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Official Launch of BrakeSafe by Vision Techniques at CV Show 2016

Posted on 21st Apr, 2016 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques, vehicle safety experts for over 25 years, are officially launching their failsafe handbraking system at the CV Show this year.

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How important is driver welfare?

Posted on 15th Apr, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

How important is driver welfare

Looking after employees’ welfare is of upmost importance to all businesses, but what about when a driver is unfit for work? Every year, accidents occur as a result of a driver being unfit for work – due to health issues. While a driver should always update their employer of any changes to their health, which might affect their job, this doesn’t always happen.

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A Successful Show at CLOCS for Vision Techniques

Posted on 24th Mar, 2016 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques had a fantastic show for the CLOCS event at ExCel in London meeting new businesses and seeing some familiar faces.

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Brake to speak about Future of Braking Systems at VT Safety Day

Posted on 17th Mar, 2016 by Dominic Benabda

Road safety charity Brake are supporting Vision Techniques at their safety day, giving customers a chance to see new systems VT StopSafe and VT BrakeSafe and experience how they operate.

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The great road freight debate

Posted on 11th Mar, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

The Great road freight debate

Over the past few months, there have been a number of changes discussed concerning the presence of freight vehicles, such as HGVs and LGVs, on Britain’s roads. These changes, if put into place, will have a serious effect on the road freight industry and their operations within inner city areas.

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How local councils can improve safety with VT Technology

Posted on 4th Mar, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

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There are 433 principal authorities, ranging from county councils through to metropolitan boroughs and unitary authorities, across the UK. Each one of these authorities has their own fleet, between them, the municipal vehicles often operating on our roads 24/7. With this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the dangers these types of vehicles face and how authorities can improve their safety standards by investing in the right vehicle safety technology.

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Recent figures reveal a need for fleets to invest in safety technology

Posted on 11th Jan, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

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Statistics made available for previous years make alarming reading. In a recent report, statistics for 2014 revealed that there were 1,658 people killed, 20,676 seriously injured and 123,988 slightly injured in accidents that involved vehicles on the road.

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The impact of the rising number of delivery vans on city centre roads

Posted on 14th Dec, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Any regular driver on Britain’s roads will have witnessed the increase in delivery vans on their daily commute. Of course, with more vans and LGVs on the roads, comes an increased risk of accidents, which is the topic of debate in The London Assembly at the moment.

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HGV roadworthiness rates on the rise

Posted on 23rd Nov, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

HGV roadworthiness rates on the rise

As party of its road safety initiative, the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) carries out random fleet compliance checks each year to determine the roadworthiness and traffic compliance of HGVs, trailers and PSVs. The purpose of this is to get unsafe vehicles off the road. The initiative also encourages all drivers to make sure their vehicles are in proper working order at all times – through regular inspections and proper vehicle safety technology.

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Vehicle safety technology vs. Casualty reduction targets

Posted on 16th Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Despite repeated calls from industry professionals, the Department for Transport (DfT) has ruled out reintroducing targets to reduce the number of road casualties. They’ve suggested that local authorities are better placed to improve road safety, over having a centralised national target – which begs the question, is investment in vehicle safety technology perhaps a more appropriate measure?

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