According to the Insurance Fraud Bureau, crash for cash is a significant problem that costs the industry £340 million.
The IFB says it deals with thousands of cases every year.
Currently it is investigating more than 200 large-scale incidents, most of which are crash for cash.
They get 6000 reports to their cheat line each year about different types of fraud but manufactured collisions are most common.
Motorists are urged to keep their distance and beware of tailgaters.
They are also being advised to keep an eye out for brake lights that aren’t working and take extra care at roundabouts or areas of stop start congestion.