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One-third of drivers feel all cars should be fitted with dashcams, InsuretheGap.com survey finds

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One-third of drivers think that all vehicles should be fitted with a dashcam, a survey from InsuretheGap.com has found.

The research, carried out among 2,000 drivers, also found that 26% of car owners said they would feel safer on the roads if it was the law for all vehicles to have the technology fitted, with 14% already using it. A further 29% would like one.

The survey also found that 23% of respondents believe that as dashcam usage increases, dangerous driving will decrease. 

More than one-third (35%) felt that having a dashcam in their vehicle should lower the cost of their car insurance.    

Ben Wooltorton, chief operating office at InsuretheGap.com, said: “A dashcam is the equivalent of an independent witness. As well as helping to prove non-fault in an accident situation, its footage can also protect against possible fraudulent claims.

"More and more car insurance companies are also offering a discount to vehicles with dashcams and dashcam evidence can also speed up insurance claims.”



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  • maria.cole_spoortech.com - 04/05/2018 12:20

    All of our vehicles are fitted with dashcams. There has also been alot of discussion regarding black boxes being compulsory in all vehicles in order to gain cheaper insurance. If you are equipped with a dashcam and black box to record driving style then you should be entitled to cheaper insurance quotes - even our younger drivers!. Insurance prices are becoming rediculous because of those that do not abide by the law or those scammers that stage accidents to make a claim! This way you have video evidence and recorded data to prove the circumstance of events. To create careful, considerate and safe drivers, don't give our new drivers the choice! Put it on all cars and make it compulsory for all vehicles and demand consideration for cheaper car insurance from Insurance companies!. I consider myself a good and safe driver, who already has dashcam on my car and would be happy to consider telematics as well if it mean't cheaper insurance.

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