More than a third of businesses in the UK have used telematics tracking technology to contest either a speeding fine or a false insurance claim, according to new research from RAC Business.
Of 500 companies it asked, 18 per cent have used telematics data to prove that a driver wasn’t at fault for an insurance claim, and a further 17 per cent have used the data to successfully appeal against a speeding fine. The RAC says this could be saving firms thousands of pounds when applied across the country’s estimated 5.2m businesses.
The organisation adds that telematics has also seen an ongoing uptake among businesses, with more than a third of all UK companies now employing a telematics system in their fleet, according to RAC Business’s research.
RAC Telematics MD Nick Walker said: “These findings point to clear benefits for fleet managers using telematics technology. Speeding fines and insurance claims can be difficult to contest and often result in fines being incorrectly imposed as well as leading to damaging increases in your insurance premiums.
“Telematics provides an immediate solution by generating data that can prove beyond doubt what actually happened during the incident. For example, businesses can be subject to speeding fines committed by drivers cloning their vehicle number plates, but telematics can pinpoint the location precisely, enabling the business owner to argue their vehicle could not have been involved.”