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Exciting new product to read Britain’s roads

Reading Britain's Roads

Posted on 5th Feb, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

At Vision Techniques continual research and development is extremely important. We have been making innovative products for the past 25 years and intend to continue safeguarding lives on Britain’s roads.

Our technological expertise in this area, along with years of experience and market knowledge, enable us to continue offering exciting new products, systems and road safety solutions to benefit the wider public for the future.

Providing solutions to prevent dangerous driving

On the 28th January, the BBC released a video of a dangerous lorry driver who hit an RAC roadside mechanic and broke the mechanic’s back in two places. Having now been caught and imprisoned, the video shows Terence Poolman, 69, swerving across a motorway right through to the hard shoulder. Here, he ploughed into the RAC mechanic who was busy working on a broken down vehicle.

The accident was said to have taken place due to Poolman’s complete lack of attention. At a busier time in the day, the accident could have been a lot worse, causing fatalities and a pile up on one of Britain’s motorways.

If you too find yourself driving a HGV for long periods on time, there are some simple guidelines it may help to follow:

  • Check your vehicle is safe to drive in
  • Don’t tailgate – maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you
  • Stay alert – tiredness is one of the biggest killers. Take a break whenever you need one and think about investing in useful Vision Techniques technology to make the job of driving your vehicle both easier and safer
  • Secure your load safely
  • Avoid sideswiping – always show your intention to other motorists and check that a lane is empty before changing.

A new product from Vision Techniques

One of our newest products, currently being developed by the R&D team, would have prevented an accident like the one described above from happening. The new product has been designed to read the road and warn the driver if they are too close to a vehicle. When fit into a lorry, the system has the power to recognise cars or other vehicles in front of the lorry, or across the way from a lorry for when a driver intends to change lanes.

More details will be released on our new product later this year.

Top products for HGV drivers

If you drive a HGV and would like to browse the existing products we have available for your vehicle, head over to our industries page. Once you’ve selected your exact vehicle you’ll find a wide range of products we’ve designed. They are recommended to keep your specific vehicle and other passengers on the road safe.

If you have any further questions about any of the products you discover, don’t hesitate to call our expert team. You can contact us on 08452 873 173

If you could design a system to make driving your vehicle safer, what would it be? We’d love to hear your ideas! Tell us in the comments below or tweet us your ideas @VisionTechnique