Posted on 29th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Of all the vehicles routinely used in the workplace, forklifts are some of the most inherently dangerous. With a very small margin for error, they pose an equal danger to drivers and pedestrians alike. According to statistics from the UK Health and Safety Executive, they remain one of the most common causes of workplace transport accidents. So why are reversing cameras vital resources to ensuring safety for your employees?
Posted on 29th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Forgetting the simplest of things can cause the biggest of problems. If a driver forgets to apply the handbrake when leaving the vehicle, events like this can be the result. This incident could have been prevented with BrakeSafe
Posted on 23rd Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Dashcams are fast becoming a staple of British roads, and are finding increasingly widespread use amongst both the private and corporate communities – including the commercial HGV and logistics industries, as operators of fleet vehicles are finding it especially helpful. With the dashcams industry showing no signs of slowing down, a question is arising in the motor industry: should dashcams be made compulsory for all new vehicles?
Posted on 19th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Reversing cameras – also known as rear view cameras – were once regarded as a luxury addition to private vehicles, available to only the wealthiest of owners. Fast forward to today, however, and they’re used across a range of industries and with a variety of applications (for example, not only can they make parking easier, but also constantly record from a vehicle’s rear while on the road, guarding against any accidents). This week, we examine how these devices went from a novelty addition to an essential safety feature.
Posted on 8th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
At Vision Techniques, we’re firm believers in the power of vehicle monitoring systems to protect fleet owners and operators from litigation. This point has been comprehensively demonstrated in a recent event to hit the news, in which a roadside assistance firm found one of their drivers involved in a dual-carriageway collision. In this case, the on-board recording equipment captured the incident in its entirety, conclusively proving the driver was not at fault and saving the company thousands of pounds in repair and legal costs.
Posted on 16th May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Following on from the successful Safety Roadshow 2016, Vision Techniques will be doing more Safety Days in 2017. The first one of 2017 is taking place at the Thruxton Motorsport Centre on 15th June.
Posted on 10th May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
The HGV industry has been in the spotlight again in recent weeks, this time in the context of cyclist safety. This is largely due to a video posted by a disgruntled cyclist involving a Sainsbury’s HGV. It’s drawn a vast number of differing opinions, prompting a national discussion about correct driving procedure for HGVs (and even motorists at large).
Posted on 3rd May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Runaway lorries are an unfortunately all too common problem on today’s roads, despite the plethora of technology aimed at preventing them. Recently, one such event occurred on the A50 in Staffordshire, in which a runaway lorry crashed into the central reservation of a dual carriageway. Luckily there were no fatalities, or even any minor injuries. However, this was almost entirely down to luck, and it could have very easily been a much more tragic event.
Posted on 26th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
The Direct Vision Standard is a proposed measure for London’s roads that, if successful, could possibly see wider adoption across the country. Under this standard, it’s estimated that the number of HGVs in London could be halved by 2024. So how would this affect haulage operators and drivers, and would it be a positive change?
Posted on 18th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Crash for cash schemes are still a big problem on Britain’s roads, estimated to account for almost half of motor insurance fraud. The term refers to when criminals deliberately engineer a crash in order to claim on an innocent motorist’s insurance. HGV drivers have been amongst those regularly targeted in crash for cash schemes, partially due to their increased stopping distance. So, how can you avoid becoming a victim?