Over recent years, there has been a steady rise in the popularity of dash cams in the UK, with many motorists seeing them as a good way to help prove their innocence in road accidents. What’s more, coach and bus drivers who use a dash cam could save themselves a lot of money and hassle, should there be an incident either on the road or with passengers.
While many drivers are becoming savvy to the benefits of a standard dash cam, an increasing number of professional motorists are opting for the extra security of a dual dash camera. As the name suggests, a dual dash cam has two cameras, one to record the action outside of the windshield, and another to record the driver and passengers or the view the rear of the vehicle. This is particularly useful for professional coach and bus drivers who are looking to protect themselves from fellow road users, as well as passengers.
Protection against crash-for-cash scams
Crash-for-cash scams occur when drivers purposefully cause accidents in order to benefit from fraudulent claims on car insurance. According to the Insurance Fraud Bureau, crash for cash costs UK motorists £340m every year, largely due to the fact there is little to no evidence as to whose fault the crash was. Insurers are starting to realise the benefits of dash cam use, thanks to their role in fighting crash-for-cash fraud, which costs the industry £1 billion a year.[…]
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