Posted on 23rd Feb, 2017 by Jonathan Peach
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.
Posted on 16th Feb, 2017 by Jonathan Peach
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
Posted on 6th Feb, 2017 by Jonathan Peach
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.
Posted on 30th Jan, 2017 by Jonathan Peach
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.
Posted on 23rd Jan, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
We’ve got some exciting changes on the way… we are proud to announce the re-brand and re-launch of our VT parts and accessories online store!
Products available to buy online include vehicle warning signage, mirrors, reversing alarms, vehicle proximity sensors, wheel nut indicators, beacons and lightbars, tyre pressure sensors (TPMS), vehicle security kits and various components and accessories to compliment our existing specialist systems.
Posted on 23rd Jan, 2017 by Jonathan Peach
It’s common knowledge that Heavy Goods Vehicles are far more dangerous than other traffic, especially when driven badly or irresponsibly. According to research published in 2015, more than half of fatal road accidents on motorways involve HGVs, and they’re five times as likely to be involved in a fatal accident on a minor road than any other traffic. So what makes them so dangerous, and how can we make them safer?
Posted on 13th Jan, 2017 by Ben Earnshaw
As any driver knows, the dangers of nighttime driving are well documented, and the winter season sees us driving at night for longer and more frequently than any other time of year. But although there are lots of well-known hazards to driving at night, there are others which aren’t quite so obvious.
Posted on 13th Jan, 2017 by Ben Earnshaw
The next big thing in the international motoring industry, self-driving cars have been grabbing a lot of headlines of late. Though they potentially offer private drivers a whole host of benefits, the technology is still in its infancy, which can be especially problematic when applied to commercial and municipal vehicles like HGVs. Even when it develops further, there are still hurdles it may never be able to overcome.
Posted on 4th Jan, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Vision Techniques are all set to attend this years’ popular RedBridge Transport event, this year focusing on “Meeting the Transport Challenges of 2017 and beyond”
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the London Borough of Redbridge will be holding their sixth annual compliance event on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at Ilford, East London, with the keynote speaker yet to be confirmed.
Posted on 30th Dec, 2016 by Ben Earnshaw
Car insurance fraud – including “crash for cash” scams – costs the insurance industry almost £400 million a year. Motorists, however, are beginning to make a stand – investing in vehicle technology to protect themselves. Dashboard cameras are one of the technologies on the rise – with commercial and municipal vehicles already seeing a decline in “crash for cash” claims against them thanks to their use.