Posted: October 2021
Crash-for-cash scams have long been a major concern for fleet operators. Data analysis from the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) revealed that of the 2.7 million motor insurance claims made across the UK between 1st October 2019 and 31st December 2020, 170,000 of these are suspected to be linked to crash-for-cash schemes.
Insurance claims can be time consuming and costly. A lack of solid evidence can often mean companies automatically accept liability resulting in higher insurance premiums.
According to a survey of drivers, fleet managers and other industry professionals undertaken by Brigade, cameras and recording technology significantly reduce incident reports and personal injury claims. More than half (56%) of those surveyed said the tech improved driver behaviour, and 47% said incident reports had decreased after installation.
The survey also found that 29% said personal injury claims had dropped, while 32% saw a reduction in insurance costs.
Installing dash cams to your fleet can help to protect your business from crash-for-cash scams as well as having other benefits. These include:
Technology you can rely on
Available as a standalone camera (DC-101-000), standalone with additional rear camera (DC-102-RVC) and standalone with additional infrared camera (DC-102-IRC), each camera in Brigade’s range is available with four recording modes:
1) Continuous recording – activated automatically when the engine is started.
2) Parking recording – while the vehicle is parked in a stationary position, the dash cam will record anything that triggers the incident through its motion detection system.
3) Event/incident recording – this mode uses the built in G sensor to record footage before and after a collision.
4) Manual recording – similar to a video camera. Capture events that occur in front of your vehicle, whether it is in motion or not, by pressing a button.
Other features include:
For further information about Brigade and our commercial vehicle safety systems, please get in touch.