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Drivers ignore take-a-break guidelines

More than half of fleet drivers are exceeding the Government’s recommended journey duration time without taking a break.

Duty of care reports compiled over six months found that more than 50% of car and van drivers were exceeding the Government guidelines of driving for two hours without a break, with the longest continuous journey lasting six-and-a-half hours.

In addition, many fleet managers admitted that they were unaware of the new Highway Code guidelines, which recommend that drivers have a minimum break of 15 minutes every two hours.

Telematics systems such as the recently updated Fleetwise Care from Norwich Union allow fleets to obtain comprehensive duty of care reports.

Diane Cougill, motor telematics director, Norwich Union, says: “Risk management is fundamental to the fleet managers’ role and feedback tells us that they are very keen to manage their risk and find the ongoing support our fleet advisers provide invaluable.”

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