Posts Tagged ‘SmartWitness’

  • How does the discount rate cut affect your business?

    on Mar 9, 17 • in UK • with Comments Off on How does the discount rate cut affect your business?

    SmartWitness’ Insurance Partner Manager, Simon Dicks has been speaking to many insurers over the last few days about the Ogden rate ruling, made by the Ministry of Justice

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  • Dramatic motorcycle crash caught on SmartWitness fleet camera

    on Dec 8, 16 • in UK • with Comments Off on Dramatic motorcycle crash caught on SmartWitness fleet camera

    Dramatic new SmartWitness dashcam footage from a fleet client shows a biker come a cropper after a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre. The motorcyclist is thrown from his bike after a silver saloon car turns into his path just as he is overtaking a black Mercedes who is turning right at a road junction

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  • Cash-for-crash fraudsters target vehicle dealership fleets

    on Oct 11, 16 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Cash-for-crash fraudsters target vehicle dealership fleets

    Cash-for-crash fraudsters are targeting vehicle dealership fleets because they are seen as a ‘soft touch’ for bogus claims. A leading Midlands dealership was being hit with 40 bogus claims a year for its branded repair vans, courtesy cars and test vehicles

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  • Cash for crash sparks boom in vehicle CCTV

    on Jul 11, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Cash for crash sparks boom in vehicle CCTV

    Demand for in-vehicle CCTV cameras by courier firms in the UK has shot up 30% in the past year  – due to increased incidents of cash for crash scams. Cash for crash costs British motorists a staggering £1 billion a year. Whiplash claims, boosted by no-win, no-claims from lawyers, are adding up to £90 on to [&hellip

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  • Half of British motorists oppose driverless cars

    on May 23, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Half of British motorists oppose driverless cars

    Half of motorists oppose driverless cars as Britain takes pole position in the development of self-driving vehicles, according to a new survey. And 62% of drivers said they would feel less safe on the roads alongside other vehicles with no human behind the wheel. Almost three-quarters of those surveyed (72%) said there would be added [&hellip

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  • Haulage firms face miserable summer as fines set to exceed £60 million

    on May 5, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Haulage firms face miserable summer as fines set to exceed £60 million

    British Haulage firms faced £58.7m worth of fines last year as the number of illegal immigrants smuggled into the UK has more than doubled in the past three years.  Official figures have shown that the number of “clandestine entrants” who made their way to Dover and other ports has risen from 1,432 in 2013 to [&hellip

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  • SmartWitness launches new products at Commercial Vehicle Show 

    on Apr 27, 16 • in UK • with Comments Off on SmartWitness launches new products at Commercial Vehicle Show 

    Vehicle CCTV specialists SmartWitness has launched a range of new products at the Commercial Vehicle Show this week. They include VanProtect, TruckProtect, new HD multi-camera systems, plus SmartMail and SmartView – improved access to real-time information

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  • Haulage company cuts insurance costs

    on Mar 21, 16 • in UK • with Comments Off on Haulage company cuts insurance costs

    A haulage company working with stars like Lady Gaga and Rihanna has saved on its insurance after fitting dashboard cameras to its fleet. Fly By Nite – specialist hauliers for the music and entertainment industry – has cut its insurance premium 10% and its accident rate since installing SmartWitness cameras in its 110-vehicle fleet three years ago

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  • SmartWitness set to launch VanProtect at Commercial Vehicle Show

    on Mar 1, 16 • in UK • with Comments Off on SmartWitness set to launch VanProtect at Commercial Vehicle Show

     Vehicle CCTV specialists SmartWitness is launching a bespoke “van cam” safety product aimed at commercial vehicles ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 tonnes

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  • Six out of ten motorists support raising the driving age to 18

    on Nov 23, 15 • in UK • with Comments Off on Six out of ten motorists support raising the driving age to 18

    Six out of ten motorists back raising the driving age from 17 to18 – to save lives on Britain’s roads, according to new survey. And 76% of drivers support the introduction of 12-month probationary licences for all teenagers who have passed their test

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