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Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic

Poor lane discipline among drivers is the cause of more than a third (37%) of all road traffic accidents – making it as big a cause of accidents as rear-end shunts, as revealed by dashcam footage. Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Telematics and smart camera expert Crystal Ball analysed several […]

Driving test timing study
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones

Over 1,000 drivers every day are caught speeding, equating to one every 75 seconds, according to new analysis. A driver is caught for speeding every 75 seconds following a Freedom of Information request to the UK’s 45 police forces found nearly 1.25 million speeding incidents have been recorded by police forces across the UK since […]

This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle
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This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle

. So on Tuesday I took Jake James on the M5 for his first time as a Provisional licence holder. A great training opportunity as we come across wildlife (ducks with young crossing) and saw how other drivers reacted incorrectly but on Jakes reflection he said its much easier and safer than driving on the […]

Telematics data can provide a “very effective” means of encouraging behaviour change among drivers to improve fleet safety.
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Telematics data can provide a “very effective” means of encouraging behaviour change among drivers to improve fleet safety.

Dr Dorn suggested that fleets should use both training and ongoing telematics data to encourage long-term behaviour changes So said Dr Lisa Dorn, associate professor of driver behaviour at Cranfield University, at last week’s ACFO spring seminar in Birmingham. Held to explore the changing face of vehicle management, the seminar saw Dr Dorn tell seminar […]

MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018
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MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. Published 20 March 2018 Last updated 20 May 2018 — see all updates From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency MOT testing sign The way that the MOT test […]

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020
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London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part of an environmental strategy revealed today. Air pollution remains high despite EU legal requirements to reduce it The final draft of the London Environment Strategy, issued by Sadiq Khan, […]

Teletrac Navman UK has developed an integrated Driver Safety Analytics Solution that combines dashcam and telematics data to provide a complete real-life picture of driver behaviour.
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Teletrac Navman UK has developed an integrated Driver Safety Analytics Solution that combines dashcam and telematics data to provide a complete real-life picture of driver behaviour.

The solution, part of Teletrac Navman’s DIRECTOR platform, uses a forward facing dashboard camera, which continuously records high-definition quality video footage; all recordings are all accessible via the Integrated Event Viewer, which allows fleet managers to replay any dangerous event recordings on a second-by-second basis, to monitor driver performance and use as supporting material in […]

How to deal with tailgaters without losing your rag
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How to deal with tailgaters without losing your rag

Everyone has an opinion on how to treat tailgaters. But what’s the correct way to deal with them safely? Angry driver According to research by Confused.com, more than an eighth (13%) of drivers have had an accident or near miss as a result of tailgating. This prevalence of inconsiderate driving can’t be good for motorists’ […]