The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has pointed out the need to link the Nigeria Insurance Data Base with its Database to Boost crime fighting in the country.
The FRSC wants insurers to make adequate enquiries about owners of vehicle before settling claims.
The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, who made this call at a session organised by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) in Lagos with major consumers of insurance products and services said verifying vehicles’ ownerships will help the Corps determine if the vehicles on which insurance claims are being made are stolen, have been registered before in another state and if their drivers have committed any traffic offence or have genuine drivers’ licence.
He said linking NAICOM’s database with the FRSC’s, would be easy to verify data of registered vehicles plying the roads.
According to him, this would also help the insurers to reduce fake insurance policies and cost of claims, adding that consumers need to be reassured that the industry is ready to change for better and impact positively on their needs and the economy.
He urged the operators to develop innovative products, services and experience, appropriate pricing of risks and prompt payment of associated premium and encourage good road safety practices.
He called on the operators to embrace robust digital technology, continuously improve customers experience, robust clients enlightenments, policy information dissemination and feedback, timely claims payment and other unique virtues.