TeslaCam footage used as evidence
As you’ll learn by watching the video above, this Tesla Model S was destroyed in a head-on crash with a red light runner. The images from the integrated dashcam (TeslaCam) prove the innocence of the Tesla driver.
When it comes to car accidents, it’s not always easy for authorities to determine who’s at fault, which can lead to complications when it comes to dealing with your insurance. Typically, both pilots have a story, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the stories were different.
For this reason, the police at the scene must not only rely on the details of the stories, but also on the clues from the scene. Perhaps more importantly, they can ask other witnesses what happened, as long as there are indeed witnesses to interview. However, if anyone has dashcam footage, that can help immensely.
That said, all of Tesla’s vehicles come standard with a built-in dash cam called “TeslaCam.” In the TeslaCam clip featured in the YouTube video above, you can see the Model S driver had to make a red left turn. The light changed while he was at the intersection waiting to turn. He checked that no one was coming before completing the turn. However, an oncoming car ran the red light and hit the Tesla. Fortunately, despite the severity of the accident, no one was injured.
The Model S owner’s insurance company told him that if it hadn’t been for the TeslaCam footage, he would have been considered at fault since he was turning and the other driver was going straight. Based on the footage, the insurance company found the other driver at fault, which certainly helped since the Model S was totaled.
There are plenty of other great clips in the video above, so be sure to check it out. As always, once you’ve had a chance to watch the video, scroll down and leave us a comment. Do you own a Tesla with TeslaCam? If not, do you have a spare dashcam? Finally, do you think all cars should have built-in dashcams?