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Weekly News Roundup July 24

Campaign Director Simon Turner’s round up of the previous week’s stories that business owners and fleet risk managers should be reading.


69% of drivers don’t know the legal minimum tyre tread depth, says Venson

21/07/2017 Fleet News

Companies could be left at risk if drivers are in an accident, warns Venson Automotive Solutions, after a survey found that 69% of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm.


FORS and TfL approved training course for O’Donovan fleet drivers

20/07/2017 Fleet News

O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s is delivering the LoCITY driving course produced by FORS and TfL to its fleet drivers.


Fleet drivers targeted by new eDriving online safe driving training course

20/07/2017 Fleet News

Edriving has launched One More Second, a two-hour online course to train, educate and motivate new and experienced fleet drivers to adopt safer behaviours behind the wheel.


Company cars on the increase reveal new HMRC statistics

19/07/17 ACFO News

The number of company cars on the UK’s roads increased in 2015-16, according to the latest provisional figures on benefit-in-kind tax issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


UK businesses left exposed by lack of road safety policy

19/07/17 ACFO News

More than a fifth (21%) of UK companies whose employees drive for work purposes have no road safety policy in place, new research has revealed.


Speed limit ‘too high’ on Britain’s most dangerous roads

19/07/2017 Fleet News

Experienced motorists are setting their own speed limit – well under the official limit – on some of the UK’s deadliest roads, according to new research from Quartix.


Finalists announced for Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards

18/07/2017 Fleet News

Safety-conscious organisations from across the globe have made it through to the final stage of Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2017.


New smart motorway emergency areas highlight need for driver re-education

18/07/2017 Fleet World

Alphabet is calling for re-education of UK drivers as trials of a new-style emergency area start on the M3 smart motorway.


Bright orange emergency refuge area trialled for smart motorways

17/07/2017 Fleet World

A bright orange smart motorway is being trialled on the M3 in Surrey to see if it can improve driver awareness of what do to in an emergency.