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Truck driver in jail after causing fatal crash while using mobile phone

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 19 January 2022 09:00:00 GMT

A truck driver has been jailed for more than eight years after his HGV struck multiple vehicles, killing three people. Ion Onut was checking out dating sites on his mobile phone when he crashed his Scania truck into slow moving traffic on the northbound carriageway of the A1(M) last July. 

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Categories: mobile phone misuse, distracted driving, mobile phone use behind the wheel, dangerous driving


Distracted driver sentenced to imprisonment

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 04 August 2021 09:00:00 BST

Derek Holland, a 59-year-old lorry driver from Sutton Avenue, Seaford, was sentenced last week for dangerous driving and three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving for a collision dating back to August 2020.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, dangerous driving, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


Police on an anonymous HGV catches distracted drivers

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 21 July 2021 09:00:00 BST

Police driving an unmarked HGV cab have caught motorists on the motorway breaking the law, with 85 offences detected during a week-long operation.

The operation, known as Operation Tramline, has been conducted in the UK by West Mercia Police teaming up with Highways England.

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Categories: distracted driving, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


Top 6 consequences of distracted driving and how to prevent them

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 05 May 2021 09:00:00 BST

As a fleet manager, you might be already well aware of the dangers of distracted driving or have experienced first hand distracted driving accidents. But despite we all know (or should know) distracted driving is something we all need to avoid, statistics still show an increase in this dangerous behaviour: according to WHO, the proportion of drivers using mobile phones while driving has increased over the past 5–10 years, ranging from 1% to up to 11%.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, distraction while driving, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


42 collisions per day caused by distracted driving in Colorado

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 07 April 2021 09:00:00 BST

The American state of Colorado has recently published figures on distracted driving for the distracted driving awareness month and to sensitize about safety as more people are hitting the road for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to such data, 15,000 distracted driving crashes happen each year in Colorado, totalling an average of 42 crashes every day. 42 times where lives are put at risk due to a preventable and careless decision.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, News, Stats & Facts


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