The guides will provide drivers with information on the safety features of their rental car, as well as important safe driving tips from Brake, the road safety charity.
Avis is a corporate partner of Brake and the safety guides include the 12 safety tips that make up the Brake 'drive safely' pledge:-
By the end of this year every model of the Avis rental fleet will have a dedicated in-car user and safety guide that will include tips on getting to know Avis cars. This will include a diagram of dashboard instruments and answers to frequently asked questions such as 'How do I lock the doors, use the child locks, change the spare tyre?'
As part of Avis' on-going commitment to safety best in class vehicles for safety have been added to its fleet, such as the Volvo S80 and V70. Also, a 39-point check is carried out on each vehicle before it is given to a driver. The check includes key areas such as brakes, tyres, windscreen wipers and oil.
'Avis understands that businesses are under increasing pressure to ensure the health and safety of their company car drivers. We work closely with Brake to improve road safety for our customers," said Sarah Oglethorpe, Avis' head of retail sales.