Tag Archives: fleet driver safety

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 […]

3G vehicle cameras playing key role in driving down fleet claims costs
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3G vehicle cameras playing key role in driving down fleet claims costs

3G vehicle cameras are playing a crucial role in minimising insurance claims but fleets need to have the right processes in place to optimise the technology and take advantage of first notification of loss (FNOL). 3G vehicle camera Some fleet operators are already achieving claims cost savings of up to 50% from 3G vehicle cameras […]

Awareness courses better than heavy-handed prosecutions, AA tells European police
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Awareness courses better than heavy-handed prosecutions, AA tells European police

Awareness courses better than heavy-handed prosecutions, AA tells European police Educating drivers, riders and pedestrians about road safety risks is more effective than heavy-handed prosecutions. That’s the message from AA president Edmund King in his keynote speech to police chiefs today (7 October) at the TISPOL European Road Safety Conference in Manchester. Speaking at the […]

Government urged to make traffic policing a core priorityGovernment urged to make traffic policing a core priority
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Charlotte Runnells
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Charlotte Runnells

Learning to drive with Ian was a really positive and rewarding experience. He taught me techniques to give me the confidence to be able deal with being in new situations when driving. Now having passed my test I find myself remembering things he taught me during my lessons and this is really helping me build […]

Texting driver jailed for five years
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Texting driver jailed for five years

A truck driver involved in a fatal accident had sent and received almost 100 texts from a friend in less than three days – all while driving. The last was just before he hit a car, killing the driver, on the M62 in West Yorkshire. The truck driver, Ethen Roberts, of Immingham, has just been […]

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Fleets warned against complacency over corporate manslaughter

Five years after the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act came into effect, there have been only three successful prosecutions, none of which were related to fleets. However, despite the fact just a few companies have fallen foul of the law, fleets are being warned now is not the time for complacency. The latest Government figures […]

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Guidance on new careless driving penalties needed, says FTA

Guidance on new careless driving penalties needed, says FTA The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for clear, transparent guidance to help drivers understand the new Careless Driving penalties. The Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday (5th July) announced its intention to go ahead with proposals to make Careless Driving a fixed penalty offence, bringing it in line […]

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Drive Smarter video advises on staying safe around emergency vehicles

Drive Smarter video advises on staying safe around emergency vehicles Drive Smarter is targeting fleets with a short online video that aims to reduce risks around emergency service drivers. The video, “Blue Light Aware”, has been developed by the provider of training solutions for safer work driving and offers simple steps to ensure drivers can […]