Modern vehicles come with all sorts of built-in safety devices to protect drivers and passengers. These little design features start with the humble seat belt, the buckle optimised to reduce force on the human body and help you safely withstand sudden changes in acceleration. Airbags deploy in the event of a collision, ensuring that your fragile face and head are cushioned and don’t go flying through a window. Crumple zones are another part of the design – it might seem like a vehicle sustains more damage, but if part of your vehicle crumples, that extends the duration of the collision, reducing the net force in the impact.
All these things are great, but they’re there for emergencies. There’s another class of safety devices – maybe even more important than the first. Windscreen wipers, mirrors, demisters, indicators. Prevention is better than cure, as the old adage goes, and this second type of feature helps avoid accidents, rather than protecting you in the event of one.
Reversing cameras belong to this second type. Your car might have a great crumple zone in case you accidentally back into a telegraph pole, but it’s better to have no crash in the first place. By expanding your field of vision, a rear vision camera helps you stay alert when you’re backing out onto the road or making a three point turn. The camera is far superior to mirrors, working over a wider range of angles and with less distortion. So just like you should always use your indicators and your windscreen wipers, you should get a reversing camera kit so that you can see properly. Whether you drive a tiny car or tow a caravan, Safety Dave have cameras for all your needs, so you can stay safe and avoid accidents in every situation.