Establishing blame when it comes to a road traffic accident can be a frustrating and drawn-out process. With neither side willing to accept blame for the accident, this can leave the courts in a tricky situation, often leading to the wrong party being held accountable for repair costs.
This footage – taken from the SmartWitness YouTube channel – shows dangerous motorway filtering as a car collides with an HGV on a busy motorway. It was taken from haulage company, the Malcom Group who have fitted the SmartWitness in-house CCTV to its 500 strong fleet.
Allan Campbell, Malcolm Group Technical Engineer, said the cameras had improved road safety. He said: “It is one of a number of measures we have introduced to improve safety – and it has been money well spent. In this instance, the claim was settled very quickly at no cost to Malcolm Group.”
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Image credit: Still from video