Footage captured by a 3G vehicle camera fitted to a fleet van has exonerated the driver and supported an insurance claim following a serious road crash.
The IT1000 device was being trialled on one of the vehicles at London-based Bruce’s Doggy Day Care service when the van was crashed into by another vehicle that had jumped a red light on the A3 in Wandsworth, south west London.
The footage proved the innocence of its driver and provided video evidence to support the subsequent police investigation and insurance claim.
“This was the most serious driving incident we have had, so we are grateful that the 3G vehicle camera was able to capture the footage,” said Clare Casalis, director at Bruce’s Doggy Day Care. “Had we not had the video evidence immediately available, it would have been difficult to show who exactly was at fault, which could have meant our insurance premiums increasing significantly and potentially our driver being unfairly penalised.”
The 3G vehicle cameras will now be installed on 12 vans, which had previously been fitted with SD-card cameras, but experienced significant issues in terms of high failure rates, including lost and corrupted data.
“The solution from Intelligent Telematics is so simple to use and the footage is stored online and available within minutes. There is no chance of losing any data and it is accessible from anywhere using an Internet-enabled device. They will give us complete peace of mind that our drivers are safe, our brand is protected and we are keeping insurance costs to a minimum,” added Casalis.
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