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Summer brings extra hazards for company drivers

AS summer approaches, fleets have been warned about the added dangers of driving in hot weather, where even sneezes can prove dangerous.

ING Car Lease is also urging fleets with drivers taking summer holidays abroad to check vehicle documents and paperwork before an international journey.

Drivers taking a company vehicle aboard must have a VE103B document and permission from the leasing company, giving approval for the vehicle to be taken out of the country.

ING recommends that company cars also have a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, spare lamp bulbs and a spare set of keys.

Fleets have also been warned to ensure any drivers suffering with hay fever are aware of the dangers.

If a hay fever sufferer repeatedly sneezes at 70mph, vision can be lost for up to half a mile, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Bryan Lunn, chief examiner at the IAM, said: 'There are some simple things a driver can do if they are having a bad hay fever day. Try to get someone else to drive. If not, keep all the windows closed.'

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