Car Scams and Security

Car Scams & Security

Not all car scams involve second-hand car salesmen. This video shows a recent example of a new car scam, a so-called ‘Crash For Cash’ attempt to claim compensation for being hit by a vehicle.  A suspected compensation hunter runs towards a taxi, hurls herself onto its bonnet and appears to play dead in the road.

Dash Camera footage shows the woman sprinting across a junction in Blackpool before she spots the oncoming vehicle and suddenly launches herself in its direction.

(Video: Universal Media Online)

The taxi, a Nissan ENV200, then reversed and the woman can be seen lying motionless on the ground, while another vehicle driving in the other direction just drove around to avoid her.

The Taxi’s driver Christopher Stewart said: “From what I can remember she didn’t really try and jump on it, she just dived straight at the car”.

He also claimed that the woman’s male companion then ran over and raged at him off camera, allegedly threatening to kill him.

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Car Accident Prevention with Cameras and Monitors

Car Accident Prevention With Dashboard Cameras & Monitors

Car dashboard cameras can play a key role in gathering evidence after an accident and help to prevent crashes, Car Accident Prevention experts say.

 

In some cases, even reduced insurance premiums are offered to motorists using dashboard cameras due to the more efficient handling of accident cases and claims

 

Occasionally I have had to report dangerous drivers to the police and the use of dashcams can be a very important tool for recording incidents on the road.  Personally I think the police should have a place where drivers can upload dashcam footage of dangerous driving.

 

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