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

Want to be a safer driver? The technology and psychology that can help

16/06/17 The Guardian

More than 1 million people worldwide are killed on roads each year. Psychologists such as Lisa Dorn, associate professor of driver behaviour at Cranfield University, are working on ways to nudge drivers towards being safer.

Installing Telematics Delivers £160,000 Fuel And Maintenance Saving

15/06/17 FleetPoint

One of the UK’s largest eCommerce, postal and retail logistics businesses has saved £160,000 by implementing a driver behaviour programme underpinned by telematics.

FTA stages road fatality at Van Excellence conference

15/06/2017 Commercial Fleet

If one of your vehicles was involved in a collision with a pedestrian are you confident you are legally protected? That was the question the Freight Transport Association (FTA) wanted to highlight at its annual Van Excellence conference.

Advice for motorway drivers on the correct use of emergency refuge areas

13/06/2017 Fleet News

Research by the RAC shows that many motorway drivers don’t fully understand how to use Emergency Refuse Areas, ERAs. The RAC has been working closely with Highways England and is backing work to improve the motoring public’s understanding of ERAs and how to use them.

Construction businesses taking risks over driver safety

12/06/17 Van Fleet World

Businesses in the UK construction sector could risk falling foul of health and safety legislation over drivers and vehicles. New research found that more than a quarter admit that they don’t invest in driver training and around one in six fail to carry out driver risk management and risk assessments.