see the rear wheels of the vehicle in front of you. So ensuring that the dashboard area of your vehicle is clear is advisable. Avoid this area when installing your dash cam to ensure optimum visibility and safety and to make sure that your view is not impaired.
Where To Position A Dash Cam
So where is best to position your dash cam in your vehicle? A vast number of drivers do prefer to install their dash cams on the front windshield. Positioning your dash cam here means that you can record clear footage, without any obstructions to you as the driver or to your recording dash cam. The best position for your dash cam is right in the centre of your windscreen, just a couple of inches below the headliner, behind your rearview mirror as shown in the image below. This area of your windscreen is usually the only place that is already blocked, by your mirror, so is the perfect place for your dash cam.
If you are struggling with how to fit a dashcam, then here at Drive Shield we offer an installation service, so do not hesitate to get in touch with the team today.