Nine out of 10 (93%) of fleet operators would like to see cameras installed in all commercial vehicles, a snap poll by comparison website TrackCompare.co.uk has revealed.
The week-long survey asked whether all CVs be fitted with witness cameras, with the result suggesting that fleets would like them as a standard fitment.
Kjell Anderton, a TrackCompare director, said: “Almost all fleet operators made it clear they want cameras fitted in all CVs.
“The survey is in line with our own experience. As online suppliers of Eyescan witness cameras, we’ve seen interest soar over the last few months.
“And because such cameras are very successful at protecting against accident insurance claims we expect a big increase in sales over coming months.”
A survey of Road Haulage Association members, held just before this year’s CV Show, showed more than half had fitted cameras and a further 35% appeared to be close to doing so.
Jack Semple, RHA director of policy, said: “The recordings can show what happened in an accident and can put an end, quickly and simply, to potentially crippling insurance claims.
“In addition, many firms with cameras say they are useful tools for managing employees’ driving style.”
Launched in 2009, TrackCompare.co.uk represents more than 50 tracking and telematics companies across a wide range of technologies.
The company’s online service is backed by a team of fleet consultants, who help more than 2,000 new fleets every month.
TrackCompare.co.uk assists organisations large and small to identify the most effective tracking and telematics solutions for their operations.