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Young rural drivers at risk

Posted on 30th Apr, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

Statistics from Road Safety Analysis show that young drivers living in rural areas are 37% more likely to have an injury from a crash than their urban counterparts.

The research has revealed some staggering facts about young rural drivers.

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Cash-for-crash crime wave sweeps across Britain

Posted on 24th Apr, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

crashcamWith cash-for-crash scheme convictions taking place all over the country, fleet operators should be taking steps to combat the crooks.

In one of the most prominent cases, three men who deliberately caused a car crash that led to another collision in which a woman died were sentenced to 10 years each. It was the first time that somebody had been killed as a result of a cash-for-crash scam.

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CrashCAM™ a success at the CV Show

Posted on 24th Apr, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

cv-showOur new CrashCAM™ product impressed hundreds of Transport Managers at the Commercial Vehicle Show this month.

With all the current media focus on the notorious cash-for-crash scams around the country, it’s no wonder the product gained so much popularity at the show, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Another London cyclist killed by a lorry turning left

Posted on 24th Apr, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

cyclistThe mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called for a ban on HGVs unless they are fitted with cycle-safety measures, following yet another cyclist death.

The bicycle caught under the wheels of the construction ‘tipper’ lorry as the cyclist and the driver both turned left in rush hour traffic.

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360° cameras could cut waste industry accidents, says HSE

Posted on 24th Apr, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

wasteThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said that fitting 360° cameras to waste vehicles could significantly reduce accidents in the industry.

Commenting on 360° camera technology, HSE Chair Mrs Hackitt said: “If these camera systems were fitted on all waste collection vehicles it would reduce the number of serious and sometimes fatal accidents involving employees and members of the public? It’s got to be worthy of consideration.”

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Top 5 Weekly Car Checks for Every Motorist

Posted on 11th Apr, 2013 by Jonathan Peach


Sstop mechanic 4We all love the idea of jumping into our car and driving to destination without much thought about what keeps the vehicle running. However, there are simple car checks that every motorist should undertake every week to ensure their vehicle remains on the road and reduces the cost of lengthy car service at the garage.

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Don’t miss the Commercial Vehicle Show this month

Posted on 3rd Apr, 2013 by Michael Cain

commercial-vehicle-showAfter a successful few days at the OWL Roadshow and the Dingbro Commercial Vehicle Trade night, we thought we’d give you a sneak preview into our next upcoming show.

The Commercial Vehicle Show 2013 is only a few weeks away so don’t forget to come and see us at the NEC, Birmingham, on 9-11 April.

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Top 10 reasons why you should have a Crashcam (‘Cash For Crash’ Accident Recorder)

Posted on 3rd Apr, 2013 by Michael Cain

puttin-the-brakes-onAre you worried about people claiming against you in crashes that aren’t your fault?

Well, there’s a cost effective mobile DVR which will take care of this little problem for you, as well as solving many other driving headaches.

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Reversing camera kits steer HGV drivers out of trouble

Posted on 3rd Apr, 2013 by Michael Cain

reversing-camera-kitsAlthough the public perception of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is poor, they are statistically much safer than cars.

They are seen as dangerous machines that dominate the road and cause collisions even though they have half as many accidents per miles travelled as cars.

But their shear weight and size means that accidents are even more brutal when an HGV is involved.

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Putting the brakes on crash-for-cash scams

Posted on 3rd Apr, 2013 by Michael Cain

puttin-the-brakes-onA new report from the Insurers Fraud Bureau (IFB) claims that so-called crash-for-cash scams are costing insurers £392m a year in inflated insurance premiums.

This is a disaster for owners of large fleets of vehicles, costing their businesses vast amounts each year in erroneous claims.

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