FORWARD-facing cameras are being used more and more by business van users to protect businesses from insurance claims.
The trend is a reflection of the increase in the instances of insurance fraud through staged ‘accidents’
A recent survey on the use of cameras by the Road Haulage Association drew responses from a broad spectrum of owner-drivers through to companies with large heavy commercial vehicles.
More than half – 54% – of those surveyed have fitted cameras in their vehicles and a further 35% are close to doing so. Those surveyed had little doubt as to the value of fitting the cameras.
While it’s mainly forward-facing cameras that have been fitted, the survey showed that all-round cameras are increasingly a consideration. While only 7% of those who responded had fitted them at present, 35% said they were think of doing so.