A 2023 study entitled Issues and Opportunities with Driver-Facing Cameras by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that road-facing cameras were a truck driver's second most preferred piece of in-cab technology. "RFC systems are growing in popularity with both truck drivers and motor carriers primarily because of their ability to accurately capture safety event data, which often exonerates truck drivers and motor carriers from claims of negligence. Of equal importance is their ability to identify truck driver and/or fleet negligence – allowing the parties to settle cases more quickly and at a lower cost."
Conversely, ATRI cited numerous challenges for driver-facing cameras, including driver privacy issues and concerns.
It's important that each company determine which camera will help resolve the challenges their operation faces, whether that's speeding violations, fatigued driving, reducing the threat of a nuclear verdict, or exonerating drivers.
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