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Key Lessons We’ve Learned From HGV Accidents

Posted on 24th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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Laws and regulations on HGVs are changing all the time. There are a number of reasons for this – foremost amongst them is a need to consistently reflect high standards of safety, not just for HGV drivers but also the road users around them. Sometimes these changes have been implemented over a period, whereas others have been introduced in direct response to disasters on our roads. This week, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the lessons we’ve learned from HGV accidents.

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The Most Common Reasons HGVs Fail Their MOTs

Posted on 20th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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In the financial year of 2015-6, a total of 417,767 MoT tests of Heavy Goods Vehicles were undertaken, with some quite interesting results. Out of these tests:

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Vision Techniques had another Successful CLOCS Show

Posted on 16th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Once again Vision Techniques attended the CLOCS show at the Excel, London. The event took place on the 14th March 2017, with cyclist safety systems and the new rollaway prevention system BrakeSafe being highlighted.

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New live and fully integrated vehicle and driver compliance service launched

Posted on 16th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Three leading vehicle and driver compliance specialists have come together to launch a revolutionary new joint initiative that gives real-time visibility of all compliance issues on a single dashboard.

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BrakeSafe highlighted at Labyrinth Safety Circle

Posted on 10th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques had a very successful day at the Labyrinth Safety Circle event showcasing their rollaway prevention system BrakeSafe.

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Differences Between VT Stopsafe And Brakesafe

Posted on 9th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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At Vision Techniques, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of safety solutions to help protect the physical wellbeing of road users and pedestrians alike. VT Stopsafe and VT Brakesafe are just two of these solutions. Although they both dramatically improve road safety, they each do it in quite separate and distinct ways.

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Preparing Against HGV Collisions Abroad

Posted on 23rd Feb, 2017 by Jonathan Peach

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Drivers of Heavy Goods Vehicles may often find themselves called upon to make international journeys, whether that’s just across the Channel or further afield in Europe. While our blog last week goes into detail about the laws to be aware of when driving abroad, HGV drivers should also ensure they’re prepared in more immediate physical terms for the journey before setting off.

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Across Borders: Differences In International Driving Laws

Posted on 16th Feb, 2017 by Jonathan Peach

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HGV drivers are no strangers to international journeys, so it’s important to be aware in the differences in driving laws when crossing sovereign boundaries. We’ve taken the opportunity to detail some of the most pivotal ones for you – especially those of our immediate European neighbours – so that you can be prepared before you set of

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Changing Navigation Techniques For HGVs

Posted on 6th Feb, 2017 by Jonathan Peach

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Heavy Goods Vehicles have been making headlines again recently, and unfortunately it’s not always been in a positive light. A rise in HGV collisions, blockages and other awkward immobilisations on public roads are being attributed to drivers using satnavs that are intended for smaller vehicles. Frequently, these incidents are leading to miles-long tailbacks, making local officials increasingly vocal in demanding a solution.

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How To Keep Cyclists Safe: Avoiding HGV Collisions

Posted on 30th Jan, 2017 by Jonathan Peach

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Cyclist safety is a massive national concern, especially for those in urban environments, and is a big issue for us at Vision Techniques. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on our roads went up by 59%, which is an unnerving figure to say the least, and current London mayor Sadiq Khan made it a focal point of his campaign. HGVs were involved in the vast majority of these accidents, despite making up a tiny proportion of normal road traffic.

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