The camera doesn’t lie

A dash cam has proven liability following a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Gloucester.

The video shows the Markerstudy policy holder driving along the road when a motorcycle comes out of nowhere onto the wrong side of the road and crashes straight into the vehicle.

The insurer released the footage to highlight the importance of in-vehicle CCTV technology.

Gary Humphreys, group underwriting director for Markerstudy, said, ‘We thought that it was important to showcase how vital dash cam footage can be when an incident occurs. In this case the injuries of the third party are serious and we know immediately, looking at the video, that fault does not lie with the policy holder, meaning that we can put their mind at rest when they are, naturally, very shaken by the event.

‘This footage was instrumental in processing this claim quickly, ultimately benefitting all those involved. In this instance we have provided the policy holder with complimentary renewal on their insurance and one of VisionTrack’s high definition cameras to show our gratitude for such responsible driving.’

The policy holder added, ‘From my perspective the benefits of dash cameras certainly outweigh the initial outlay in cost as if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an incident, the footage never lies and can be used in your defence. Therefore in theory it should also help to speed up insurance claims.’