Road safety

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    Road haulage boss jailed after disregard for safety led to deaths of two men

    A driver and his boss have been sentenced to a total of over 20 years in prison, after an articulated lorry with no working breaks ploughed into two men and killed them.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 July 2021

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    Managing road risk: the growing role of technology

    Nineteen per cent of workplace fatalities occur from being struck by a moving vehicle, which is an average of 26 fatal injuries per year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics report for 2019/20.

    By Emma Evans, Pinsent Masons on 10 May 2021

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    A real examination

    Thorough examinations of forklift trucks are vital to ensure they remain safe to use.

    By Geoff Martin, Consolidated Fork Truck Services on 02 November 2020

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    On the road

    Staff who drive as part of their work must be consulted on any rules designed to ensure safe driving, otherwise they will not be committed to following them.

    By Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business on 02 November 2020

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    Government must keep promises on killer driver laws, says Brake

    Tougher sentences for killer drivers have taken too long says road safety charity Brake, commenting on a bill which has taken three years to reach Parliament.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 September 2020

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    London on two wheels

    By Iris Cepero, editor on 01 September 2013

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    No deal Brexit could push lorry drivers to exhaustion, says Unite

    A no deal Brexit will result in exhausted lorry drivers, posing a danger to themselves and other road users, unless the government responds to concerns, Unite the union has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 September 2019

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    When lanyards can injure: what every employer should know

    A series of road traffic collisions has resulted in police warning drivers to remove their lanyards while driving. If you or your employees wear lanyards when driving, you risk serious injury.

    By Ben Pepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 15 August 2019

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    Reckless driving on the spot

    Back in 2016, Biffa, a leading national recycling and waste management provider, launched a campaign to tackle the risk of workers being injured while collecting waste by motorists driving on pavements.

    By Dave West, regional health and safety coach, Biffa   on 01 May 2018

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    Drivers and couriers exposed to 'unacceptable risks' on the roads, says UCL report

    A report on gig economy drivers and couriers has uncovered a litany of risk factors that its authors say may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a crash.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 August 2018