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Brake and ProVision

ProVision Logo Master JPGEProVision is the leader in CameraMatics solutions for commercial fleets of all types and sizes, delivering products that allow fleet managers to reduce fleet risk, increase driver safety and comply with growing governance and compliance regulations.

Vehicle Tracking and Telematics solutions answered the challenge of improving fleet efficiencies in the last two decades. However, the world has changed to one where managing risk and meeting compliance needs presents a greater burden to fleets than ever before. Provision Fleet Solutions adds an additional, and currently missing, layer of data to fleet and driver management – that missing data is video, but ProVision goes beyond the traditional 'dumb' camera systems available today.

A new evolution in vehicle video and data was needed and ProVision has met that need with CameraMatics. This merges 4 key technologies: video input technologies, such as cameras and video-based scanners, smart processing systems, communications systems and unique algorithmic IP.

ProVision's CameraMatics technology delivers advanced, remotely-accessible IoT solutions that help protect fleets, while also increasing their efficiencies.

The foundation of the ProVision system are our vehicle camera systems comprising HD-quality front, side, rear and internal cameras with 3G/4G remotely accessible smart DVRs. But these systems can be extended with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) such as Lane Departure Warnings, Front Collision Warnings, Driver Fatigue, Smoking and Mobile Phone Use Warnings. Additionally, a 360 Degree Bird's Eye View system can be implemented to give a complete top-down view the everything around the vehicle. Unlike non-CameraMatics systems that simply warn the driver of issues, the ProVision system logs all the incidents and even alerts the fleet manager, who can then take corrective and protective measures. Finally, our software suite includes desktop and mobile apps for monitoring fleet vehicles & data, and driver apps for logging vehicle checks and reporting incidents.

This full package of data truly enhances and protects fleets like never before and it's the CameraMatics difference that makes ProVision the global leaders in fleet technology innovation.

Find out more at https://www.ProVisionCameraMatics.com

Brake calls for zero-tolerance on at-work drink- and drug-drivers

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Brake, the road safety charity
news@brake.org.uk

Employers are being urged to implement zero-tolerance policies on at-work drink- and drug-driving by road safety charity Brake, as a Brake and Licence Bureau survey finds fewer than half (44%) would dismiss an employee for driving over the legal alcohol limit.

Published today (14 May) in a report for employers with staff who drive for work by Brake's Fleet Safety Forum, the survey reveals:

  • More than half never test employees for alcohol (55%) or drugs (57%)
  • Four in 10 (44%) would dismiss an employee found driving over the legal limit for alcohol
  • Six in 10 (62%) take disciplinary action against employees found to have any amount of alcohol or illegal drugs in their system at work, but only three in 10 (30%) would dismiss employees for this
  • Fewer than half (47%) educate drivers on the risks of drug-driving, and only slightly more (50%) educate drivers on the risks of drink-driving.

It is vital that any employer with staff who drive for work takes steps to prevent drink and drug driving. Drink-driving accounts for one in six UK road deaths [1], and even very small amounts of alcohol impair driving [2]. Research suggests almost a quarter (24%) of road deaths in the UK involve at least one illegal drug or medicine [3].

Previous Brake research has found people who drive for work are susceptible to these risks. They are more likely to admit to driving first thing after having drunk a lot of alcohol the night before, and to driving after taking illegal drugs, than drivers who do not drive for work [4].

The survey also found many employers don't have crucial practices in place to manage other fitness drive issues, like tiredness, stress and poor eyesight, which can lead to devastating and costly crashes:

  • Only four in 10 (42%) regularly review schedules and workloads to ensure drivers are not put under undue pressure that could lead to stress or tiredness
  • Only six in 10 (60%) stipulate that employees should stop and rest if they feel sleepy at the wheel
  • Only one in four (25%) require staff who drive for work to have a full eyesight test every two years.

Brake is urging all employers with staff who drive for work – whether they have a fleet of commercial vehicles, company cars, or staff driving their own vehicles on company time – to implement policies and procedures to ensure their drivers are sober, alert, not stressed or tired, and have good eyesight.

Steps such as introducing zero-tolerance policies on drink and drugs, requiring regular eye tests, and managing workloads and schedules, can help organisations prevent devastating crashes, reduce insurance and repair costs, and improve their reputation. See advice below. Employers can access more detailed advice from Brake by ordering the report and joining Brake's Fleet Safety Forum at www.brakepro.org/survey2014pt1.

Laura Woods, research and information officer at Brake, says: "It is desperately worrying that so many employers are lacking the tough approach needed to tackle drink and drug driving at work. This is highly dangerous, selfish risk-taking that should be treated as gross misconduct. People who drive for work should be clear that there is no safe amount to drink before driving – not a drop. We're appealing to all employers with staff who drive for work to ensure their drivers know the risks, know the rules, and know that breaking the rules will not be tolerated. Employers can use Brake's Fleet Safety Forum guidance to review their driving policies and practices, and ensure their drivers are always fit to drive."

Les Owen from Licence Bureau says: "Too many companies bury their head in the sand about road risk management, but this is not helping their business nor making our roads safer. This report identifies the state of companies' management of fitness to drive issues. Companies have a responsibility to manage the at-work safety of staff who drive just as much as staff performing construction, electrical, engineering or other duties, and should consider their corporate social responsibility when reading this report. If all employers acted positively, one step at a time, to implement the recommendations in this report it would make a big difference to road safety, result in fewer collisions, and benefit many businesses' bottom line. All companies can make a huge difference to safety by following these recommendations, whether they already engage with Brake or not."

Brake's advice for employers

Drink- and drug-driving are deadly risks. Any amount of alcohol or illegal drug use at work should be considered gross misconduct. This zero-tolerance policy should be supported by comprehensive alcohol and drugs education, covering such inadvertent risks as 'morning-after' drink driving, and the risks from medicines such as hayfever drugs. Workplace testing for drugs and alcohol will ensure employees are following the rules and help spot any problem drivers before they cause a crash.

Safe drivers are well-rested, alert, and stress-free. Employers should talk to their drivers about any health concerns, including stress from their work or home life, to flag up any problems that might affect their driving. It is also important to manage schedules to ensure drivers have sufficient rest time, and are not put under undue pressure that could cause stress or encourage them to take risks such as speeding.

Good eyesight is fundamental to safe driving, so employers should require drivers to have eye tests at least every two years, preferably funded by the organisation.

The Fleet Safety Forum survey report gives further guidance and best practice case studies in managing fitness to drive issues. Employers can order the report at www.brakepro.org/survey2014pt1

About the report

The survey results come from Brake and Licence Bureau's Fleet Safety Forum Survey Report Part One: Fit to Drive, released today (Wednesday 14 May 2014). 228 organisations that employ drivers responded to the survey, which was conducted online through SurveyMonkey.

Brake advises and supports companies to manage their road risk through its Fleet Safety Forum. The survey report is available for free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-subscribers. Special offer: the first 25 non-subscribers to request the report through our online form will get a copy for FREE.

 

 

Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, a Fleet Safety Forumpractitioner services, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

The Fleet Safety Forum is a not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by Brake. Subscribers receive: free and discounted access to Brake's professional events; free training in Brake's Pledge to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving; e-bulletins containing the latest initiatives and research in fleet and road safety from across the globe; password access to the Brake Professional website containing guidance for managers and a host of resources for drivers; and posters. Annual subscription costs £155 +VAT. Subscribe at www.brakepro.org, call +44 (0)1484 559909 or email professional@brake.org.uk.

End notes

[1] Reported road casualties in Great Britain: Estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels, Department for Transport, 2013

[2] Official blame for drivers with very low blood alcohol content, University of California, 2014

[3] The incidence of drugs and alcohol in road accident fatalities, Transport Research Laboratory, 2001

[4] At-work drivers: drink and drugs, Brake and Direct Line, 2012

Brake honours safety conscious companies at annual Fleet Safety Awards

Friday 6 June 2014

Brake, the road safety charity
news@brake.org.uk

 

Companies have been honoured for working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers during Brake's Fleet Safety Awards 2014.

In celebration of the Awards, Brake is offering a special discount to companies who want to reduce their road risk by joining Brake's Fleet Safety Forum. The Fleet Safety Forum is a low-cost subscription service offering free training, tools, and resources to companies with at-work drivers, to help them in reducing their road risk. Any company that joins the Fleet Safety Forum before Friday 20 June, quoting code fsf-conf-14, will receive a 25% discount on their first year's subscription, find out more below.

The Fleet Safety Forum is a not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by Brake. Subscribers receive: free and discounted access to Brake's professional events; free training in Brake's Pledge to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving; e-bulletins containing the latest initiatives and research in fleet and road safety from across the globe; password access to the Brake Professional website containing guidance for managers and a host of resources for drivers; and posters. Annual subscription costs £155 +VAT. Subscribe at www.brakepro.org, call +44 (0)1484 559909 or email professional@brake.org.uk.

Winners were announced at a prestigious gala dinner held yesterday (Thursday 5 June) at St John's Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by Arval, were attended by nearly 300 guests – the highest attendance rate ever. Generous donations, including silent auction bids and raffle ticket sales, raised more than £8,000 for Brake.

Big winners on the night were MiX Telematics, Ocado, and Travis Perkins who all picked up two awards each. Individual awards went to Ocado fleet training and development manager Neil Shaw (Road Risk Manager of the Year) and Travis Perkins group transport risk manager Rachel Downs (Best Newcomer to Road Risk Management). The prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety went to AlcoSense founder and CEO Hunter Abbott. More details below.

During the day more than 100 delegates attended Brake's Fleet Safety Conference, sponsored by Aviva, which featured speakers on a range of road safety topics. Manager guidance reports on these topics will be published by Brake over the coming months, and made available for free to conference delegates and Brake subscribers.

Altogether, 112 awards entries were received from more than 40 organisations this year.
The 2014 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

  • Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster: Castrol Lubricants
  • Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster: Ocado Ltd
  • Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster: Travis Perkins
  • Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Optimum Fleet: Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services
  • Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award, sponsored by ARI Fleet UK: E.ON UK
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award (operator), sponsored by Castrol: Mitie
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award (supplier), sponsored by Castrol: MiX Telematics
  • Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Trimble: BT and Interactive Driving Systems
  • Fleet Safety Product Award, sponsored by QBE: MiX Telematics
  • Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Road Haulage Association: Speedy Asset Services
  • Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau: Neil Shaw (Ocado Ltd)
  • Best Newcomer to Road Risk Management, sponsored by Specsavers: Rachel Downs (Travis Perkins)
  • Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva: Hunter Abbott (AlcoSense)

Spotlight on: Kevin Storey Award winner
This year's Kevin Storey Award for outstanding commitment to road safety went to Hunter Abbott, a long-time Brake supporter who has been instrumental in raising awareness of the deadly risk of drink driving. Since 2007, Hunter has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness about the specific risk of morning-after drink-driving, as well as working with the government on drink-drive education courses to educate convicted drink-drivers on the risks and help ensure they do not reoffend. Hunter has also launched a low-cost consumer breathalyser aimed at warning people when they still have some alcohol in their systems, and advising against driving until completely sober. It's been estimated that tens of thousands of potential morning-after drink-drivers have stayed off the roads due to using these devices.

More information on the awards and conference, including photographs and case studies of other award winners, can be obtained from Ellie Pearson at Brake by emailing professional@brake.org.uk.

Ellie Pearson, senior professional engagement officer at Brake, says: "We are delighted to celebrate the great achievements of companies and individuals who are striving to make a real difference in the world of fleet safety. Congratulations to all the award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work over the past year."

Tracey Scarr, CSR manager at Arval, says: "Arval is proud to sponsor the Fleet Safety Awards for the seventh consecutive year, and would like to congratulate all of this year's winners and highly commended entries for their fantastic achievements. Road safety is vital to everyone, so it is heartening to see so many companies actively working to make our roads safer."

Notes to editors

Brake
Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaigns, community education, a Fleet Safety Forum, practitioner services, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

Fleet Safety Forum
The Fleet Safety Forum is a not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by Brake. Subscribers receive: free and discounted access to Brake's professional events; free training in Brake's Pledge to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving; e-bulletins containing the latest initiatives and research in fleet and road safety from across the globe; password access to the Brake Professional website containing guidance for managers and a host of resources for drivers; and posters. Annual subscription costs £155 +VAT. Subscribe at www.brakepro.org, call +44 (0)1484 559909 or email professional@brake.org.uk.

Arval UK
Arval UK, part of the Arval Group, is a leader in the provision of vehicle funding and fleet management solutions. Owned by BNP Paribas, with substantial buying power, we have 40 years of industry experience. Focused on service quality, Arval UK is a people-led company, with specialist teams dedicated to businesses from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies. Arval is investing significantly in technology to improve fleet efficiency and has a comprehensive range of products and services covering funding solutions including contract hire, vehicle maintenance, fuel management, accident management, breakdown recovery, short term hire, full outsourcing and consultancy services.
arval.co.uk

Aviva
As one of the UK's leading motor insurers Aviva continues to value the work which Brake carries out through its Fleet Safety Forum, providing valuable information and support to fleet operators on the challenges they face in today's social and economic climate. Visit www.aviva.co.uk/motor-insurance/

 

Brake recognises best of the best at annual Fleet Safety Awards

Friday 2 October 2015
Email: professional@brake.org.uk

Brake, the road safety charity, has recognised organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers, at its annual Fleet Safety Awards.

Winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony held last night (Thursday 1 October) at St John’s Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by Arval, were attended by more than 350 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.

Big winners on the night were Gateshead Council and TomTom Telematics, who picked up two awards each. Individual awards went to Astrid van der Burgt of Kuehne + Nagel and Alison Moriarty of Skanska, with the prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety going to Richard Owen, of Road Safety Analysis.

The 2015 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

  • Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Road Haulage Association:
    O’Donovan Waste Disposal
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award (operator), sponsored by Allianz:
    SIG Trading
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award (supplier), sponsored by Allianz:
    TomTom Telematics
  • Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Trimble:
    GreenRoad & Iron Mountain
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE:
    ARI
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE:
    TomTom Telematics
  • Fleet Safety Analysis & Action Award, sponsored by ARI:
    Ealing Council & Cycle Safety Shield
  • Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis:
    Gateshead Council
  • Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:
    Gateshead Council
  • Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:
    Transport for London
  • Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado:
    Gist
  • Best Newcomer to Road Risk Management, sponsored by Specsavers:
    Astrid van der Burgt, Kuehne + Nagel
  • Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau:
    Alison Moriarty, Skanska
  • Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva:
    Richard Owen, Road Safety Analysis

Please contact Ellie Pearson on epearson@brake.org.uk for additional information and photos from the event. 

Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake, says: “Congratulations to all this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work over the past year. We were delighted to receive so many strong awards entries, and to see the fantastic work that so many organisations and individuals are doing to make our roads safer for everyone.”

Notes to editors

Brake
Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

Brake Professional membership
Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of road safety.
Brake Professional is open to all professionals, but typically health and safety officers, fleet managers, risk managers, driver trainers, human resource professionals, vehicle managers, road safety officers (in commercial organisations and the public sector), police and emergency service workers. We also have many members who supply road safety services.
Brake Professional provides online access to practical road safety management tools to improve road safety, and free and significantly discounted access to Brake events. Find out more.

Arval UK
Arval UK, part of the Arval Group, is a leader in the provision of vehicle funding and fleet management solutions. Owned by BNP Paribas, with substantial buying power, we have 40 years of industry experience. Focused on service quality, Arval UK is a people-led company, with specialist teams dedicated to businesses from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies. Arval is investing significantly in technology to improve fleet efficiency and has a comprehensive range of products and services covering funding solutions including contract hire, vehicle maintenance, fuel management, accident management, breakdown recovery, short term hire, full outsourcing and consultancy services. Visit arval.co.uk.

Brake recognises the best of the best at annual Fleet Safety Awards

News from Brake
Friday, 29 September

Brake, the road safety charity has recognised organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers, at its annual Fleet Safety Awards.

Winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony held last night (Thursday 28 September) at Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by ARI and ProVision, were attended by almost 400 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.

Big winners on the night were British Gas, who picked up two awards, both Company Driver Safety (large fleets) Award and the Fleet Safety Partnership Award. The prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety was awarded posthumously to Dr Will Murray.

The 2017 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

  • Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: National Vehicle Distribution Ltd
  • Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: Bibby Distribution
  • Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: British Gas
  • Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis: Gateshead Council
  • Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action, sponsored by e-Driving Fleet: FM Conway
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson: Carillion
  • Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by TTC Group Ltd: Fleetmaster & British Gas
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE: Reflex Vans
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE: Safety Shield Systems
  • Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado: Stephensons Solicitors LLP
  • Global Road Safety, sponsored by Intelligent Telematics: Johnson & Johnson
  • Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Checkpoint: Morrison Utility Services
  • Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau: Rory Morgan, Iron Mountain
  • Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva: Dr Will Murray

Please contact Ross Moorlock on rmoorlock@brake.org.uk for additional information and photos from the event.

Ross Moorlock, business development director at Brake, says: “We were delighted to receive so many strong entries to the awards again this year, with organisations and individuals across the world delivering fantastic work to make our roads safer for everyone.  Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants.”

Notes to editors

About Brake

Brake is a national road safety charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Follow Brake on TwitterFacebook, or The Brake Blog.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

Brake Professional membership
Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of road safety.

Brake Professional is open to all professionals, but typically health and safety officers, fleet managers, risk managers, driver trainers, human resource professionals, vehicle managers, road safety officers (in commercial organisations and the public sector), police and emergency service workers. We also have many members who supply road safety services.

Brake Professional provides online access to practical road safety management tools to improve road safety, and free and significantly discounted access to Brake events. Find out more.

ARI
ARI is one of the UK’s leading fleet management providers, delivering state-of the art solutions for driver risk management, fleet maintenance, accident and daily rental to customers across a wide range of industries and sectors. ARI’s industry-leading driver risk management system, Riskmaster, was awarded the Fleet Safety Product Award at Brake’s 2015 Fleet Safety Awards for its contribution to driver and risk management, with ARI customers experiencing significant reductions in road incident frequency and severity.

About ProVision

ProVision is the leader in CameraMatics solutions, delivering products that allow fleet managers to reduce fleet risk, increase driver safety and comply with growing governance and compliance regulations.

Vehicle Tracking and Telematics solutions answered the challenge of improving fleet efficiencies in the last two decades. However, the world has changed to one where managing risk and meeting compliance needs presents a greater burden to fleets than ever before.

A new evolution in vehicle video and data was needed and ProVision has met that need with CameraMatics. This merges 4 key technologies: video input technologies, such as cameras and video-based scanners, smart processing systems, communications systems and unique algorithmic IP.

ProVision's CameraMatics technology delivers advanced, remotely-accessible IoT solutions that help protect fleets, while also increasing their efficiencies. The foundation of the ProVision system are our vehicle camera systems comprising HD-quality cameras with 3G/4G remotely accessible smart DVRs. These systems can be extended with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) such as Lane Departure Warnings, Forward Collision Warnings, Driver Fatigue, Smoking and Mobile Phone Use Warnings. Additionally, a 360 Degree Bird's Eye View system can be implemented to give a complete top-down view of everything around the vehicle. Unlike non-CameraMatics systems that simply warn the driver of issues, the ProVision system logs all the incidents and even alerts the fleet manager, who can then take corrective and protective measures. Finally, our software suite includes desktop and mobile apps for monitoring fleet vehicles & data, and driver apps for logging vehicle checks and reporting accidents.

This full package of data truly enhances and protects fleets like never before and it's the CameraMatics difference that makes ProVision the global leaders in fleet technology innovation.

Find out more at https://www.ProVisionCameraMatics.com

Brake welcomes revised HSE guidance on work-related road safety

 

Friday 25 April 2014

Brake, the road safety charity
news@brake.org.uk

Brake, the road safety charity, has welcomed revised guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on managing work-related road safety. The HSE’s ‘Driving at work: managing work-related road safety’ remains an essential guide for any organisation with employees who drive for work, and self-employed drivers in helping them prevent needless crashes and casualties and drive down costs.

The guidance has been fully reviewed and improved with examples of types of activities companies can use to manage road risk, and signposts to further information from Brake and other organisations. The guidance is available as a free download from hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf.  

At least one in four (26%) road casualties in Britain involve an at-work driver [1]. Many of these devastating events can be prevented through employers implementing tried and tested policies and practices. Many employers who effectively manage their road risk experience a range of benefits including improved staff morale and reputation, and significantly reduced costs.

Brake provides guidance and tools to organisations with staff who drive for work through its Fleet Safety Forum. Brake has recently produced an ‘Essential guide to fleet safety’ with the support of the Department for Transport, which can be read alongside Driving at work, specifically aimed at small businesses and employers starting out in road risk management. It’s available for free at brakepro.org/essential-guide.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, Brake, said: “Driving is the riskiest activity most employees engage in, and a huge proportion of devastating road casualties involve someone who’s driving on company time. It’s therefore essential that organisations with staff who drive for work are aware of the simple, low-cost steps they can take to protect their drivers and the public. I would urge all organisations with employees who drive on work time to read this updated HSE guidance, alongside Brake’s essential guide to fleet safety, to ensure their risk management policies and practices are up to date and in line with best practice.”

End notes

[1] Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2012, Department for Transport, 2013

Notes to editor

Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, a Fleet Safety Forumpractitioner services, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

The Fleet Safety Forum is a not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by Brake. Subscribers receive: free and discounted access to Brake's professional events; free training in Brake's Pledge to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving; e-bulletins containing the latest initiatives and research in fleet and road safety from across the globe; password access to the Brake Professional website containing guidance for managers and a host of resources for drivers; and posters. Annual subscription costs £155 +VAT. Subscribe at www.brakepro.org, call +44 (0)1484 559909 or email professional@brake.org.uk.

 

Charity calls on employers: take advantage of technology to protect pedestrians and cyclists

Thursday 28 May 2015

Brake, the road safety charity
news@brake.org.uk 

A report released today (28 May 2015) by Brake, the road safety charity, and Licence Bureau, has found many employers with vehicle fleets are not taking advantage of new technologies to protect vulnerable road users. Despite the potential to help drivers see pedestrians and cyclists and reduce casualties, only one in five HGV operators surveyed (20%) have rear-facing cameras on all vehicles, one in 12 (8%) have side-facing cameras on all vehicles, and one in eight (12%) have side sensors on all vehicles.

Brake is appealing to employers to follow best practice advice and implement the latest safety technology suitable for their vehicles, to protect other road users and deliver the business benefits of reduced crashes, bumps and scrapes and lower insurance premiums.

The report found HGV safety technologies that are mandatory under European law, such as underrun protection and wide-angle lenses, are present on almost all vehicles. Hence Brake is calling for more comprehensive regulation to ensure the widespread take up of technologies such as automatically moving mirrors, side-view cameras and side sensors, which can be of benefit in preventing needless death and injuries yet are currently only present on a minority of vehicle fleets.

With at least a quarter (24%) of road deaths and serious injuries involving a vehicle being driven for work [1], there is a clear need for employers to do more to improve the safety of their vehicles. HGVs specifically make up only 5% of vehicles on UK roads, yet are involved in a quarter (23%) of cyclist deaths and one in seven (13%) of pedestrian deaths. In 2013, 78 people on foot or bike were killed by HGVs.

The report also indicates that while safety management technologies such as telematics are becoming widespread, there is scope for employers with fleets of all vehicle types to make far greater use of them. Half of operators surveyed (49%) do not use telematics at all, and many of those who do report not making full use of their systems. Brake is highlighting that while there is an initial cost for such measures, effective safety technology like telematics pays for itself through reduced incidents and insurance premiums: many report recouping costs within a year and seeing long-term gains.

The report also highlighted the negative impact of certain forms of technology, particularly the worrying prevalence of hands-free mobile phone kits in employer vehicles. Hands-free kits were present in some, most or all vehicles in two thirds (68%) of HGV fleets and four in five (80%) cars fleets surveyed. Only 4% of employers make use of apps that prevent mobile phone use behind the wheel. Brake warns that using a mobile at the wheel, even with a hands-free kit, has a similar effect on reactions to drink driving [3], and makes you four times more likely to be in a crash that causes injury [4].

Employers can access Brake’s expert guidance by ordering a copy of the report, which includes advice for companies, and becoming a member of Brake Professional at http://www.brakepro.org/survey2015pt1

Dr Tom Fisher, senior research and communications officer at Brake, said: “Employers whose staff drive for work have a duty of care both to their own employees and other road users. While not a panacea, technology can play a big part in helping them improve safety and exercise that duty, so it is disappointing to see that so many are not taking full advantage of new safety technologies on offer. Blind spot devices and safety management kit like telematics have huge potential to reduce crashes and casualties, and bring down associated costs for the operator. Brake urges all fleet operators to go beyond the bare legal minimum to ensure their vehicles and drivers are as safe as possible, especially in safeguarding our most vulnerable road users. We can offer support and advice, through our Brake Professionals scheme, on how best to do this. Brake is also urging government to put in place more comprehensive minimum safety standards, as it is clear this is the most effective way to ensure the widespread adoption of vital safety technologies.”

Les Owen, compliance consultant at Licence Bureau, said: “The Brake survey provides fleet operators with lots of good data and advice. Surely it is obvious that the cost of a crash (average in the UK is over £800 for all vehicles) makes it sensible to consider fitting some of the safety technology items. The key features for fleets must be to avoid drivers using mobile phones; telematics to provide fleet managers with data they can sample (rather than look at every one) to offer driving advice where needed; and safety standard mirrors with items for HGVs to reduce risks to vulnerable road users. One serious crash or fatal collision can lead to a lifetime of problems for drivers and managers alike so doing more to avoid them is a no-brainer. Finally, implementing good policies, which are reviewed with drivers to provide learning opportunities and reminders of company objectives, is good practice. Writing a policy and not doing anything with it is just as bad as not having one.”

Brake’s advice for employers

Technology alone is not a panacea for road safety; safe driver behaviour and risk management policies and procedures are essential within fleets. Yet technology can form a vital part of the road risk management mix, and greatly aid safe driving, vehicles and journeys.

Fleet operators should be aware of and comply with laws to help protect vulnerable road users. Under EU law, trucks weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are legally required to have some safety devices fitted, including extra mirrors and under-run guards. Similar requirements exist in many other jurisdictions worldwide.

Where safety devices are not legally required, fleet managers should still consider fitting them to ensure their vehicles are as safe as possible.

Wide-angle and blind spot mirrors, CCTV, rear, front and side sensors, automatic side mirrors, and reversing alarms are available for various types of vehicle. Fleet operators should implement devices suitable to their vehicle types.

When selecting vehicles to lease or buy, or advising employees who use their own vehicles for work, fleet managers should select vehicles with smaller blind spots or blind spot-minimising technology fitted, and features designed to minimise the harm to vulnerable road users in a collision.

Fleet managers should keep up-to-date with the latest technology in this fast-moving area, and implement new technologies where available and appropriate. Information on the latest research and developments is available through Brake’s fortnightly Target Zero email newsletter tosubscribers, and in Brake’sresearch library.

Brake’s survey report gives further guidance and information on technology. Employers can order the report at http://www.brakepro.org/survey2015pt1.

Brake advises and supports companies to manage their road risk through itsBrake Professionals scheme. The survey report is available for free tomembers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-members. Special offer: the first 25 non-members to request the report through ouronline form get a copy for FREE.

About the report

The survey results come from Brake and Licence Bureau’s Fleet Safety Survey Report Part One: Technology, released today (Thursday 28 May 2015). 131 organisations that employ drivers completed the online survey, representing nearly 26,000 vehicles and 40,000 people driving for work.

Brake

Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education,services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Follow Brake on Twitter or Facebook. Follow Julie Townsend on Twitter.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

End notes

[1] Reported road casualties Great Britain 2013, Department for Transport, 2014

[2] Ibid

[3]Using a hands-free mobile whilst driving can be more dangerous than drink driving, Transport Research Laboratory, 2009

[4]Role of mobile phones in motor vehicle crashes resulting in hospital attendance: a case-crossover study, University of Western Australia, 2005

Climate change, air pollution and the contribution of fossil-fuelled motorised road transport

Key facts

  • Estimates suggest that the global car fleet will triple in size between 2010 and 2050 [1];
  • In Britain, vehicle miles travelled by motorised vehicles rose from 304 billion in 2013 to 320 billion in 2016; a rise of 5% in just three years [2];
  • About a quarter of all energy-related CO2 emissions from fuel combustion in the UK come from transport [3];
  • Globally, CO2 emissions from transport grew by 71% between 1990 and 2014 [4];
  • In the UK, outdoor air pollution causes an estimated 40,000 premature deaths every year [5].

Background

Fossil-fuelled motorised road transport (diesel and petrol vehicles), which comprise the vast majority of motorised road transport, is a significant contributor to climate change due to the release of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in exhaust emissions.

Diesel and petrol vehicle exhaust emissions also contribute to air pollution, causing premature death from respiratory disease.

The process of manufacture of vehicles also contributes to climate change and air pollution.   

The battle to combat CO2 emissions and air pollution resulting from motorised road transport is a battle against a rising tide. The Global Fuel Economy Initiative estimates the global fleet of cars alone will triple between 2010 and 2050 [6]. Such projections are based on a number of factors, including a continued rise in the number of people on the planet [7], road building, affordable vehicles and affordable petrol and diesel. 

Growth in motorised road transport is occurring fastest in many low and middle income countries but also happening in the richest nations. In Britain, vehicle miles travelled by motorised vehicles rose from 304 billion in 2013 to 320 billion in 2016; a rise of 5% in just three years, with notable rises in miles travelled by vans and miles travelled on the Strategic Road Network (motorways and main A roads, which are being extended and upgraded) [8].  

Numbers of licensed vehicles in Britain is also on the rise. For example, there were 25.8 million licensed cars in the third quarter of 2015 compared with 25.2 million in the same period of 2014 – an extra half a million cars in one year – with the largest increases happening in the south east of England [9].

Climate change and the contribution of road transport

In 2016 the Paris Agreement committed countries within the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change to “ambitious efforts” to achieve a limit in temperature rise to below 2°C. Countries must submit a report of intended contributions (Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)). [10]

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has calculated that, despite projected increasing demand, greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector (inclusive of transport) need to start falling by 2020 if there is to be a reasonable chance of limiting temperature rise to below 2°C [11].

As a current member of the EU, the UK is signed up to the EU’s NDC, which commits to a 40% reduction in domestic greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2030 [12].  The UK’s Climate Change Act 2008 legally commits the government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 [13].  

About a quarter of all energy-related CO2 emissions from fuel combustion in the UK come from transport [14]. (This figure is the same worldwide [15].)The majority (three-quarters) of global CO2 emissions from transport are emitted by road transport. [16]

The amount of CO2 emissions from transport has grown significantly in recent years. Globally, CO2 emissions from transport grew by 71% between 1990 and 2014 [17],

There are other greenhouse gases emitted from diesel and petrol-fuelled vehicle exhaust emissions, notably nitrogen oxides (NOx).

The process of obtaining and refining diesel and petrol also releases greenhouse gases.

Fossil-fuelled road transport also releases soot. Black carbon is the light-absorbing component of small particles that make up soot, and is considered the second biggest contributor to climate change. Because it is dark in colour, black carbon absorbs solar energy, warms the climate and causes weather changes. When deposited on arctic snow, it decreases the planet’s ability to reflect the sun [18], hastening ice melt [19]. Road vehicles contribute globally 9% of black carbon emissions, with nearly all from diesel vehicles [20]. 

Air pollution and respiratory disease caused by road transport

Exhaust emissions from fossil-fuelled road transport contributes significantly to outdoor air pollution, which contributes to premature deaths from respiratory conditions, particularly in clogged cities.

The Gothenburg Protocol commits countries, including the UK as part of the EU, to reduce levels of air pollution by 2020 to targets [21]., The UK, along with all other EU states, is also required to comply with EC directives on air quality standards [22]. However, many countries including the UK are failing to comply. In November 2016, in a case brought by the charity ClientEarth, the UK government was found guilty in the High Court of not implementing measures that would tackle air pollution [23].

Health-damaging pollutants include nitrogen oxides and particulates.

Nitrogen oxides are a family of poisonous gases referred to as NOx. NOx damages lung function triggering asthma and contributing to lung disease.

Particulates are small particles, with the most dangerous ones being too small to see. They enter into lungs or blood causing lung disease including cancer [24] [25]. Course particles known as PM10 (between 2.5 microns and 10 microns in diameter) can lodge in the upper throat and airways to the lungs. Fine particles known as PM2.5 (between 0.1 microns and 2.5 microns) are invisible and can reach all the way down to lungs' alveoli (tiny spaces in lungs that allow oxygen to move into blood). (Black carbon is also a component of these sized particles.) Ultra-fine particles (below 0.1 microns) can penetrate blood.

The level and ratios of NOx, particulates, and black carbon emitted per vehicle varies. Older vehicles are often much worse than newer vehicles. Diesel vehicles are often much worse than petrol vehicles. It has emerged in recent years that diesel vehicles are emitting far more pollution when on the road than in tests they are required to pass to meet regulatory standards. This is due to a number of factors including for example hot weather, but also due to some manufacturers fitting ‘cheat’ or ‘defeat’ devices that enabled higher emissions on the road [26]. This has significantly hampered efforts by legislators to tackle pollution through vehicle exhaust emission regulation.

Outdoor air pollution has been estimated to account for 3.1 million premature deaths globally each year from respiratory diseases such as lung cancer [27] [28]. Asian cities are notorious for being blighted by air pollution contributed to significantly by manufacturing and rising motorised traffic, with children and the elderly sometimes being advised to stay indoors or schools being temporarily shut.

In the UK, outdoor air pollution is increasingly recognised as a health hazard causing an estimated 40,000 premature deaths a year [29]; and research by MIT found the leading contributor is transport, with transport-related air pollution causing 7,500 annual premature deaths [30].

The Gothenburg Protocol requires the UK to reduce emissions of PM2.5 by 30 per cent compared to 2005 emissions by 2020, but levels are not reducing. The level for both PM10 and PM2.5 barely changed between 2009 and 2015, with emissions of both pollutants slightly higher in 2015 than in 2009. Emissions from road transport is estimated to account for 14 per cent of PM10 emissions and 13 per cent of PM2.5 in 2015 [31].

In areas of the UK where NOx levels are a cause for concern, motorised road transport is by far the biggest contributor and according to the government “presents the most significant opportunity to improve air quality”. [32]

In London, more than 800 schools are located in areas with NOx levels exceeding limits. In the first five days of 2017, London breached its European-set legal limits for levels of air pollution for the entire year [33]. Mayor Sadiq Khan described London's toxic air as a public health emergency, with London now issues warnings to people with heart or lung difficulties, to limit exertion when pollution levels are high [34].

Emissions from the manufacturing process

It should not be forgotten that the manufacture of vehicles, and the disposal of vehicles at the end of their life, also releases significant greenhouse gases and air pollutants. Vehicles are large and complex to manufacture. They require the mining, extraction, transport and manufacture of a range of materials, including metals, rubber and plastics. [35]

Vehicle manufacturing plants require a lot of power; this power still often comes from coal-fired power plants, emitting more CO2.

The process of obtaining and refining diesel and petrol also releases pollution.  


End notes

[1] Global Fuel Economy Initiative, FIA Foundation
[2] Road use statistics Great Britain 2016, Department for Transport, 2016
[3] The Carbon Plan: Delivering our low carbon future, HM Government, 2011
[4] CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion: highlights, International Energy Agency, 2016
[5] Every Breathe We Take: the life-long impact of air pollution, Royal College of Physicians, 2016
[6] Global Fuel Economy Initiative, FIA Foundation
[7] Global status report on road safety 2015, World Health Organisation, 2016
[8] Road use statistics Great Britain 2016, Department for Transport, 2016
[9] Vehicle Licencing Statistics: December 2016, Department for Transport, 2017, Table VEH0104
[10] Paris Agreement: Essential elements, United Nations framework convention on climate change, 2016
[11] Ibid
[12] Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of the EU and its Member States, European Commission, 2015
[13] Climate Change Act 2008, gov.uk, 2008
[14] The Carbon Plan: Delivering our low carbon future, HM Government, 2011
[15] CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion: highlights, International Energy Agency, 2016
[16] Ibid
[17] Ibid
[18] Black Carbon Research, United States, Energy Protection Agency, accessed: 07.03.2017
[19] Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Diesel Vehicles: Impacts, Control Strategies, and Cost-Benefit Analysis, The World Bank, 2014
[20] Uherek, E, et al, (2010), Transport Impacts on Atmosphere and Climate: Land Transport, Atmospheric Environment 44 (37): 4772–4816
[21] The Gothenburg Protocol: Guidance documents and other methodological materials for the implementation of the 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone, UNECE
[22] Environment: Ambient air quality directives, European Commission, 2016 
[23] High Court Judgement on ClientEarth 2 vs SSEFA on UK Air Pollution Plans, Royal Courts of Justice, 2016
[24] Particulate matter from modern gasoline engines damages our lungs, University of Bern, 2015
[25] Health Effects of Particulate Matter: Policy implications for countries in eastern Europe, Caucuses and central Asia, World Health Organisation, 2013
[26] Franco, V, et al, Real-world exhaust emissions from diesel cars, International Council on Clean Transport, 2014
[27] Lim SS et al., A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, Lancet, 2012, 380: 2224-2260.
[28] Cohen AJ et al., Urban air pollution. In: Ezzati M et al., eds. Comparative quantification of health risks. Global and regional burden of disease attributable to selected major factors, World Health Organization, 2004, 2(17):1354–1433
[29] Every Breathe We Take: the life-long impact of air pollution, Royal College of Physicians, 2016
[30] Yim, S. & Barrett, S., Public health impacts of combustion emissions in the United Kingdom, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesEnviron. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46 (8), pp 4291–4296
[31] Statistical Release: Emissions of air pollutants in the UK 1970 to 2015, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2016
[32] Improving Air Quality in the UK: Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities UK overview document, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2015
[33] Pollution Graphs: Seven day graph for Lambeth Brixton Road 30 December 2016 -6 January 2017, London Air, 2017
[34] Sadiq Khan unveils action plan to battle London’s toxic air, London Assembly, 2016
[35] Statistical Release: Emissions of air pollutants in the UK 1970 to 2015, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2016

Date posted: March 2017

Essential guide to road safety for small businesses can help cut costs and save lives

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on small businesses with employees who drive for work to explore how they can cut costs and improve road safety, using its free comprehensive guide. The guide is published through Brake's Fleet Safety Forum with the support of the Department for Transport.

At-work road crashes are estimated to cost UK employers £2.7 billion a year [1]. For any business with staff who drive for work, improving employees' safety on the roads is essential in bringing down costs and preventing catastrophe. Preventing crashes, bumps and scrapes can deliver multiple business benefits like lowering insurance premiums, improving reputation and staff morale, and reducing lost time.

The guide outlines practical, low-cost steps small businesses can take to save money, and protect their employees and the wider community from the devastation a crash can cause. It includes first steps in drawing up a policy and communicating safe driving messages to drivers, with sample policies and links to downloadable tools and further guidance.

It contains case studies from organisations that have successfully reduced their road risk and benefitted their business as a result. It covers how to: measure and benchmark fleet safety; gain senior buy-in; manage and reduce risk to drivers, vehicles, and journeys; and continually improve fleet safety.

To request a free copy of the guide, fill out a short form and it will be emailed to you instantly.

Laura Woods, research and information officer at Brake, said: "Ensuring the safety of staff driving on work time can deliver significant business benefits, including reduced insurance premiums and improved reputation. Driving is the riskiest thing most people do at work, so it's vital for businesses of any size to manage this risk. It can be daunting for smaller organisations to start putting in place effective fleet safety practices, but this guide sets out clearly where to begin and tried and tested methods. It also directs you to lots of useful tools available from Brake and other agencies. I would urge all small businesses with employees who drive on work time to use this guide to drive down their road risk, saving money and lives."

[1] Insurance for Small Businesses: a guide to protecting your business, Association of British Insurers, 2008.

Brake

Brake is an independent road safety charity. Brake exists to stop the five deaths and 63 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. Brake runs awareness-raising campaignscommunity education programmes, events such as Road Safety Week (17-23 November 2014), and a Fleet Safety Forum, providing advice to companies. Brake's support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

Finalists announced for Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2017

News from Brake
Immediate issue: Monday 17 July 2017
professional@brake.org.uk

Finalists announced for Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2017

- Winners to be crowned at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Thursday 28 September 2017

Safety-conscious organisations from across the globe have made it through to the final stage of Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2017.

The road safety charity received a record number of first-time entries this year and now more than 70 organisations are in with a chance of winning one of 15 prestigious awards.

The annual event, sponsored by ARI and ProVision, recognises the achievements of fleet operators and suppliers who are working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers. This year’s finalists include household names such as FedEX, Royal Mail Group, and British Gas, as well as smaller companies including TMJ Interiors, AbbVie and Reflex .

A full shortlist (details below) has now been released for each category, and winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 28 September 2017, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham.

Tickets are on sale for just £150 per person and there are still some sponsorship opportunities available. Full details are available at www.fleetsafetyawards.com.

Katie Shephard, development director, at Brake, says: “Congratulations to all organisations who have been shortlisted this year. The standard was exceptionally high this year and we’re looking forward to working with our external judges to select some well deserving winners. I’d encourage companies across the industry to attend our Awards ceremony in September and help us celebrate best practice.”

Jason Chamberlain, sales and marketing director at ARI, says: “We are hugely proud to continue our partnership with Brake as sponsor of the 2017 Fleet Safety Awards. As a former Brake Award winner ourselves for our Riskmaster driver management product, we have the utmost respect for the level of dedication shown by Brake and all potential award entrants from the fleet industry, working tirelessly to help realise Brake’s vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries.”

Mervyn O’Callaghan, Co-Founder and Managing Director at ProVision CameraMatics, says: “We are delighted to see such an excellent array of companies highlighting their technologies and initiatives that increase safety for both commercial drivers and the public that share our roads. In our view there is no greater goal in the field of automotive technology than that of saving lives. We would like to extend our very best wishes and good luck to all entrants for a successful and enjoyable event.”

The 2017 shortlists are as follow:
Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster
• AbbVie Ltd
• Carey Worldwide Chauffeur Services
• Iron Mountain
• Jet Plant Hire Limited
• National Vehicle Distribution Ltd
• TMJ Interiors Ltd

Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster
• Bibby Distribution
• FedEx Express Europe
• Gateshead Council
• Glasgow City Council
• Novus Property Solutions Ltd
• Reynolds

Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster
• Anglian Water
• Atos
• British Gas
• Kelly Group
• Skanska
• SSE and Applied Driving Techniques
• telent Technology Services Ltd

Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis
• Bibby Distribution
• CNG Fuels
• Gateshead Council
• Lightfoot
• VolkerRail

Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award, sponsored by e-Driving Fleet
• Balfour Beatty
• FM Conway Ltd
• Iron Mountain
• Jacobs and Applied Driving Techniques
• Morrison Utility Services
• Pollock (scotrans) Ltd
• Royal Mail Group
• telent Technology Services Ltd

Fleet Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by Johnson + Johnson
• Auto Windscreens
• Carillion Fleet Management
• Clearview Intelligence Limited
• FTA Van Excellence
• Intelligent Telematics and Tesco.com
• McGee
• ProVision
• Reflex Vans
• Renault Trucks

Fleet Safety Partnership Award
• Anglian Water and Ctrack
• Aster Group and Perfect Circle Management Ltd
• British Gas and Fleetmaster Group
• Glasgow City Council and Gallagher Bassett
• Johnson & Johnson and AIP

• Phillips 66

• Pollock (scotrans) Ltd 
• telent Technology Services Ltd and Lex Autolease

 Fleet Safety Product Award, sponsored by QBE

• British Gas
• Checkedsafe
• DriverFocus
• r2c Online
• Reflex Vans
• Renault Trucks

Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE
• BigChange
• Lightfoot
• Mobileye
• ProVision
• Safety Shield Systems
• SmartWitness
• Teletrac Navman
• VisionTrack

Global Road Safety Award
• Iron Mountain
• Johnson & Johnson
• Kunhadi
• Mobileye

Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado
• Agro Merchants Lurgan - Sawyers Transport
• Conquip Engineering Group
• Co-op Insurance
• Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
• Licence Bureau
• Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Checkpoint
• FCA Group (Alpha Romeo)
• Instarmac Group
• Jet Plant Hire Limited
• Morrison Utility Services
• Reynolds
• Skanska

Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau
• Rory Morgan, Iron Mountain
• James Mitchell, Arriva
• Robert Lindsay, Balfour Beatty
• Andrew Drewary, Road Risk Manager for Broadspire, by Crawford & Company
• Richard Green, Anglian Water
• Mark Bromhall, Royal Mail Group
• Alison Moriarty, Skanska

Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva
• Announced on the night

[ENDS]

Notes to editors

About Brake
Brake is a national road safety charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaigns, community education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Follow Brake on Twitter, Facebook, or The Brake Blog.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

About ARI
ARI is one of the UK’s leading fleet management providers, delivering state-of the art solutions for driver risk management, funding, fleet maintenance, accident and daily rental to customers across a wide range of industries and sectors. ARI’s industry-leading driver risk management system, Riskmaster, was awarded the Fleet Safety Product Award at Brake’s 2015 Fleet Safety Awards for its contribution to driver and risk management, with ARI customers experiencing significant reductions in road incident frequency and severity.

About ProVision
ProVision is the leader in CameraMatics solutions, delivering products that allow fleet managers to reduce fleet risk, increase driver safety and comply with growing governance and compliance regulations.

Vehicle Tracking and Telematics solutions answered the challenge of improving fleet efficiencies in the last two decades. However, the world has changed to one where managing risk and meeting compliance needs presents a greater burden to fleets than ever before.

A new evolution in vehicle video and data was needed and ProVision has met that need with CameraMatics. This merges 4 key technologies: video input technologies, such as cameras and video-based scanners, smart processing systems, communications systems and unique algorithmic IP.

ProVision's CameraMatics technology delivers advanced, remotely-accessible IoT solutions that help protect fleets, while also increasing their efficiencies. The foundation of the ProVision system are our vehicle camera systems comprising HD-quality cameras with 3G/4G remotely accessible smart DVRs. These systems can be extended with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) such as Lane Departure Warnings, Forward Collision Warnings, Driver Fatigue, Smoking and Mobile Phone Use Warnings. Additionally, a 360 Degree Bird's Eye View system can be implemented to give a complete top-down view of everything around the vehicle. Unlike non-CameraMatics systems that simply warn the driver of issues, the ProVision system logs all the incidents and even alerts the fleet manager, who can then take corrective and protective measures. Finally, our software suite includes desktop and mobile apps for monitoring fleet vehicles & data, and driver apps for logging vehicle checks and reporting accidents.

This full package of data truly enhances and protects fleets like never before and it's the CameraMatics difference that makes ProVision the global leaders in fleet technology innovation.
Find out more at https://www.ProVisionCameraMatics.com

Fleet and road safety events and training

 
Brake runs a programme of conferences, seminars and webinars, and training courses for fleet safety professionals throughout the year, as well as offering in-house training packages.


Visit our calendar of events for an overview of all of our upcoming events, or read on to find out more about some of our flagship events and training options.

Fleet Safety Conference
Brake’s Fleet Safety Conference is an annual event bringing together fleet managers and suppliers to share best practice in managing road risk.

Fleet Safety Awards
Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards is an annual, free to enter awards scheme recognising the achievements of operators and suppliers working to reduce the number of crashes involving at-work drivers.

Seminars and webinars
Our annual programme of seminars and webinars covers a range of road safety topics and issues around managing at-work road risk. Seminars are run throughout the UK, and webinars are run online to enable easy, eco-friendly attendance.

Pledge training
The Brake Pledge is a simple and flexible driver safety campaign for employers to use with their drivers. The Pledge can be adapted to any size or type of fleet, and any budget. Through Pledge training employers can raise drivers' awareness on key road safety topics. Employers can attend one of a number of training sessions throughout the UK, or book an in-house Pledge training course.


Visit our preference centre to sign up for email updates for professionals, or join us on Linked In or follow us on Twitter.

Fleet drivers

National Accident Helpline is pleased to sponsor this page.

FleFleet driveret drivers are at the coal face of road safety. Whether you drive a 38 tonne truck or a delivery moped, you can make a difference on our roads. About one in three road deaths involves a vehicle being driven for work purposes and many more involve people driving to and from work.

Help stop the carnage by ensuring your driving is as safe as it possibly can be, and being an ambassador for safe driving. Start by signing our Pledge and reading the accompanying driver advice and encourage colleagues to do the same.

Help your employer prioritise fleet safety by encouraging them to join Brake Professional, our low-cost service giving road risk management advice on critical topics from driver tiredness to vehicle maintenance. Signing up often helps employers save money as well as protecting their staff and the public from potentially deadly crashes.

You can also encourage your employer or union to take part in Road Safety Week, an ideal time to raise awareness among staff about road safety and raise funds for Brake. 

Finally, help Brake's work to make roads safer and support bereaved and injured crash victims by fundraising for us, making a donation, and backing our campaigns. Thanks for your support!

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The Workplace Depot is pleased to support Brake. Visit our site >

One in four road casualties involves a vehicle driven for work. If your organisation employs people who drive (whether commercial vehicles, company cars, or employees' own vehicles), Brake can help you manage road risk, reduce costs, protect your reputation, and promote community road safety.

Brake’s division for professionals, Brake Professional, provides a range of low-cost services on key road risk management topics, ranging from driver impairment to telematics.

Events: Brake offers a full calendar of professional development conferences, seminars and webinars, master-classes and on-site driver training.  

Awards: Brake’s prestigious Fleet Safety Awards take place annually and award road risk management best practice.

Resources: Brake Professional provides in-depth road risk management guidance reports and case studies, an online road safety research library, driver awareness tools such as online activities and posters, and a fortnightly road safety e-news.

Community engagement: Take part in community road safety events organised by Brake such as Road Safety Week.

Working with Brake gives you the opportunity to network with hundreds of other reputable organisations committed to road safety, from global blue chips to local authorities and SMEs. So get involved today.

Go to our Brake Professional site now to find out about more. Our events and awards are open to members and non-members of Brake. Joining the charity gives you access to our valuable resources.

Want to do more to support and work with Brake? Show your commitment to road safety and help fund the charity by becoming one of our much-valued corporate partners.

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Fleet professionals

fleetdriverThrough Brake Professional, Brake provides a low-cost service for:

  • fleet managers
  • health and safety managers
  • driver trainers 
  • any manager or employer with staff who drive for work purposes or operating in the fleet arena

Brake Professional provides the latest guidance, resources, research and training opportunities to help organisations manage their road risk and develop a safe driving culture. Signing up can help you prevent crashes and scrapes, reduce costs, and contribute to safer roads. 

Whether you are responsible for 10 pizza delivery mopeds, 1,000 articulated trucks, or 100 staff driving their own vehicles to work appointments, you can benefit from joining. 

Included in your annual membership is:

  • access to guidance reports and other resources on a huge range of topics - from managing 'grey' fleets, to tackling driver tiredness, to reversing and blind spots, to selling fleet safety to the board
  • free and discounted attendance at Brake events, including webinars, seminars, and our annual fleet safety conference
  • a free place at one of our Pledge training webinars on engaging drivers on key safe driving topics
  • a fortnightly road safety news bulletin

Annual membership is available from just £50 (+VAT), depending on your size and sector. Visit www.brakepro.org to find out more and join, or see other ways employers can work with us.  

Join us

joinboyBrake is reliant on volunteer support, donations and fundraising to enable us to work to end the carnage on roads, make communities safer, and care for people devastated by road death and injury.

Help us continue our important work by becoming a Brake supporter, by donating online or by text, calling 01484 559909, or sending a cheque payable to Brake to PO Box 548, Huddersfield HD1 2XZ. Or find out about give as you earn, in memoriam and wills and legacies. Thank you!

You can also support Brake through volunteering, campaigning or fundraising. Read our brochure to find out more.

There are also lots of ways to fundraise for us, while having fun and promoting road safety. Get ideas and email fundraise@brake.org.uk.

If you're an employer or road safety professional, find out how you can work with us through our partnership opportunities and subscribing to Brake Professional.

If you're a support professional working with suddenly bereaved victims, or an educator, sign up at our preference centre to hear more information and about upcoming events.

Whoever you are, stay up to date with our work, latest news and ways to support us, by signing up for our monthly email bulletin below, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Organisations representing road users

You may wish to contact an organisation representing a type of road user.

 

Cycling organisations:

Cycling UK

Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, GU2 9JX

T:01483 238301            E: cycling@cyclinguk.org            W: http://www.cyclinguk.org

 

Sustrans (developing paths for walkers and cyclists and Safe Routes to Schools)

National Cycle Network, 2 Cathedral Square, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5DD

T: 0117 926 8893            E: reception@sustrans.org.uk            W: www.sustrans.org.uk

 

Motorcycling organisations:

British Motorcyclists Federation

T: 0116 279 5112            E: enquiries@bmf.co.uk            W: www.bmf.co.uk

3 Oswin Road, Brailsford Industrial Estate, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 1HR

Motorcycle Action Group

T: 01926 844064            E: central-office@mag-uk.org            W: www.mag-uk.org

PO Box 750, Warwick, CV34 9FU

 

Pedestrian organisations:

Living Streets

T: 020 7377 4900            E: info@livingstreets.org.uk            W: www.livingstreets.org.uk

4th Floor, Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, E1 7SA

 

Commercial vehicle operator groups:

Freight Transport Association

T:03717 112 222            W: www.fta.co.uk

Hermes House, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UZ

Road Haulage Association

Helpline:01932 841 515            W: www.rha.net

The Old Forge, South Road, Weybridge, HT13 9DZ, Surrey

 

Motorist groups:

ETA (Environment Transport Association)

T: 0333 000 1234            W: www.eta.co.uk

68 High Street, Weybridge, KT13 8RS

Green Flag                                              

Promotes road safety and produces road safety research in partnership with Brake.

T: 0345 246 1558            E: member-queries@greenflag.com            W: www.greenflag.com

The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4AZ

Institute of Advanced Motorists

T: 0845 126 8600            W: www.iam.org.uk

RAC Foundation of Motoring

T:0300 303 1134            W: www.racfoundation.org

89-91 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HS

 

Your Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB)

If you need any other contacts your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau may be able to help. It can provide access to free, impartial and confidential advice, including on financial and legal matters. For your nearest CAB, you can look in your phone book or search the CAB website’s online list of its offices on www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Partnership Opportunities

There are a variety of ways in which your organisation can work with Brake to raise awareness about road safety in your community, secure brand exposure, market your products to fleet professionals, engage your drivers on the importance of road safety and provide volunteering opportunities for staff. For more information about the benefits available to corporate partners contact the corporate fundraising team on corporate@brake.org.uk or 01484 559909.

Follow the links below to read about Brake's recent activities with corporate partners:

Spring 2013

Summer 2012, Autumn 2012, Road Safety Week 2012, Winter 2012/13

Listed below are some of the ways in which you can work with Brake to raise awareness about road safety.

Support with PR and marketing campaigns:

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Why not work with Brake on a PR campaign designed to raise awareness about a specific aspect of road safety. The charity can provide a quote for your press release, a spokesperson for media interviews, and may also be able to involve one Brake's inspirational volunteers who has been affected by the issues involved. Read about Brake's partnership with Ultralase securing 18 radio interviews and coverage on BBC Breakfast to raise awareness about the vital importance of ensuring drivers have regular eye checks.

 

Pictured above; Brake's deputy chief executive being interviewed by BBC Breakfast during national Road Safety Week 2012.

Support embedding fleet safety policies and engaging drivers on the importance of road safety:

Want to learn how Tesco.com saved £1.5m a year by investing in driver training? Or how 3M embedded a distraction free culture within their vehicles without any loss of revenue? Brake can provide your organisation with access to conferences, awards, seminars and webinars which will share best practice from across the fleet industry.

The charity can also work with you to engage your drivers on road safety by writing articles for your internal newsletters and intranet sites, providing interactive resources and ideas for road safety activities and providing training on engaging drivers on the importance of driving safely. Read about Brake's partnership with Carey Worldwide Chauffered Services engaging drivers on road safety through Brake's Pledge.

Support coordinating a road safety initiative in your local community:

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There are a number of ways that Brake can work with your organisation to develop a community project designed to raise awareness about road safety and help reduce the appalling number of people killed and seriously injured in road crashes every year. For example, the charity can provide training to help your staff engage with young people on the importance of driving safely, provide links to schools who would be interested in working in partnership with your organisation, and promote your work through social media channels and the charity's campaigns bulletin. 

 

Pictured above; Ed Miliband attends a community road safety event organised by Brake and Jet.

Read about Brake's partnership with Autoglassengaging children on the importance of dressing brightly on dark evenings.

Support with marketing your product to fleet professional

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Brake has a variety of opportunities for your organisation to market your products and services to the 1,500+ fleet professionals who subscribe to the Fleet Safety Forum. Brake is currently seeking sponsors for webinars, seminars and conferences which share best fleet safety practice across the industry. There are also a variety of ways in which your organisation can get involved in our conference and awards.

Pictured above; Martin 'Nobby' Clarke, driver development manager at Balfour Beatty Fleet Services, picks up Brake's lifetime achievement award in June 2012.

Vehicle maintenance

Drivers and fleet operators have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and well-maintained. If safety critical parts such as brakes and wheels are not kept in good repair, this could cause the driver to lose control or fail to respond in time in an emergency, with potentially fatal results. Vehicle defects contributed to 2,000 crashes in 2013, 42 of them causing deaths [1].

In the UK, all cars, motorbikes and light passengers vehicles must pass an annual MOT test once they are three years old. Trucks and buses have their own version of the MOT, known as the annual vehicle test. These tests are intended to confirm that vehicles meet roadworthiness and environmental standards. If vehicles are kept well-maintained throughout the year, with any defects noticed and remedied promptly, they should have no trouble passing the test. However, many drivers do not pay enough attention to routine maintenance: 40% of cars and vans failed their initial MOT in 2012/13 [2].

As well as putting drivers and others around them at risk, if defects are not dealt with promptly it can cost drivers money, such as by increasing fuel use and/or the overall cost of repairs, and can increase pollution.

Below are some of the most common safety-critical defects in vehicles, and how they can be avoided.

Learn more: Read our advice for drivers on maintaining your vehicle.

Incorrect tyre pressure and tread depth

Illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres is the most common vehicle defect contributing to fatal crashes [3], yet is one of the simplest to detect and rectify. Many drivers do not pay attention to the state of their tyres: a Brake survey found seven in 10 UK drivers (70%) did not know the legal minimum tyre tread depth for their vehicle [4]. A separate survey of young drivers found one in three (34%) never check their tyre tread depth and one in four (25%) never check tyre pressure [5].

Tyres must be kept in at the correct pressure as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Driving with under-inflated tyres results in reduced steering control, longer stopping distances, increased risk of skidding on wet roads, greater fuel consumption, and more wear to the tyres [6]. Over-inflated tyres are more susceptible to damage, and will wear more quickly in the middle [7]. Drivers should check their tyre pressures at least once a month using a pressure gauge, and before every long journey.

Tyres must be replaced when the tread depth wears down, as this greatly increases stopping distances. In the UK car and van tyres must be replaced before the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, however research has found that braking distances increase far before this point, particularly in wet conditions [8]. Brake therefore recommends that tyres are changed once tread depth reaches 3mm. Drivers should check tyre tread depth once a week, and before every long journey.

Tyres must also be kept in good condition, with drivers looking out for any visible signs of wear, cracks and bulges and replacing tyres if they spot any problems.

Tyres can still age, even when not in use. Tyre rubber deteriorates over time, becoming brittle and developing cracks. Drivers should therefore have tyres inspected by a tyre specialist at least once a year once they are more than five years old, as deterioration may not be immediately visible. All tyres, including spares, should be replaced before they reach ten years old, even if they are not worn [9].

Loose wheels

If a wheel becomes detached while the vehicle is moving it can accelerate up to 150km/h (93mph) [10], and would hit an oncoming vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist with incredible force. It can also cause the driver who has lost the wheel to lose control and crash. It’s estimated that several hundred wheel detachments occur each year in the UK, mostly involving large commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses. One in six (16%) wheel loss incidents causes injury, and one in 24 (4%) causes death [11].

There are several reasons a wheel can become detached from a vehicle:

  • the studs and bolts attaching the wheel can become loose, due to under-tightening, or break, due to over-tightening
  • incorrect components may have been used (not all wheel fixings and wheels are compatible)
  • components may be in poor condition or of poor quality
  • rust or dirt may build up on wheel fixings, causing damage over time.

Drivers should therefore look out for:

  • rust or bright metal around the wheel nut
  • cracked or distorted wheel rims
  • broken or loose fixings.

Wheel nut indicator devices, which can indicate if wheel nuts have moved, are available from various manufacturers. They are recommended for heavy vehicles such as trucks or buses, and can also be used on cars and vans. If your vehicle has these fitted, you should check their position when carrying out other essential checks such as tyre pressure and tread depth.

Learn more: Organisations with vehicle fleets can access guidance on vehicle maintenance at www.brakepro.org.

Worn brakes

Brakes are one of the most important safety components of a vehicle: without properly working brakes, you will have no way of stopping in time to avoid a crash. Defective brakes are the most common vehicle defect contributing to serious crashes, and the second most common (after defective tyres) contributing to fatal crashes [12].

Regularly checking brakes is important to drivers noticing any problems early on and getting them fixed, avoiding more serious and costly problems and the deadly risk of sudden brake failure.

Drivers should look out for any of the following warning signs [13]:

  • needing to press much harder than usual on the brake
  • the vehicle taking longer than usual to stop when brakes are applied
  • the brake pedal sinking right down when you put your foot on it
  • the brake pedal becoming very stiff and hard to push down
  • the handbrake not releasing, or moving up and down much easier than usual.

It is important for drivers to test brakes regularly to help ensure they notice any differences. This should be done on a safe, empty, flat stretch of road, early in the journey, once a week and before long journeys. If drivers notice any problems, or are in any doubt as to the state of brakes, they should consult a qualified mechanic immediately and not risk driving a vehicle if there is a possibility the brakes are damaged.

Other defects

Defective lights, indicators, steering, suspension, missing or defective mirrors, and overloaded vehicles, also contribute to crashes [14]. Drivers should check these components and those above on a regular basis using ‘walk-round’ checks. See Brake’s advice for drivers.


[1] Reported road casualties Great Britain: annual report 2013, Department for Transport, 2014

[2] VOSA effectiveness report 2012 to 2013, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, 2014

[3] Reported road casualties Great Britain: annual report 2013, Department for Transport, 2014

[4] Are you ready to drive? Brake and Direct Line, 2009

[5] Young drivers and their tyres, TyreSafe and Ingenie, 2013

[6] Care guide: tyre pressures, Michelin, undated

[7] Air Pressure - Correct, Underinflated and Overinflated, tirerack.com, undated

[8] Tyres should be changed at 3mm, RoadSafe, Mira, Continental, 2005

[9] When should I change my tyres? Michelin, undated

[10] Wheel security: a best practice guide, Society of Operations Engineers, 2009

[11] Heavy vehicle wheel detachment, Transport Research Laboratory, 2006

[12] Reported road casualties Great Britain: annual report 2013, Department for Transport, 2014

[13] Faulty brakes, nopenaltypoints.co.uk, 2013

[14] Reported road casualties Great Britain: annual report 2013, Department for Transport, 2014


Page last updated: October 2014