With “nuclear verdicts” (settlements over $10M) hitting carriers in our industry more and more, we are forced to take measures to protect ourselves. We have to do everything we can to position ourselves for our best defense if and when an accident happens. We’ve had forward facing cameras for 3 years and we will now be turning on driver facing cameras for our trainers and new upgrades.
Just like the forward facing cameras the driver facing ones will only save the recorded video if there is an “event”. Speeding, unsignaled lane changes, and erratic driving are the kinds of things that trigger the cameras to save the 12 seconds around the event. In the event of an accident, this will give us the ability to defend both you and TOTAL against the unfounded claims of others.