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Safety Day South: All You Need To Know

Posted on 16th May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Following on from the successful Safety Roadshow 2016, Vision Techniques will be doing more Safety Days in 2017. The first one of 2017 is taking place at the Thruxton Motorsport Centre on 15th June.

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HGVs And Cyclist Safety: What Should This Driver Have Done?

Posted on 10th May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

The HGV industry has been in the spotlight again in recent weeks, this time in the context of cyclist safety. This is largely due to a video posted by a disgruntled cyclist involving a Sainsbury’s HGV. It’s drawn a vast number of differing opinions, prompting a national discussion about correct driving procedure for HGVs (and even motorists at large).

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Runaway HGV Narrowly Avoids Causing Pile Up In Staffordshire

Posted on 3rd May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Runaway lorries are an unfortunately all too common problem on today’s roads, despite the plethora of technology aimed at preventing them. Recently, one such event occurred on the A50 in Staffordshire, in which a runaway lorry crashed into the central reservation of a dual carriageway. Luckily there were no fatalities, or even any minor injuries. However, this was almost entirely down to luck, and it could have very easily been a much more tragic event.

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How Does The Direct Vision Standard Affect You?

Posted on 26th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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The Direct Vision Standard is a proposed measure for London’s roads that, if successful, could possibly see wider adoption across the country. Under this standard, it’s estimated that the number of HGVs in London could be halved by 2024. So how would this affect haulage operators and drivers, and would it be a positive change?

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How To Avoid Becoming A Crash For Cash Victim

Posted on 18th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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Crash for cash schemes are still a big problem on Britain’s roads, estimated to account for almost half of motor insurance fraud. The term refers to when criminals deliberately engineer a crash in order to claim on an innocent motorist’s insurance. HGV drivers have been amongst those regularly targeted in crash for cash schemes, partially due to their increased stopping distance. So, how can you avoid becoming a victim?

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Live demonstrations at the CV Show 2017

Posted on 4th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques will be attending the CV Show again this year and for the first time ever will have a vehicle on stand demonstrating all of their systems. They will be on stand 4H76 with BrakeSafe, TurnAware, and VT Record being highlighted this year.

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What Are The Advantages Of In-Vehicle Cameras?

Posted on 31st Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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Whether it’s an in-cab DVR like VT Record or a driver CCTV system like VT TurnAware, due to their sheer versatility there are numerous benefits that HGVs vehicle cameras can provide. These benefits are many and varied – extending not just to you as a fleet manager, but also to your drivers themselves and other road users at large.

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Vision Techniques are bringing their Safety Roadshow to the South

Posted on 31st Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

After the success of the Safety Days in 2016, which took place across the UK, Vision Techniques are proud to announce that they will be coming Thruxton Racecourse on 15th June.

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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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