Mi-Witness Voted Sunday Times Driving ‘Best Buy’ 5*

by TTWpartners

We are very pleased to announce that the Mi-Witness Accident camera has been awarded Sunday Times Best Buy 5* Rating.

Mi Witness Best Buy 5* - Sunday Times - Dash Camera

Mi Witness Best Buy 5* – Sunday Times – Dash Camera – click image to view

Verdict: Unobtrusive, simple to set up and use, plus good software, 5*****

 

A Northampton man has been found guilty of dangerous driving, after being filmed on another motorists in car camera

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A Northampton man has been found guilty of dangerous driving, after being filmed on another motorists in car camera

This is thought to be the 1st time that video evidence of a traffic offense has been filmed by the member of the public. The film has been used by Northamptonshire Police to get a conviction in Northamption court.

The person convicted is 48 year old Adrian Maynard – he received a 12 month disqualification with a mandatory re-test due to the camera’s evidence & 40 hours of unpaid work.

Please read the full article here:

A truck driver could lose his licence after he was captured on a hidden in-car camera driving dangerously while on a Northamptonshire road.

Adrian Maynard, aged 48, of Springwood Court, Northampton, was yesterday convicted of dangerous driving after he was taped swerving to overtake on the A508, near Stoke Bruerne.

He was captured on film by the driver he was overtaking, who had a secret camera attached to the windscreen. The device was recording the road ahead of him.

The landmark conviction is a first for Northamptonshire and is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. It could open the door to thousands of similar prosecutions.

Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard Maynard was driving along the A508, towards Northampton, at about 2.30pm on Sunday, May 27, last year, when he caught up with a line of slow moving traffic.

He then swerved into the oncoming lane, crossing two solid white lines to overtake, before veering back into his lane between two bollards.

A clip of the manoeuvre was played in court.

Maynard admitted he was driving the Vauxhall Tigra on the day but denied the overtaking manoeuvre was dangerous.

Magistrates, however, convicted him of dangerous driving and disqualified him from driving for 12 months. He was also sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work. Maynard, who told the court he is an agency driver who drives 7.5 tonne trucks for a living, told magistrates he will appeal and the sentence was suspended pending the outcome of any appeal.

Maynard has until March 27 to appeal the ban.

A FIRM that promotes the use of hidden car cameras has said there are now “tens of thousands of the devices” in use in the UK.

The landmark conviction of Adrian Maynard for dangerous driving yesterday came after PoliceWitness.com supported his prosecution.

The firm’s chief executive Matt Stockdale said: “This is a huge landmark. For a member of the public to bring a successful prosecution is absolutely huge. There are fewer and fewer police officer on our streets but this just goes to show you, or I, can make a difference.”

the original article can be found here

Dash-cam footage is the only real way to substantiate your claims in the court of law

by TTWpartners


Dash-cam footage is the only real way to substantiate your claims in the court of law. Forget witnesses. Hit and runs are very common and insurance companies notoriously specialize in denying claims. Two-way insurance coverage is very expensive and almost completely unavailable for vehicles over ten years old-the drivers can only get basic liability. Get into a minor or major accident and expect the other party to lie to the police or better yet, flee after rear-ending you. Since your insurance won’t pay unless the offender is found and sued, you’ll see dash-cam videos of post hit and run pursuits for plate numbers.

And sometimes drivers back up or bump their pre-dented car into yours. It used to be a mob thing, with the accident-staging specialists working in groups. After the “accident,” the offending driver — often an elderly lady — is confronted by a crowd of “witnesses,” psychologically pressured and intimidated to pay up cash on the spot. Since the Age of the Dash-cam, hustle has withered from a flourishing enterprise to a dying trade, mainly thriving in the provinces where dash-cams are less prevalent.

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The Mi Witness Dashboard camera is the perfect solution to protect yourself against false claims. Insurance fraud has existed ever since the beginning of insurance as a commercial enterprise.[1] Fraudulent claims account for a significant portion of all claims received by insurers, and cost billions of dollars annually. Types of insurance fraud are very diverse, and occur in all areas of insurance. Insurance crimes also range in severity, from slightly exaggerating claims to deliberately causing accidents or damage. Fraudulent activities also affect the lives of innocent people, both directly through accidental or purposeful injury or damage, and indirectly as these crimes cause insurance premiums to be higher. Insurance fraud poses a very significant problem, and governments and other organizations are making efforts to deter such activities.

In Vehicle Cameras Can Reduce Your Car Insurance Premium & Speed Up Claims

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The NEW MI Witness HD camera can reduce your car insurance premium and will speed up your insurance claim.


Car insurance fraud is on the increase, Cash for Crash as it is known, can affect anybody and more and more resources are being channeled into investigating insurance fraud. There are several dedicated authorities such as the Insurance Fraud Bureau, even the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have set up a frauds database.

With the advent of in vehicle camera systems motorists have never been better protected and honest motorists can now fight back with a vengeance. In any vehicle crash, there is a risk that third parties will either incorrectly recall or deliberately attempt to misrepresent what actually happened and this can be easily countered if you have video footage of the accident.

Video evidence from the MI Witness can assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault.

Private individuals, especially young drivers where premiums can be high, can benefit financially via lowered premiums. Fleet vehicles are good candidates for this kind of protection given their high annual mileage.

It has always been logical for car insurance companies to support the use of in-car cameras as the video evidence will help to settle a claim quickly and more cost-effectively but until recently the only insurance companies that embraced this technology were insurers of fleet vehicles such as HGVs.