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Professional drivers targeted by new Scottish road safety framework

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 03 March 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The Scottish Road Safety Framework has been recently presented, with the ambituous goal of no-one killed or injured on the road by 2050. The document has especially focussed on the reduction of the number of accidents involving those who drive for work.

According to official data shared by Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2018-19 driving accounted for 18 of the 29 work-related deaths in Scotland, making driving the most dangerous work activity. This is posing a risk to all road users, especially because of the increase of LGVs on the roads and the growth of the grey fleet (according to Transport Scotland, 1.1 million private vehicles are used for business in Scotland).

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Categories: Safe Driving, fleet safety

Dashcam helps van driver after crash with sports car

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 24 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

A Leicestershire haulage firm said its decision to install cameras to its fleet had been vindicated after a driver was cleared of writing off a £180,000 Lamborghini thanks to dashcam footage.

The crash, involving a Leicestershire-based Crouch Logistics vehicle working on a UPS contract, occurred in Northampton on November 27.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety

Steel company fined after driver is killed in a loading operation

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 17 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The company PCR Steel has been fined this February after a driver was fatally injured by steelwork, which fell from a telehandler forklift truck during loading.

The incident dates back to April 2019. The driver was performing an unplanned lifting operation, loading a metal balcony base frame onto a flatbed trailer, when the incident occurred. The load was not secured and the balcony frame weighing approximately 400kg fell and crushed the 47-year-old man, who had been standing on the back of the trailer bed.

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Categories: Fleet Management, fleet safety, Health and Safety at work

Is the use of seat belts a forgotten road safety priority?

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 10 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Despite all the safety technology coming into use these days it seems the attention of drivers has decreased on a more "basic" safety item that is still extremely effective: seat belts.

The first legal requirement to wear a seat belt in the front seats of vehicles came into effect in the UK in 1983 and by 1991, seat belt wearing was a legal requirement in all seating positions and wearing rates were higher than 90%. Amongst the road safety community there was a feeling this constituted a ‘job well done.’ But according to recent numbers, it seems we forgot it.

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Categories: distracted driving, dangerous driving, fleet safety

Mobile phone use behind the wheel: some eye-opening campaigns

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 03 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The use of mobile phone behind the wheel is one of the unfortunately many distracted driving habits that are contributing factors in many crashes that could unfortunately lead to injuries or to fatalities. The use of smartphones while driving is particularly dangerous as it does not only take away the driver's mind off the task of driving, but also implies a manual distraction (hands are not on the steering wheel) and a visual one (eyes are off the road).

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, fleet safety

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