Dash cam evidence for insurance claims doubles

29 August 2017

New figures from Co-op Insurance, show the actual number of people now supplying dash cam footage in motor insurance claims has doubled over the last year.

These small, on-board video cameras, often clipped onto a driver’s front windscreen, record the road ahead, and provide a visual record of events.

Jonathan Guy, Head of Claims at Co-op Insurance commented:

“For an insurance company, dash cams are like an extra pair of eyes. Newer dash cams include GPS tracking and can record speed. As an independent recording of events, this type of footage can really help in the event of a road accident or case of vandalism to understand exactly what happened. It also often helps us shorten the time taken dealing with the claim, in turn improving the experience for customers”

Mike Bristow, spokesperson for Brake, the road safety charity said:

“Footage from dash cams is giving us a clear picture of the extent of the issues drivers face every day on our roads. It reinforces the fact that more needs to be done to educate drivers who choose to flaunt the law that their actions have consequences. We would hope that this increase makes drivers think twice about their behaviour, knowing full well that that they could be caught out on camera”

In order to help to keep communities safe, Co-op Insurance is currently offering both dash and home cams to new motor and home combined insurance customers until 20/09/2017. Terms and conditions apply*

Media Contact

Rosie Brierley
M:07980 733 251
Rosie.Brierley@coop.co.uk

  • For full terms and conditions please visit www.co-opinsurance.co.uk

Notes to Editors: FOR MEDIA PURPOSES ONLY

To claim a free indoor security camera or dash cam, customers must be a new customer who has not had another policy of the same type from Co-op Insurance within the last 12 months.

Customers must buy either a car or home combined buildings and contents insurance policy directly from Co-op Insurance (i.e. not through price comparison or cashback websites).

Customers must have their policy in force for a minimum of 30 days in order to qualify for the offer.

Customers should expect to wait up to 90 days after their policy start date to receive their free indoor Security camera and/or dash cam.

About Co-op Insurance

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