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Cost of careless drivers

THE carelessness of company car drivers is costing employers between £400 and £700 per incident, new findings suggest.

AMC Accident Management has analysed incidents from its database over the past 12 months including accidents caused while reversing, loss of control, hitting another car while manoeuvring and joining major road junctions. It adds that hitting the rear of a third party costs an average £700 while hitting a stationary object will lead to a £524 repair bill.

The company's chief operating officer Ian McKenzie said: 'This demonstrates how much company car drivers' carelessness is costing employers. Companies need to consider introducing driver training to make employees aware of the consequences of their actions behind the wheel.

'They need to be more attentive when on the road, and pay more attention to what's going on around them.'

AMC has developed netaccident.com, an tracking, analysis and reporting system, which includes digital imaging that allows fleets to view accident damage from a variety of angles.

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