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Issues facing courier drivers in urban areas

Posted on 13th Jul, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Light Good Vehicles are highly prominent on Britain’s roads – from motorways right through to urban areas. In fact, the number of vans in Britain has been rising 2.5 times more quickly than cars in recent years and now account for about one in 10 of the country’s vehicles.

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Why more companies are choosing vehicle safety technology

Posted on 29th Jun, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

With the increasing number of cyclists using roads across the UK, there is a growing challenge to ensure their safety in conjunction with other road users. In recent years there have been a number of high profile incidents involving both cyclists and larger vehicles that have resulted in a cyclist fatality.

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Ensure cyclist safety with HGV cycle safety technology

Posted on 25th Jun, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With cyclist safety still being high on the Vision Techniques agenda, we thought we’d take a closer look at HGV cycle safety technology and how it can decrease the number of accidents on the road.

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The Evolution of Cyclist detection by Vision Techniques

Posted on 16th Jun, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

Cyclist Detection

Cyclist detection for larger vehicles like LGV and HGV’s is becoming a priority for vehicles driving within busy city centres, specifically London. Many vehicles follow safety operators schemes like FORS and CLOCS to improve their vehicle safety and lower the risk of cyclist accidents, however the current technology in place to detect cyclists has been described as flawed and outdated. Continue reading

Completely FREE cyclist safety systems!

Posted on 26th Jan, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

 

Button_MessageTo celebrate 25 years of delivering innovative safety systems we’re giving away our cyclist awareness system, TurnAlarm with our DVR recording systems.

The VT TurnAlarm system is a high visibility audio and visual warning device that will alert of imminent danger, protecting vulnerable road users.

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Keeping safe on the road: Top tips for cyclists

Posted on 14th Jan, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Not a month goes by without serious cyclist fatalities on Britain’s roads. Each year, around 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured as a result of road accidents. We’re taking measures here at Vision Techniques to reduce these accidents on the roads, through clever technology implemented into vehicles. Cyclists can help themselves too by taking simple measures and following road safety advice, which can help save lives.

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Barclays Cycle Safety Action Plan – Safer Roads for Cyclists

Posted on 23rd Dec, 2014 by Jonathan Peach

Barclays Cycle Safety Action Plan

Collisions between cyclists and lorries are all too frequent on Britain’s roads, contributing to more than their fair share of accident statistics. Serious injury and even fatalities are not uncommon, which is why Barclays have created a Cycle Safety Action plan to help cyclists stay safe on the roads.

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Introduction of the Safer Lorries Scheme

Posted on 10th Dec, 2014 by Jonathan Peach

Safer Lorries Scheme

HGVs and lorries are currently involved in more than their fair share of accidents. Large vehicles are tricky to manoeuvre and even experienced drivers have difficulty maintaining a broad field of awareness at all times. In 2013, lorries were involved in 9 out of 14 incidents leading to cyclist fatalities according to Citizen Space.

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Action to stop killing cyclists

Posted on 4th Dec, 2014 by Jonathan Peach

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Injuries resulting from incidents between cyclists and vehicles on Britain’s roads continue to rise. While there’s been a fall in fatalities (which could just be the result of the UK’s ever improving healthcare system and hospitals), there have been increases in serious injuries. In 2013, serious injuries were 31% higher than the average over 2005 – 2009, despite actions to try and raise the awareness of safety on today’s roads.

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TurnSafe is front page news in November MVO magazine

Posted on 13th Nov, 2014 by Dominic Benabda

This month our article with customers ranging from North and South of the border with VT systems is front page news in industry favourite ‘MVO Magazine’.

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