There are about 5.25 million car accidents every year across the United States. No matter how well you train your drivers, the odds are that someone in your fleet will get into an accident at some point. In the case of an insurance claim, you want a simple way to exonerate your drivers. Luckily, dashcam footage is an effective way to protect your fleet from insurance claims. Keep reading to find out how. What Is a Dashcam? Wondering how to get dashcam footage? The simple answer is to install a dashcam. A dashcam is a camera that you can mount on the dashboard of your vehicle. The best dashcams have two cameras that record what's happening both inside and outside the vehicle. If one of your drivers gets into an accident, footage from a dashcam can exonerate that driver. This works because the dashcam will record onto an SD card. A typical 64GB SD card can record about 10 hours of footage, and the SD card will always store the most recent footage. That means that if there's an accident in your fleet of drivers, the dashcam will store the footage of what happened right before the crash. Some dashcams have a GPS tracker with a camera, which can provide data about where your driver was and how fast he or she was going at the time of an accident. GPS tracking reports can be crucial in an insurance claim. Where to Send Dashcam Footage If your fleet of drivers all have dashcams and one of them gets into an accident, where should you send the footage? In the case of an accident, you should consider sending the footage to the police and to the insurance company in question. Just make sure to review the footage ahead of time. If your driver really was at fault, you definitely don't want to send the footage to the insurance company and make matters worse. If you're wondering how to upload dashcam footage, you should remember that video file sizes are generally too big to send via email. You'll want to upload the file to an online file storing service like Google Drive. Other Uses of Dashcams Obviously, dashcam footage can help exonerate your drivers if they get into an accident. But even just having dashcams can help keep your insurance premiums lower. That's because the insurance premiums for dashcam drivers are significantly lower than for drivers without dashcams. You can also use dashcam footage to review the performance of your drivers. Without a dashcam, no one is there to watch over your drivers. With a dashcam, you can check up on how your drivers are doing. That means that dashcams can be a valuable tool in improving driver training. Even better, quality driver training can also help to lower your insurance premiums. All in all, dashcams are a great investment for your business. Consider Investing in Dashcams If you want lower insurance premiums and peace of mind, you should look into the benefits of dashcam footage. Want a free quote? Call us at (866) 654-2226 or contact us. We'd love to answer your questions.