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Businesses have been urged to increase their focus on reducing at-work driving crashes in the wake of new data showing they cost the UK more than £700 million a year.
Van fleet operators are being urged to be stringent in their driver risk assessment process and ensure every individual on the road receives the training they need, as a surge in light commercial vehicle traffic signals a ‘ticking accident time bomb’.
As tyres are the only part of a vehicle that makes contact with the road, it is essential that they are in tip-top condition. However, many drivers continue to fail to undertake both regular and routine checks.
West Midlands Police is the first force in the country to proactively target ‘close pass’ drivers who endanger riders.
Motorists caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving will face tougher penalties, the Department for Transport has suggested.