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Should Dashboard Cameras Be Compulsory For All Road Users?

Posted on 23rd Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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Dashcams are fast becoming a staple of British roads, and are finding increasingly widespread use amongst both the private and corporate communities – including the commercial HGV and logistics industries, as operators of fleet vehicles are finding it especially helpful. With the dashcams industry showing no signs of slowing down, a question is arising in the motor industry: should dashcams be made compulsory for all new vehicles?

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The Role Of Reversing Cameras In Modern Society

Posted on 19th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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Reversing cameras – also known as rear view cameras – were once regarded as a luxury addition to private vehicles, available to only the wealthiest of owners. Fast forward to today, however, and they’re used across a range of industries and with a variety of applications (for example, not only can they make parking easier, but also constantly record from a vehicle’s rear while on the road, guarding against any accidents). This week, we examine how these devices went from a novelty addition to an essential safety feature.

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Vehicle Camera System Saves Over £6000 For Hampshire Firm

Posted on 8th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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At Vision Techniques, we’re firm believers in the power of vehicle monitoring systems to protect fleet owners and operators from litigation. This point has been comprehensively demonstrated in a recent event to hit the news, in which a roadside assistance firm found one of their drivers involved in a dual-carriageway collision. In this case, the on-board recording equipment captured the incident in its entirety, conclusively proving the driver was not at fault and saving the company thousands of pounds in repair and legal costs.

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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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