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Fewer than 30% of fleet operators have speeding policy

The majority of fleet operators do not have a driver speeding policy in place or are ‘unsure’ whether they have one, according to a recent survey.

Only 29% of 100 fleet operators surveyed by TrackCompare say they have a driver speeding policy in place while just over a fifth (21%) say they do not have one and half are ‘not sure’.

This is despite calls from road safety organisations to tackle speeding.

In August last year, Brake, the road safety charity, urged fleet operators to take steps against speeding and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) said ‘inappropriate’ speeds were causing 24% of fatal accidents and 16% of collisions resulting in serious injury.

However, nearly half (45%) of the fleets surveyed by TrackCompare that don’t have a policy suggest that speeding isn’t a problem on their fleet.

Around a quarter (26%) admit that they have ‘never thought about it’.

Kjell Anderton, director of TrackCompare director, said: “Speeding drivers present many problems for fleets and we wanted to find out whether it was a big concern for our customers.

“The results show that although fleets think the way their staff drive is their responsibility forty-four per cent believe it is not a problem for them. Not unexpectedly, driver safety was one of the highest scoring responses, but what really surprised us was that not one respondent cited fuel economy as a reason for putting in place a speeding policy.”

Full survey results: 

Do you have a driver speeding policy in place?

 

Yes

                         9%

No

21%

Not sure

50%

 

 

Why did you put the policy in place?

 

Driver prosecution

12%

Driver safety

20%

Insurance implications

12%

Legally required

20%

Fuel economy

0%

Not sure

36%

 

 

 

 

Why haven't you put one in place?

 

Never thought about It

26%

Not a problem for our fleet

45%

Not our responsibility

5%

Not sure

24%

 

 

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