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Fleet drivers shine on screen safety

FLEET car drivers have an excellent record when it comes to keeping their windscreens in a safe condition, according to a new survey. Of 115 vehicles checked by windscreen repair and replacement specialist Silver Shield at May's Fleet Motor Show, at Donington Park, only four showed any sign of screen damage.

Of those, just one had problems which would have affected a driver's vision. However, 65% of vehicles checked had dirty number plates which would have made them less easy to read. David Pearse, sales and marketing director of Silver Shield, said: 'This clearly indicates that company car drivers recognise how important it is for safety reasons to maintain their windscreens in top condition.'

A check of fleet manager's tyres by National Tyres and Autocare during the show revealed a different story, with 10% of 2,000 vehicles examined found to be unsafe due to faulty tyres.

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