Dash cam use on the

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THE use of dash cam footage to back up motor insurance claims is soaring as more and more motorists fit cameras to their cars.

Research by accident support company Accident Exchange has revealed a 285 per cent increase in the use of the new video technology.

The company says the spike in use of dash cam footage after an accident has resulted in fewer disputes while speeding up claims processes.

The figures illustrate that claims are nearly three times more likely to feature dash cam footage amongst supporting evidence compared to two years ago.

Scott Hamilton-Cooper, director of operations and sales at Accident Exchange, said: "For many, the post-accident experience is one of the most stressful elements of car ownership, and it benefits everyone - motorists, accident management firms and insurers - to make it simple, stress-free and to limit unnecessary claims disputes.

"The fact it brings even more transparency to the process is great for us and our customers."

The study examined tens of thousands of accidents recorded by Accident Exchange between January 2015 and July 2017.

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