Posted on 20th Mar, 2013 by Jonathan Peach
Available for rear, side, front or internal views, they are ideal for increasing visibility around vehicles and can be combined with digital recording products.
Companies and organisations across the country regularly use this equipment to save money by preventing accidents and false claims.
The rear blind spot is an enormous problem on commercial vehicles.
According to statistics, 90% of reversing accidents occur off road, in places such as loading bays, lorry parks, private roads, quarry sites and warehouses.
Reversing accidents account for one claim in every six.
Side collisions are a common result of poor visibility.
Sometimes, even deaths are caused by collisions with goods vehicles due to the nearside blind spot.
A side view camera, triggered by the left turn indicator, gives a clear view of the driver’s blind spot.
As well as being a deterrent against vandalism and violence, internal cameras can be combined with digital recording systems to make it easier for operators to refute fraudulent claims.
They are also useful for monitoring driver behaviour by capturing in-car footage.
Due to the sheer size of some machinery and elevated operator positions, a blind spot often exists to the front.