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.
1.4m Brits driving with illegal tyres
A total of 1.4 million motorists – equivalent to 3% – are driving around on illegal tyres, according to new research.
Autonomous cars could make driving less safe, says International Transport Forum
Claims that self-driving cars could avoid 90% of road deaths by eliminating human error are untested, says a new report by the International Transport Forum.
Specsavers updates website with fleet manager eye care tool
Designed to give fleet managers quick and easy information, the Specsavers Corporate Eyecare tool aims to assist with managing workplace eye care.
Three months to get licence-checking consents up-to-date
Employers have three months to ensure more than two million fleet drivers have signed new driver licence-checking consent forms. Documents have to be revalidated under the provisions of new data protection legislation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which comes into force on May 25.
What is the true cost of a collision? Experts explain
Paying the cost of vehicle repair or insurance excess is just the tip of the iceberg, with the true cost of a collision being much greater. Andrew Ryan of Fleet News reports.