Vehicle CCTV Recording For Commercial Fleet Transport
Vehicle CCTV Recording HGV LGV Commercial Fleets. 360 Eye Data Driver Protection False Claims, Accident and Theft Prevention
Protection for Drivers
In-Vehicle CCTV Recording
 
 
It is increasingly difficult for commercial vehicle drivers and transport companies to defend themselves
from false accident claims, false insurance, false whiplash claims and legal proceedings 
 
Pro-Edge have a powerful protection solution.  Live Mobile CCTV Recording Evidence and Data.
 
 
Mobile In-Vehicle CCTV recording systems endorsed by Insurance companies. 
JCB Commercial Vehicle Insurance recommend and endorse Pro-Edge Ltd Driver Protection CCTV recording systems
 
 
The 360°Eye-Data® system from Pro-Edge™provides a very effective defense and protection solution
 
 
 
Fake Crash for Cash Scams 
A fast growing and dangerous method of securing cash for false insurance claims
 
 
 
BBC News on 11 March 2011 reported that MPs are concerned about the increase in litigation claims (blame and claim)
The same news item reported of 30,000 cases of staged accidents each year
 
 
Lorry and load thefts Estimated to cost the UK economy up to £250M a year
Road Freight Crime 2010 figures
Vehicle Value       £26,483,497
Load Value          £25,684,010
Combined Value  £52,167,489
Figures from © Truckpol National Intelligence unit of ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers)
 
 
INSURANCE FRAUD BUREAU. 
If you think you may be a victim of potential fraud, call The Insurance Fraud Bureau on 0800 328 2550 and say:
"you are suspicious that you may be a victim of an insurance fraud claim"
 
 
IMPACT STATISTICS
Approximately 62% of impacts are to the vehicle front
24% of impacts are on vehicle sides (Data: International Road Transport Union 2010)
STATISTCS GATHERING
Accident reduction, claim reduction, running cost reductions are important factors and in one way or another, affect us all
Statistics planning and implementation has an important role to play. We are looking for clients and associated companies plus official bodies that would be willing to participate in sharing data with us that may help others 
INSURANCE BENEFITS
Our products and services are recognised by a leading insurance company that specialises in commercial fleet transport. Installing our systems will help stabilise or even reduce premiums.
Without evidence, Insurance companies tend to automatically pay-out on claims, thus avoiding additional litigation costs.
Presenting CCTV evidence can certainly help tip the balance and help reverse the rapidly incresasing
'blame and claim', 'cash for crash' culture.  Motorists now each pay approximatelty £90 a year to cover insurance claim fraud
 
 
The following has been extracted from the London Evening Standard dated 30 August 2006
A variant trick used by the gang is to brake heavily in front of a lorry just before a set of traffic lights. 
The gang target lorries because they have long braking distances and cause far more damage than cars
 

 
 
The images below 6 Oct 2011 08:34 record a female driver of a Vauxhall Car, cutting behind a reversing vehicle fitted with a four camera, In-Vehicle 360oEye-Data CCTV system.  This type of irresponsible risk taking is all too often witnessed
No damage caused, the cameras would have defended the driver of the reversing vehicle and surprised the Vauxhall driver
 
                          
 
 
A news item from the BBC dated 11 January 2007 reports:
 
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), which was set up by Insurers last year (2006) to deal with fraud cases, says that bogus
and inflated claims like those from deliberate accidents cost more than £1.5 billion a year.  They claim this adds five percent to premiums. 
 
New Figures from the Insurance Fraud Burea show an increase to £1.9BN per year
 
 
25 January 2011,  11 people in Court alleged crash for cash case. 
 
 
If you are involved in an accident the following may help you, or save a life:
 
  • Take a note of the time
  • Note any registrations of vehicles near to, especially those that may be witness to the incident
  • Enlist a volunteer to take notes for you
  • Take a note of other possible witnesses
  • If you have a reflective jacket put it on, don't be another statistic.  Always keep one in your vehicle
  • Do not admit anything, you may be confused and your thoughts blurred, you may unwittingly implicate yourself
  • You are permitted to seek legal advice before making a statement
  • If anyone is injured, call or enlist someone to call an ambulance (the Police will be called automatically)
  • Can anyone administer First Aid or have a First Aid kit on board?  Stop bleeding, keep airways clear, avoid hazzards
  • Do not put yourself or anyone else at risk
  • Avoid taking or letting anyone else take an injured person to the Hospital.  The ambulance personnell will be calling ahead to enlst emergeny help, in emergencies they are better prepared to make haste.
  • Do not let any unauthorised person to move vehicles.  Are your ignition keys safe?
  • If you have a camera (carry a diposable one in the cab) take as many photographs as you can
  • Exchange contact details
  • If the offending person says "Sorry" or admits they were in the wrong, get them to sign a brief statement, remember their address, date, time, vehicle details and registration number, brief location
 
 

THE HIGHWAY CODE STATES:

If you are involved in an accident that causes injury or damage to any vehicle, person, property or animal you
MUST stop, give your own and vehicle owner's name and address and the registration number to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring them. 
 
If you do not give your name and address at the time of the accident you must report the accident to the Police
within 24 hours.
 
 
 
If you are involved in an accident and you think you may have been a
victim of Insurance Fraud, still note the above, but also record the following:
  • Beware of alleged incident witnesses, 'who was there and was not there'
  • Injured passengers can turn up 'out of thin air' (manufactured witnesses)
  • Count the number of passengers in the other vehicle
  • Try to find an independant witness or witnesses, as in previous list take registration numbers
  • If you are driving your companies vehicle, offer your work address (greater security from personal harrassment)
  • REFUSE to pay on the spot settlements other driver's may demand, exchange details only.  They are more than likely to    take the payment and still claim 
  • If you are requested to part with cash, make a written note of any details and date and time it
  • Call the Police and tell them you think you may be a victim of a fraudulent accident, note the incident number they give you 
  • Instruct your insurers not to settle the claim, or ask you line manager to inform them on your behalf
  • Arrange to call the Insurance Fraud Bureau on 0800 328 2550 and say that you are suspicious that you may be a victim of an insurance fraud claim
     
 
 
In the event of an incident, data is easily retrieved by exchanging the hard drive from the vehicles recorder and downloading to a PC which can be saved to CD or DVD
 
 

                    

 
 
Optional digital mapping system displays location of vehicle.  The embedded data from Isotrak's tracking and vehicle management system includes GPS co-ordinates and speed
 
 
 
 
You are not obliged to provide a written statement to the Police at the time of an incident, you may be too shaken up and confused and wish to seek professional legal help
 
 
How to detect or predict that you may soon be a victim of a staged accident:
  • Being trailed for long periods
  • Erratic behaviour by other drivers
  • Vehicles braking hard near you
  • Vehicles swerving close to you
  • Two vehicles tailing for long periods. 
  • Staged accidents usually involve two vehicles
  • One vehicle is a 'distraction' vehicle to set you up and the second to 'force' the crash
  • Vehicles driving too close, if front, or the side of you........PULL BACK or move over
  • You are driving a commercial vehicle (a superb victim/target)
 
HGV drivers are a prime target, sadly because, you will cause more damage than a car and have longer stopping distances making it more difficult to avoid a collision
 
Where you are most at risk.  Danger Zones:
 
  • At road junctions, beware of motorists letting you in (beckoning/waving) at a junction, when it is YOU that DOES NOT have the right of way
  • Vehicles braking hard at junctions
  • Traffic lights, places they can justify having to stop sharply like crossings, even if no one was on the crossing (your word against theirs) without CCTV evidence you are likely to be implicated
  • Roundabouts, same scenarios as above
  • Slipways, beware of the 'hit' car swerving at the last minute and either hitting you sideways or braking hard after swerving and/or pulling in front, inevitably making contact
  • Distractions, road works, ice cream van, dust cart, school crossing...you are being watched by the passengers in the hit car
  • When you are distracted, the passengers in the fraudster vehicle give the signal to the driver to force the accident, you are now a victim
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Real Danger:
Fraudsters even use mini buses (more passengers for whiplash claims), hire cars, bangers, then fill them with passengers.  Why whiplash for one person when it can be done in bulk?  These unscrupulous drivers will cruise for ages looking for a victim
 
HGV drivers do not have the same braking distance as a passenger car (the fraudsters know this) 
 
 
 
Pro-Edge are committed to provide protection from 'load' and fuel thefts and more seriously driver attacks. 
Drivers are often attacked whilst organised gangs are in the process of targeting lorries for their pay loads.  Various CCTV protection systems are already available for the identification of offenders.  We are currently working on specialized alarm systems for these types of attacks and thefts.
 
 
 
Protect your most valuable asset, your drivers
 
 
360°Eye-Data® is a benchmark for safety and security systems.
On request we provide a 360°Eye-Data Warning ID sticker label for the rear of vehicles.
 
Driver Protection ID stickers offer a visible and clear warning to other road users. 
 
 Safe drivers reduce fuel consumption, maintenance, repairs and insurance costs
                              
  
 
      
Our sincere thanks to Isotrak™ and Timespace™ for their help and co-operation in helping us to take this CCTV safety system development forward.
 
 

In-Vehicle CCTV is an important part of any risk management strategy programme that will return capital investment along with many other benefits.  Transport companies are being subjected to ever increasing accident and false accident claims that amount in some cases to £3,500.00 per vehicle, per year.  In-Vehicle CCTV provides ‘real time’ image defence against such claims, plus the added benefit of altering driver perceptions to safety, reducing accidents, repairs, maintenance and fuel costs, plus stabilizing insurance premiums and possibly long term, reducing them.

 
 
 
 
NB:  If you are a fleet transport manager and wish to know more about the telematics and 360°Eye-Data® mobile CCTV system, please telephone 01536 762 650 or 07780 703 224 or email info@pro-edge.co.uk
 
 

Pro-Edge Limited aim to provide a first class service to our customers.  

 

CCTV systems are supplied as an aid for the protection of people and property. 
Pro-Edge will not be liable for the failure of any system/s, components or functionality,
or any damages, injury or losses of any kind, to however and including but not limited to, whomever caused.  
We advise our customers to ensure they have adequate insurance against all risks.
 
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