Imagine being able to review accident footage immediately after a mishap. With TrackNet’s Commercial Fleet Tracking Management System, you can. This valuable video footage is proof of what happened and can be used as evidence if reports are conflicting. Real-time video can help determine truck accident liability.
The most frequent causes of truck collisions are inattention, excessive speed, failure to yield, and unsafe lane changes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For Commercial Fleet Managers, preventing collisions caused by their own drivers is easier when risk factors have been previously measured before an accident occurs.
But what happens when a crash isn’t the truck driver’s fault? Truck drivers are often blamed when a truck-car accident takes place. But 80% of those crashes are not the fault of the trucker. It is during these types of claims when real-time video footage is most advantageous.
The important aspects of proving fault include data points needed for reconstruction of the accident and specific examples of accidents and driver exonerations. Aside from dash cam video, traffic camera footage from state and highway authorities should also be reviewed, as well as any bystander videos.
Video can confirm:
GPS Tracking Dash Cam Video could also help exonerate fleet managers and their drivers when they aren’t at fault and saves time spent on processing insurance claims. Video is your most prevalent source for determining liability and it might also be your most reliable witness.