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Here’s what we know right now about the Direct Vision Standard

Posted on 11th Sep, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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The Direct Vision Standard is a vital consideration for any haulage operators moving through London, and something most operates are already preparing for. Alongside the ULEZ, it’s one of the latest sweeping regulations being applied across the city, aimed at reducing accidents and collisions within London’s boundaries.

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Don’t underestimate the dangers of heat on your workforce

Posted on 22nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

lorry heat

Rising temperatures can be dangerous with distracted driving and drowsiness being amongst the key hazards.

While temperatures soar, it’s still important not to underestimate the effects of heat on your workforce.

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How can dashcams and vehicle cameras affect insurance?

Posted on 14th May, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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We’ve covered the steady rise of dashcams before on our blog, and how they’re being increasingly used by everyone from private motorists to larger commercial vehicles. There’s no question that they’re becoming a more popular type of vehicle camera than ever before; their practical advantages are clear when it comes to proving liability in court, saving drivers and fleet managers a lot of time, money and hassle.

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Vision Techniques recognised in Top 100

Posted on 28th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shines a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland.

Running since 2011 The Northern Tech awards are part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the leading international technology investment bank and provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and businesses developed in the region,

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Speed limiting technology to become mandatory in the UK

Posted on 29th Mar, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

road speeding

You probably don’t need us to tell you that road safety is a massive ongoing issue, not just for us here in the UK, but globally. Recently, the European Commission has taken one of their biggest significant steps recently to try and cut down on road deaths; introducing speed limiting technology for every member state (which, at the moment, includes the UK). So, what’s happening, and how is it going to help?

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The true size of HGV blind spots

Posted on 27th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

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It’s fair to say that other road users can underestimate just how difficult driving can be for HGV drivers. One of our recent posts discussed Direct Vision, (link) and why it’s so important. This blog follows neatly on from that, as we discuss the blind spots associated with driving these types of vehicles and why so many drivers and fleet operators find our products so useful.

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A brief evolution of road safety technology

Posted on 28th Jan, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

We’re at the start of a brand new year, ready to see what the next twelve months brings in new innovations and developments in the road safety and commercial vehicle technologies. As we prepare ourselves, we thought it was worth taking a quick look back through the decades at the milestones that have led us up to this point, and the world’s most influential safety inventions over the years.

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How to better protect your fleet in wet weather this winter

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorry in rain and high winds

Though we’re apparently unlikely to have a white Christmas this year, the winter weather can still create plenty of concern for HGV drivers and fleet managers, especially those in the municipal industry. HGVs are amongst the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road, which means the slippery conditions can quickly create problems, both for other road users and the drivers themselves. Thankfully, we’ve got several options amongst our range of vehicle safety products that have a proven track record of making life easier for drivers and fleet managers, offering increased physical safety and legal protection.

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The Ealing Runaway that could have been stopped

Posted on 30th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

On June 1st, a lorry had a mind of its own as it rolled into the front of a pub in Ealing without a driver at the wheel. The incident threatened peoples safety and damaged the pub’s propiety, and it called could have been prevented with BrakeSafe.

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Safety Day South: All You Need To Know

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.

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