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Brake publishes new fleet guidance on in-vehicle technology

Brake has published guidance on how fleet managers can use in-vehicle technology to help improve driver safety.

This best practice report, produced as part of the road safety charity's campaign to help organisations save lives, money and the environment by improving fleet safety, is sponsored by GreenRoad.

The guidance includes advice delivered at a recent Brake seminar, providing insight into key technological developments, discusses the effectiveness of various technologies, and presents a case study of one fleet operator that has seen dramatic improvements to driver behaviour and ultimately fleet operating costs, in part through use of in-vehicle telematics.

The ever-increasing variety of technologies offering fleets the potential to improve driver safety can be complex for fleet managers. Some technologies are known to have safety benefits, and many show great potential, but they can also present risks and difficulties.

Brake says technology should be used as part of a wider approach to managing road risk; implementing in-vehicle technology successfully to reduce risk is a matter of careful system choice and change management. This report helps managers to identify the right questions about what will work best for their fleet.

The report is available for free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-subscribers. The first 25 non-subscribers to request the report will get a copy for free.

Roz Cumming, professional engagement manager at Brake, says: "In-vehicle technology can greatly increase driver safety when used effectively, but requires careful evaluation and management.

"This report gives practical guidance on what to consider when selecting and implementing technological solutions for your fleet. I'd urge anyone who doesn't already subscribe to sign up to Brake's Fleet Safety Forum to get access to this resource and many more like it to help them manage their road risk.

Email admin@brake.org.uk or call 01484 559909 to order a copy of the report.

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