Why Your Fleet Should Have Dash Cameras
If you’ve been on Facebook or YouTube recently, it’s likely that you’ve seen videos of dangerous drivers causing accidents, cutting other people up, or trying to scam people for insurance purposes. The main point here is that dashboard cameras have unveiled reckless drivers and proven who is to blame for an accident.
Therefore, adding dash cams to your fleet could enable you to benefit from discounts on your business fleet insurance. Some providers offer policies for fleets that have dash cams, such as Markerstudy and Equity Red Star, but they work exclusively with brokers like insureFLEET so that you receive great deals.
Here are some reasons why you should look into adding a dash cam to your business fleet.
Protect Drivers Against Scams
Unfortunately, crash-for-cash scams have become more prevalent in recent years. This is where motorists intentionally stage an accident in order to claim insurance from a blameless driver. It usually involves a motorist slamming on the brakes suddenly or unnecessarily to deliberately cause the person behind to bump into the back of them.
However, installing a dash cam will provide hard evidence of whether someone abruptly braked without a reason. This will prevent innocent drivers from falling victim to a crash-for-cash scam.
Evidence for Road Accident Claims
When it comes to finding out who is at fault for an accident, evidence often relies on word-of-mouth, descriptions and explanations by the parties involved. Despite every effort being made to ensure that the truth behind an incident is found, there is still a chance that the stories could be fabricated to avoid prosecution or penalties and lead to inaccurate or unreliable reports.
However, a dash cam provides a recording that can be shown to the insurance company to show who was at fault.
Not only does installing a dash cam encourage your fleet drivers to consistently drive safely, it may also have a ripple effect. If enough people begin to report reckless drivers by sending evidence caught on dash cam to the relevant authorities, motorists as a whole may begin to act more safely on the roads.
So if you’d like to add dash cams to your fleet and see the benefits in your insurance plan, contact us to see how we can help! You can call a member of our friendly team at insureFLEET on 0333 202 3173. Alternatively, you can keep up to date with our latest news and updates by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook!« Back to all news