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London’s ban on “unsafe lorries”: new legislation

Posted on 31st Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With HGVs still proving to be a major hazard to cyclists, a new legislation has been imposed in London, with the aims of combatting the problem. To make HGVs safer for both the driver and other road users, they must now be fitted with a certain type of mirror if entering London. Any HGVs found within the London area without these new mirrors will be deemed unsafe, and the driver will face a fine of up to £1,000.

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VT Crashcam Plus: For fully secured footage

Posted on 25th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Vehicle safety is key to the Vision Techniques business. We want to help all users of the road by enhancing road safety and ensuring drivers get all the help and assistance they need to do their job well. As a result of this, we’re constantly developing new products and innovating current products to give our customers exactly what they need. The CrashCAM PLUS is the latest addition to our Driving Event Recorder range. Supporting up to 32GB of memory, the CrashCAM PLUS is the best in dashboard technology for ensuring and enhancing driver and cyclist safety.

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How drivers can become more vigilant

Posted on 24th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With the number of cyclists on Britain’s roads on the rise, there’s never been a better time to get clued up on road safety and ensure you’re cycle-aware. Whether cycling for recreational purposes or as day-to-day transport, it’s important that drivers are aware of the potential incidents that can happen between cyclists and motor vehicles and how to prevent them from occurring. From general awareness to cycle safety technology, we’ll be sharing just how to deal with the rise of cyclists in today’s blog.

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Why inner city cycle accidents are so high

Posted on 17th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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While many cyclist accidents occur in rural and residential areas, it’s actually on inner city roads that the majority of accidents are recorded. On the busy city roads in London, a cyclist has an accident with a vehicle approximately once every two hours – that’s 12 crashes every day.

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New VT TurnAware video shows cyclist detection LIVE

Posted on 11th Aug, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

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Today we’re posting a brand new video which we recently filmed of our cyclist detection system VT TurnAware featuring at RWM this year – with perfect detection of an approaching cyclist.

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Why waste management vehicles are the safest they’ve ever been

Posted on 10th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Historically, waste management vehicles have brought many road safety risks to Britain’s roads. Between 2001 to 2002, and 2009 to 2010 there were a total of 57 fatalities in the waste management and recycling industry. These fatalities were the result of workers or members of the public being hit by a moving vehicle. While these numbers are a huge improvement on previous years, the most recent technologies being designed have contributed to even more progress in waste management vehicles’ safety.

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Vision Techniques at RWM 2015

Posted on 3rd Aug, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

Join Vision Techniques at RWM 2015 to see our brand new cyclist detection system VT TurnAware, unique in the waste industry as the only cyclist safety system that uses video analytics instead of ultrasonics – preventing annoying false alarming.

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VT TurnAware: Bringing cyclist safety to industry

Posted on 3rd Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With cyclist safety being high on the waste and resource sector’s agenda, we’ve been out and about, exhibiting some of our latest products to those in the industry.

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