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Fleet managers urged to adopt police-style risk analysis system

POLICE-style analysis of accident and car crime statistics could be a key to successful risk management, a senior police officer has told fleet managers. Strathclyde Police has used accident analysis and improved driver training to reduce the number of incidents in which the police driver lost control of the vehicle from 75 in 1991 to 30 in 1996.

Superintendent Fred McManus, of Strathclyde Police's traffic department, said: 'Considering the emergency nature of many police incident responses and the growth of traffic on our roads I consider this to be a significant and noteworthy reduction in what is potentially the most serious type of accident.'

He explained to delegates at the Accident Management Company's Risk Management in Action seminar that gathering and acting upon intelligence had dramatically reduced both accident and criminal damage rates for the force's fleet and similar measures could prove successful for businesses.

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