road safety

Fleet managers urged to increase mobile phone safety measures

01/03/2022

With just weeks to go until changes are made to UK driving laws surrounding the use of mobile phones, fleet managers are being urged to take urgent action to protect their business and their drivers.

Fleet managers urged to increase safety measures around mobile phone use

15/02/2022

Fleet managers are being urged to take action to protect their staff from the risks posed by using a mobile phone while driving in light of imminent changes to the law.

Shapps urged to adopt vehicle safety measures

02/02/2022

Six Former transport ministers have written to the current transport secretary Grant Shapps urging the Government to adopt new vehicle safety measures to help ‘reduce deaths and injuries’ on UK roads.

How safe are your tyres?

23/09/2021

Phil Clifford explains the importance of clear record-keeping when it comes to looking after your tyres.

Mindfulness course for professional drivers launched

16/09/2021

A new programme focusing on fleet safety and the wellbeing of professional drivers has been launched this week.

Cardiff Council focuses on safety with order of Mercedes impact protection vehicles

01/04/2021

The city council has ordered two new Mercedes-Benz Econic impact protection vehicles to help improve the safety of its highways team.

DVS goes into force across London

01/03/2021

The new lorry safety scheme known as Direct Vision Standard (DVS) went into force across London today as part of the effort to reduce the number of accidents involving heavy vehicles.

FORS to reduce annual subscription fee

24/02/2021

FORS has announced that it will reduce its annual subscription fee for new and existing members from 1st March in a move designed to assist fleet operators during the pandemic.

Preparing for the post-pandemic world

17/02/2021

Vehicle fleets and drivers should be at the heart of any organisation’s post- pandemic business strategy, says Fleet Industry Advisory Group chairman Ian Housley.

Fleets need to be aware of impact of pandemic on mental health, software specialist says

28/01/2021

Fleets need to be aware of the growing impact of the pandemic on mental health and any subsequent safety risks to drivers, FleetCheck is warning.

Direct Vision Standard ‘allow list’ provides HGV operators with 90-day grace period

20/01/2021

Fleets who start the process of becoming compliant with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) before 1 March but who are yet to receive a safety permit will be put on an ‘allow list’ allowing 90-days before they incur any penalty.

FIAG publishes guide to rolling out post-COVID fleet strategies

20/01/2021

The Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) has published a new guide to help companies roll out a post-COVID-19 fleet strategy amid safety and compliance concerns.

Brigade Electronics launches new vehicle turning indicator alarm

19/01/2021

Provider of vehicle safety systems Brigade Electronics has launched a new indicator warning alarm to alert vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning.

London DVS’ ‘hidden deadline’ puts HGV operators at risk

08/12/2020

Fleet managers have been warned that there is a ‘hidden deadline’ to applying for Transport for London’s (TfL) Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit.

FORS reminds drivers of safety advice for ‘busy winter season’

30/11/2020

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is encouraging van drivers to ensure safe and efficient driving is at the forefront of their minds, as the seasonal boom in eCommerce makes roads busier.

Brightmile and DriveTech agree new partnership

10/11/2020

The no-hardware telematics company Brightmile have agreed a new partnership with the AA-owned DriveTech to help improve fleet safety.

Torbay Council enhances waste and recycling fleet with live camera systems

05/11/2020

Torbay Council is equipping its waste and recycling collection vehicles with the latest live camera recording systems to enhance the safety of residents and crews.

Operators at risk from Direct Vision Standard ‘confusion’

17/08/2020

The confusion surrounding Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) legislation is putting operators at risk, claims a leading road safety expert.

FORS launches training package to tackle driver fatigue

04/08/2020

The accreditation scheme FORS has launched a new training package designed to help fleet managers better manage driver fatigue.

Go Ahead London replaces wing mirrors with cameras

29/07/2020

Go Ahead, London’s largest operator, has replaced the wing mirrors of 100 vehicles with cameras to help reduce accidents.

Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced

29/06/2020

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

What does the future hold for the fleet sector?

23/06/2020

Future Fleet Forum always stimulates debate, and the round table discussion that took place before the conference saw manufacturers, policy makers, and local authority representatives from around the world share their thoughts on pressing industry issues from safety to skills. Lotte Debell reports.

Fleet managers told to take zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug drivers

11/06/2020

Fleet managers should take a zero-tolerance approach to tackle drink and drug-driving, says new guidance from Global Fleet Champions campaign.

Councils get new powers to tackle misuse of cycle lanes

10/06/2020

Local authorities will be given the power to use CCTV to fine drivers who misuse mandatory cycle lanes, the Government has announced.

The rise of AI-integrated dash cam solutions

21/05/2020

Derek Bryan explains how AI is keeping an eye on road safety to give fleet managers a helping hand.

MOTS for heavy goods vehicles suspended in response to coronavirus outbreak

24/03/2020

The Government has suspended MOTs for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) for up to three months as part of the effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hire company experiences over 50% reduction in risk thanks to telematics solution

11/02/2020

A tool hire company has experienced a 56% reduction in overall risk year-over-year thanks to Lytx video telematics and analytics solutions which have helped improve driver performance.

Ever decreasing circles - a new project to reduce driving movement, CO2 and congestion

19/09/2019

Inefficient delivery management at construction sites in London is responsible for pumping thousands of tonnes of CO2 into the environment every year, increases the risk of collisions, and adds to congestion in an already congested city. Noel Byrne tells LAPV about a new app that aims to solve this problem by managing deliveries in real-time.

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