Dr Lisa Dorn Outlines 5 High Risk Driver Behaviours that Contribute to Work Related Crashes
A large body of research demonstrates that the main contributor to work related road traffic crashes is the behaviour of individual drivers. That’s why an essential first step in any programme to reduce crashes is to understand the specific behaviours that place drivers at risk.
Aggressive driving could undermine air quality standards
More work is needed to understand the impact of aggressive and ‘unusual’ driving events on vehicle emissions to avoid impacting on air quality goals. So says Emissions Analytics as its research find that emissions at high speed can peak at more than ten times typical levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollutants.
Highways England considers variable speed limits up to 60mph in roadworks
Highways England could allow drivers to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on the day of the week. It is also exploring if different speed limits could operate within one set of roadworks.
M Group receives RoSPA Fleet Safety Gold Award
M Group Services Plant and Fleet Solutions has achieved a Fleet Safety Gold in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.
Increase online licence check for high risk drivers, says ADLV
Fleets should increase the frequency of driving licence checks on high risk drivers, says the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV). It is recommending monthly checks should be carried out on drivers with more than nine points as a matter of best-practice.
Price increase fears if Europe mandates more safety features on vehicles
High-tech safety features, which the European Commission (EC) wants to see fitted as standard on cars and vans, could add hundreds of pounds to list prices. However, road safety experts say it is a price worth paying to reduce the number of people killed and serious injured.
Addressing the human factor post accident
Repairing broken metal is just one aspect of accident management; the key element is the impact on the staff and their subsequent wellbeing.
IAM RoadSmart launches ‘bite-sized’ driver training
IAM RoadSmart has developed a suite of products for safer driving, aimed at time-poor drivers. Developed for private drivers but also open to fleets, the solutions cover an app, e-learning modules and bite-sized one-subject driving sessions.
New fleet scheme to encourage better, more efficient drivers
Lightfoot has launched a new fleet-focused rewards package to expand the benefits of its scheme further.
Fleets urged to speak to drivers about pothole damage risk
The number of pothole insurance claims for the first four months of 2018 already equals those placed for the entirety of last year, with an average repair bill of £1,000, data from the AA reveals.