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Who causes collisions managers or drivers?

17 June 2010 09:34 in General

At lots of fleet safety workshops we have hosted recently participants have debated whether drivers or managers are the main human cause of vehicle damage and road collisions.

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Driving Evolution

09 June 2010 16:57 in General

Think about it. Humans as we know them today, homo sapiens, has been around for about 200,000 years, depending upon which timeline you believe.

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Are we won over by the i-MiEV?

03 June 2010 14:54 in General

For the last few days I’ve been driving to and from the office in an electric car. They’ve been in the news a lot recently, especially since Nissan announced prices in May of its Leaf electric car due on sale in 2011.

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BLOG: Should leasing companies adjust their residual values for a possible future VAT increase to 20%?

27 May 2010 11:49 in General

When a vehicle leasing company purchases a vehicle they can recover the VAT, which currently sits at 17.5%. At the back end however, they also have to account for VAT when they dispose of their vehicles, so what’s going to happen if VAT moves to 20% or more?

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Mobile phones and driving at work

20 May 2010 09:37 in Legal

The issue of work related phone use is a complex one, the original legislation banning use of a handheld mobile phone whilst driving has by and large proved ineffective, even after the original legislation was given teeth by the ability to add penalty points upon conviction.

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Road safety advice from Interactive Driving Systems: Show extra caution when driving an unfamiliar vehicle

13 May 2010 09:42 in General

As our travel, fleet and operational needs change, drivers are sometimes faced with unfamiliar vehicles. When this happens, and assuming there is no viable alternative than to drive, there some basic safe driving tips you SHOULD follow.

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What now for UK Government?

07 May 2010 08:49 in

Now what? That’s the question everyone is asking today as the election results reveal a hung parliament.

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Making driver training hit the mark

05 May 2010 10:01 in General

‘Unless recipients of training take on board the information and guidance they receive, and actually act on it over the long term, it’s wasted so what does it take to really hit the mark?

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Plug-In Car Grant - is someone thinking about capacity issues?

28 April 2010 11:49 in General

The Government recently announced the Plug-In Car Grant which provides a £5,000 incentive for motorists to buy ultra-low carbon cars. In addition to this a £30m fund has been set up to create Plugged-in Places initially at London, Milton Keynes and the North East, with plans to install 11,000 recharging points over the next three years.

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Will the world cup bring more hazards to the road?

22 April 2010 10:01 in General

With the 2010 World Cup fast approaching the following provides some good practice guidance on how to enjoy it and stay safe on the road.

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Are you a speeder?

15 April 2010 10:01 in General

Find out if you need to start watching your speeding by answering some quick questions.

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The costs of mobile phones and fleet driving

08 April 2010 14:05 in General

An Australian friend, Richard Schuster forwarded me the following story from the Automotive Fleet publication, February 16, 2010 – having been ‘blown away’ by the $7.5M in settlements by the fleet’s insurer

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