Road Safety

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    Campaigners applaud lorry driver facilities investment but call for further action

    Campaign groups have welcomed the UK Government’s announcement this week of a £16.5 million investment to upgrade facilities at 38 truck stops throughout England, but say there is more work to do to further improve working conditions for HGV drivers.

    By Kerry Reals on 05 March 2024

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    How do we get people to change behaviours to improve safety on our roads?

    National Highways takes a variety of behavioural, social and physical factors into account when seeking to enable, engage and support people to drive safely on England’s motorways and major A-roads.

    By Deirdre O’Reilly, National Highways on 08 January 2024

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    Fleet safety technology: a wealth of options

    The technology that can be fitted to heavy goods vehicles to reduce the risk they pose to vulnerable road users is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and also offers other benefits, such as helping businesses defend themselves from fraudulent insurance claims in the event of a collision in which their driver are blameless.

    By Emily Hardy, Brigade Electronics plc on 13 November 2023

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    Case studies: how excellent management of occupational road risk pays dividends

    Safety & Health Excellence Awards this year had a brand-new category: Best Driver Risk Management Performance. It was sponsored by National Highways, through its Driving for Better Business programme.

    By Driving for Better Business on 09 November 2023

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    Lone worker technology and video telematics: a powerful combination for driver safety

    Video telematics technology fitted to vehicles can now be combined with lone worker alarms so at-work drivers can immediately summon help in the event of problems like collisions, assaults, thefts and medical emergencies.

    By Sam Footer, SureCam on 09 November 2023

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    Driving for work: always quantify the risk

    By carefully assessing factors such as the type of vehicles used for work purposes, drivers’ attitudes to road safety and data from vehicle telematics, employers can target their driver training to maximise the chance of reducing the risk of collisions and eliminating the danger their drivers pose to other road users.

    By Nick Butler, Drivetech on 08 November 2023

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    Navigating the changing fleet risk landscape

    Although there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to managing work-related road risk, it’s crucial that businesses have an evolving and proactive fleet safety strategy that keeps abreast of changes in legislation, is implemented from the top down and targets continuous improvement.

    By Nigel Lawrence, Applied Driving on 08 November 2023

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    Fleet and video telematics: why prevention is now key

    Advances in fleet and video telematics, increasingly powered by AI and machine vision, are making it much easier and quicker to spot, correct and therefore prevent unsafe driver behaviour, like speeding.

    By Steve Thomas, Inseego UK Ltd on 06 November 2023

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    Staying safe on the road

    Everyone in a business can play a vital role in minimising the risk from at-work driving, but this message will quickly become lost unless directors and managers are genuinely committed to improving road safety and always set a good example when it comes to driver safety.

    By Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business on 06 November 2023

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    Managing work-related road risk with vehicle safety technology

    Work-related road safety has been high on the agenda in recent years and, as greater numbers of people have returned to the roads following the end of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in 2021, there has been a corresponding increase in road casualties.

    By Matthew Sulley, Pinsent Masons LLP on 10 November 2022