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One in two businesses are considering telematics

ALD Automotive has announced the results of research carried out in conjunction with YouGov revealing that one-in-two UK financial directors are considering implementing telematics technology to reduce the risk associated with their company vehicles.

There are currently more than 25 separate pieces of legislation which impact on the safe management and driving of employees while at work.

The legislation ranges from road traffic laws such as the Road Traffic and Road Safety Acts to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act and the Health and Safety (Offences) Act, with punishments that range from fines and penalty points for drivers for breaches of road traffic law to fines running into thousands of pounds and jail terms for managers and directors and multi-million pound fines for businesses.

Commenting on the results, Keith Allen, managing director of ALD Automotive, said: “As our research highlights, risk associated with drivers and company vehicles is a major issue for UK businesses.

“At ALD, we work with companies by having them outsource the management of their company vehicles and can recommend strategies to help them reduce risk associated with their company vehicles. A change in a business’s fleet policy or the implementation of telematics can have a significant impact on reducing risk.”

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