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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Where are the blind spots on a HGV?

Posted on 30th Jun, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

Where are the blind spots on a HGV?

Although lorries make up just 4% of London’s traffic, they’re responsible for more than 50% of the cycling fatalities. The main reason behind accidents involving cyclists and HGVs is the blind spot problem, which often leaves cyclists out of sight and at risk. Through better awareness of HGV blind spots and the use of safety technology, the blind spot problem can be greatly reduced.

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How can vehicle CCTV improve safety standards for your fleet?

Posted on 30th Jun, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

How can vehicle CCTV improve safety standards for your fleet?

Looking after and monitoring your fleet can be quite a challenge. In 2014 alone, 150 company vehicles were involved in road traffic accidents, according to Roadsafe. The claims of such accidents total around £2 billion each year. While accidents do happen, there are plenty of ways to minimise your exposure to and risk of accidents – vehicle CCTV systems providing a critical solution.

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Can reversing cameras create a safer working environment?

Posted on 23rd Jun, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

Can reversing cameras create a safer working environment

Nearly 25% of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur while a vehicle is reversing. Many more reversing-related accidents result in injury or damage to vehicles, equipment and premises too. The way to reduce these accidents is really quite simple; all you need to do is fit your vehicle with a reversing camera.

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Award-winning rollaway system to be launched at Hillhead

Posted on 22nd Jun, 2016 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques will be officially launching their award winning system VT BrakeSafe which prevents vehicle rollaway at Hillhead in Buxton this year.

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BrakeSafe becomes an Award Winning System after Tipex 2016

Posted on 13th Jun, 2016 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques winner of the Innovation Award 2016 after a successful few days at the Tipex show this year.

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Should reversing cameras be compulsory?

Posted on 10th Jun, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

Should reversing cameras be compulsory

Reversing accidents are one of the biggest causes of death and injury at work, and continue to be one of the biggest dangers on today’s roads. In fact, HSE research shows that 25% of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur when vehicles are reversing. With this in mind, it begs the question: Should reversing cameras be compulsory?

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Will a 1m passing distance benefit cyclist safety?

Posted on 8th Jun, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

Will a 1m passing distance benefit cyclist safety?

Cyclist safety is still a huge topic in today’s news and has come to light once again following a new petition. The petition, launched in May, has called for a legal minimum passing distance when drivers overtake cyclists. While the Highway Code already advises motorists to leave plenty of room when passing cyclists, will implementation of this new law enforce the issue or not make a difference at all?

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