Posted on 30th Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
More than 85% of truck operators believe there should be a UK-wide compliance standard for fleets, to improve safety, according to a new survey by Freight in the City. Currently, there are no national guidelines, meaning that standards differ across regions; but with a UK-wide standard and measures to improve vehicle safety, the picture on Britain’s roads could change for the better.
Posted on 27th Nov, 2015 by Dominic Benabda
After the success of last years Black Friday deals, Vision Techniques are once again running Black Friday deals that are only available once a year. We’ve discounted cameras, cyclist safety systems and ancillary equipment by up to 50% for one day only.*
If you’re interested in getting one of our systems, call us on 01254 679717 quoting ‘Black Friday’ before stock runs out.
*Sale applies to specific discounted items only. Please call for more information on stock details, quantities and availability.
Posted on 23rd Nov, 2015 by Dominic Benabda
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.
Posted on 16th Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
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?
Posted on 9th Nov, 2015 by Dominic Benabda
This year Vision Techniques are proud and excited to announce that we are the winners of the CIWM Award for Best Innovation in Vehicle, Equipment, Plant and Facilities Award for our cyclist detection system VT TurnAware.
Posted on 9th Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at how braking technology is vital for public transport and municipal vehicles, but what about industrial vehicles? AEB and ABS both offer huge safety assurances when travelling on the road. While the former, and most sophisticated of the two, can prevent accidents altogether, the latter minimises accident-related damage, and in some cases prevents damage, should an incident occur.
Posted on 2nd Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
Cyclist safety, particularly collisions with HGVs, has been in the media spotlight frequently over this last year. While there have been many developments to road safety initiatives over recent months, the latest conversation has been about banning HGVs in the city during rush hour.