How CRH Transport avoided a £1,600 crash-for-cash scam
After placing forward facing witness cameras into their fleet CRH Transport were able to avoid bogus crash-for-cash claim against them.
CRH Transport are a driver training school based in Birmingham. They offer HGV, LGV, ADR & CPC training across the transport and logistics industry.
CRH’s Managing Director, Chris Hetherington said: “We were experiencing three to four crash-for-cash incidents a week at one point and to defend ourselves we had to provide evidence,”
Chris explained that their fleets livery makes it obvious that they are a driver training school and he feels this is why they are frequently targeted by crash-for-cash scammers.
The company said that they would often just pay out for smaller claims as they had no evidence to prove their innocence and that it was a cheaper option than claiming on their insurance.
Now however, with the cameras installed they can disprove any bogus claims and by not paying out for these claims they have already saved they cost of the cameras within the first 6 months.
Chris said “now there’s no way I would consider sending out any of our vehicles without a camera”
The RHA states that the industry is currently 60,000 driver short but Chris believes that cameras will encourage new drivers in.
“New drivers need support and back-up from their fleet managers” He said and added that cameras give drivers a confidence boost.