Drivers give backing to dash cameras

Drivers give backing to dash cameras

Most drivers in the UK think that in-car dash cameras would stop "crash for cash" fraudsters and help prevent bogus insurance claims, new data has suggested.

Some 71% of UK motorists think in-car dash cams are the best way to achieve this, according to the research.

The Association of British Insurers said that car insurance fraud is now at an all-time high - reaching £811 million in 2013.

Much of this figure has been attributed to "crash for cash" cases, where a criminal deliberately causes an accident to make an insurance claim for damage to their car and injury to the occupants.

This type of false claim may be adding £90 per year to the average driver's premium, industry experts say.

In-car dash cams have been proven to reduce this type of crime dramatically, as the camera shows that the criminal's poor driving is to blame for the collision.

Copyright Press Association 2014