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Government Consultation on Mobile Phone Use

By |2020-11-23T12:22:56+00:00November 23rd, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Mobile phone use - new law planned The recently announced Government consultation on mobile phone use is the latest step to be taken in an effort to improve road safety and close the current mobile phone use loophole. Roads Minister Baroness Vere unveiled government plans in October, which would mean that people using a hand-held

New Highways England Campaign Targets ‘Tailgating’

By |2020-11-03T08:32:51+00:00November 2nd, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Tailgating - a serious problem Driving too close to the vehicle in front is dangerous, intimidating and causes accidents, especially when driving at speed. Tailgating is a factor in 1 in 8 casualties on the SRN and an offence of driving without due care and attention, carrying a minimum £100 fine and penalty

Fleet Safety in Conversation – Volvo Car UK

By |2020-10-26T17:50:12+00:00October 26th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

Fleet safety - good business sense Simon Turner, Campaign Manager for Driving for Better Business, was delighted to chat to the team at Volvo Car UK recently about fleet safety and how to manage it with good business in mind. Explaining why road safety is so important for fleets and businesses, Simon highlighted the

Business Resilience: Half of SMEs worried about future lockdowns – what’s the plan?

By |2020-10-13T16:09:43+01:00October 13th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

Business Resilience - 2/3rds don't have a plan Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Driving for Better Business has just launched a new Business Resilience report into how companies are dealing with the challenges they face, and preparing for the future post-COVID. We surveyed 150 owners of SME businesses with a turnover of less

Are your tyres ready for ACTion? Free resources to share with your drivers

By |2020-10-14T12:25:54+01:00October 9th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

TyreSafe is asking Britain’s motorists about their tyre safety - Are your tyres ready for ACTion? - as the curtain raises on the October-long Tyre Safety Month campaign. Tyre safety and tyre maintenance Every year 170 motorists on average are reported killed or seriously injured due to incidents caused by tyre-related

Project EDWARD – Virtual Road Trip

By |2020-09-08T12:00:37+01:00September 7th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

What is Project EDWARD? Driving for better business and Highways England are long term supporters of Project EDWARD and this year, even more so, as it is being run by ARRM (Association for Road Risk Management) and the theme is driving for work. EDWARD stands for Every Day Without A Road Death and the

Van owners face £54million MOT repair bill from tomorrow

By |2020-07-31T15:56:01+01:00July 31st, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

MOTs - lockdown exemption lifted An estimated 1.2 million vans had their MOTs postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown exemption, which lifts on August 1 2020, according to an investigation by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The brand is urging drivers to get vans checked and repaired safely and professionally. Analysis of historical MOT test figures show

Has COVID-19 accelerated the drive for sustainable mobility?

By |2020-07-24T17:35:31+01:00July 24th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Sustainable mobility Has COVID-19 accelerated the drive for sustainable mobility? Figures for the first half of 2020 show a marked decline in new car sales, which was to be expected during lockdown but, hidden in there, is an equally significant rise in the sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. For June in

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