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Motorbike owners ride on in-vehicle camera trend
Date Posted: 27 November 2014, 17:02

Mr Dinie Abubakar has been riding a motorbike for the past eight years and has installed cameras on the front and back of his bike.

 

It is not just cars that are getting in-vehicle cameras. More motorcyclists are also getting an electronic eye to record their trips.

Retailers said sales of such devices, which can be mounted on motorcycles or on helmets, have gone by up to 30 per cent in recent months. And this is a good thing, according to insurance companies and road safety experts.

Insurance giant NTUC Income even offers a $100 discount on insurance premiums when policyholders submit video recordings that help settle a claim, regardless of which party is liable.

It said that about five per cent of all motor insurance claims it currently receives are accompanied by video, up from about three per cent a year ago.

 

VISUAL CLUE

Video evidence can be useful in reducing discrepancies of statements between parties. It can also assist us if fraud is suspected.

- NTUC Income vice-president of motor insurance Peh Chee Keong

ADDED SECURITY

It will be an advantage to motorcyclists to have rear cameras, in the event they get hit from the back.

- Singapore Road Safety Council chairman Bernard Tay

VITAL INFORMATION

Most of the time, motorcyclists are blamed for accidents. With cameras, there will be evidence when cars don't give way or fail to check their mirrors and blind spots.

- Motoworld sales executive Alex Ooi

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