Cars with dashboard cams to be offered cheaper insurance premiums

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BANGKOK,(NNT) – Insurance companies have been asked to lower their premiums for cars with dashboard cameras in an effort to promote road safety.

Thailand News 15-03-17 1 NNT Cars with dashboard cams to be offered cheaper insurance premiums 1JPG

Bangkok governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Royal Thai Police have together launched a campaign entitled ‘Public Eye’, encouraging car owners to have a dashboard camera installed in their vehicles.

He believes the footage captured on the cameras can be used as proof to resolve traffic accident disputes and to encourage people to drive more carefully. Promoting the use of such cameras, the governor sought cooperation from the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) in December last year.

The OIC then asked insurance companies to lower their premiums by 5-10% for clients who have cameras installed in their cars.

In related news, the BMA has set up a committee to oversee the landscape improvement project which begins from Ratchaprasong to Chidlom Intersections.

It is aimed at providing safety to pedestrians on both sides of the road. Several facilities will be constructed under a universal design concept which grants access to everyone including people with disabilities and the elderly.