Sheffield-based training and skills learning company NTP has specified the fitment of ESP (Electronic Stability Program) to its entire fleet of 138 company vehicles.
It makes NTP one of the first fleets in the UK to make the system compulsory in all its vehicles.
NTP fleet manager Hannah Stuchfield said: ‘We take our duty of care very seriously and so it is vital that the vehicles we provide to our staff have the most up-to- date passive and active safety systems incorporated.
‘Many of these come as standard – the exception is stability control and so we now specify that all cars have this feature.’
At last year’s Fleet News Double Jeopardy conference, Matthew Avery, crash laboratory manager at motor research centre Thatcham, called ESP a lifesaver and recommended all fleets choose it, despite its extra cost.
Robert Bosch, the developer of ESP, is currently running a series of presentations and demonstrations through fleet operators’ association Acfo to raise the awareness and driving safety benefits of stability control.