The crisis the world faces from the Coronavirus is hard to grasp. The daily updates to the death toll seem unreal at times and it’s difficult to imagine the fear and suffering of those affected, as well as the impact on their families and friends. As a professional who often deals in cold hard numbers, it is important to stop and consider the human side of any tragedy and I thought it was important to start this post with such an acknowledgment and to pay tribute to everyone involved in caring for people and keeping things going for us.
The Brake Blog
With countries around the world entering lockdown in response to COVID-19, people everywhere have suddenly found that their day-to-day routines have been flipped upside down. Everyone apart from key workers and those in exceptional circumstances are being advised to stay at home, and this has led to many vehicles not being used as frequently as they usually would.
COVID-19 has changed many things in many workplaces, but what has not changed at Brake is our unwavering commitment to our vision and strategy – to support road crash victims and to campaign for safe and healthy mobility.
For those of us that spend most of our lives on the motorway network, the impact of COVID-19 could not be clearer. Our sites have never seen so few motorists, but the majority of those still on the roads are working around the clock, to ensure consumers can still buy everything they need and to ensure our amazing NHS has access to vital medicines and PPE. The HGV community is providing an essential service to so many.
Have you ever had to pull over because you felt so tired? Driving while sleepy can be fatal. When you’re exhausted, your reaction times are slower, your concentration levels dip, and your judgement and vision alters.