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Stay on top of your legal and social obligations to ensure the safety of your fleets and drivers here.

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Corporate Manslaughter Act and duty of care

An employer’s duty of care car checklistEmployee holds a valid driving licence The car has a current MOT if more than three years old The vehicle is insured for business use The car is...
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Kill this lethal habit of social media at the wheel

NEARLY a fifth of motorists who have used social media at the wheel believe they can check or update their Twitter or Facebook accounts and drive safely at the same time.And...
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Future may be behind you with crunch factor benchmarking tool

Bodies in RoadSafe-led DfBB’s Fleet Safety Benchmarking Project:Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme Interactive Driving Systems, global provider of driver safety management solutions RoSPA TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) Fleet ForumSTONE CHIPS, low-speed reversing collisions or high...
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Health and safety fines rise to up to £10 million under new guidelines

New health and safety penalty scale based on business turnoverFines up to £10 million for large organisations (annual turnover over £50m) Fines up to £4 million for medium-sized organisations (turnover £10m to £50m) Fines up...
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Check it! You can’t afford to turn blind eye to drivers’ poor vision

EMPLOYERS who insist new members of staff have a medical before joining them are hardly likely to accept a retrospective one.Yet that’ s exactly what businesses do when it comes to...
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Brace yourselves: Half of drivers can’t change a wheel

Worrying ignoranceLess than 50% of drivers across major UK cities, including Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, London and Newcastle, know how to carry out basic tasks, such as changing a wheel, checking brake...
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Car and van drivers facing harsher mobile phone penalties

Proposed penalties for driver's hand-held phone useFor cars, vans, motorbikes - increase from 3 to 4 penalty points Points double from 3 to 6 for drivers of larger vehicles such as HGVs Fixed penalty increase from...
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Festive tips to help business drivers stay safe

WITH temperatures set to plummet this winter and the festive season upon us, here are 12 Days of Christmas festive driving tips to help drivers stay safe.Provided by experts across the Alphabet team,...
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Soaring price for failing in your duty of care

SMEs are often told about their “duty of care” to their employees, but how many know what it consists of or the potential severity of the punishment if they fail to...
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Volvo helps SMEs cut road risks of most dangerous month

The November risk factorSerious pedestrian casualty incidents rise from an average low of 397 in August to a peak of 565 in November (2010-2014 data) Serious car user casualties also peak in...
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‘Crash’ course helps managers deal with accidents

TRL, the Transport Research Laboratory, has launched a new vehicle accident investigation course for fleet, operation and health and safety managers that should help reduce insurance costs.What participants will learn: TRL says they...
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Five facts to drive safely in fog

FLIGHTS delayed, crawling traffic, jams caused by crunches, idiots driving without lights, more idiots who don't know when to turn them off - guess what, it's the season for fog! And...
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Allianz launches Lightfoot risk management deal to lift fleet safety and give drivers chance...

FLEET insurer Allianz Commercial is offering Lightfoot's risk management tool to commercial vehicle insurance customers at a discount to improve fleet driver safety and efficiency.Lightfoot benefits:Decrease in the rate of accidents Reduced fuel costs Minimal...
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Clock change signals new dangers

IT'S that time of the year again when the clocks go back an hour to signal the end of British summertime, but this year it signals even more of a wake-up...
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Driving eyesight regulations

THE news that hundreds of drivers have had their licences revoked for failing a roadside eye test should sound alarm bells with company car managers.Most would have been aware that new...
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How to make sure your company cars are legal

IT can be a bit of a headache running a small fleet - especially if you don’t want to fall foul of the law.And it’s not just a case of making...
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Use of telematics is first step to fewer accidents and increased driver safety

NEW research released by LeasePlan UK, part of the world’s leading fleet management organisation, reveals that the use of in-vehicle telematics could significantly alter and improve driver behaviour. 38% of drivers stated...
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Company car drivers clock up more motoring fines

BUSINESS car managers have been warned that their driving employees clocked up nearly £10M in motoring fines and penalties in 2014, up 16.5% on the previous year.According to the annual Company...
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ADT sees record fleet sector growth in legal compliance, driver safety and duty of...

APPLIED Driving Techniques (ADT) has reported a surge of companies teaming up with them in a bid to achieve higher standards of road safety, operational performance and Duty of Care.ADT has...
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Saving SMEs money is a safe bet for Volvo

What's included in the free Volvo CoPilot safery packageCover for up to 20 drivers Fleet policy Handbooks for 20 drivers Licence checks Online risk assesmentSME fleet operators are being offered a unique safety package that...
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