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66% of drivers intend to install dashcams in coming year

That’s according to new research by GPS company Garmin, which says that over one in five (20%) drivers state that lack of evidence was to blame for a past claim going unsettled.

The report found that over half (52%) singled out a dash cam as the product that would have been helpful to prove their innocence and save on unnecessary legal costs.

And 51% of drivers said that they would be willing to install a dash cam in their car to save on insurance premiums.

Kirsty Quartley, Garmin PND (Personal Navigation Device) product manager, commented: “The Garmin Driver Safety research has highlighted that the number of people who have had insurance claims go unsettled due to lack of evidence is significant. The resulting cost is something frustrated drivers are actively trying to tackle and they recognise that an in-car recording device such as a dash cam that captures bad behaviour on camera can prove invaluable in proving fault in an accident.

“Installation of a dash cam can also help to lower the cost of insurance premiums so can prove to be a sound long-term investment, which is why they are quickly becoming one of the most popular in-car accessories in the UK.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.