News briefs from across the fleet industry, including how SMR is a key consideration for fleets going forward and drink driving warning during the holiday season.
Fleets are being warned about an increased risk of drug driving as company car and van drivers return to work from furlough.
The total number of casualties caused by drink driving increased to 8,700 in 2018, up 1% from 2017.
The European Transport Safety Council says it wants the limit introduced as part of a package of measures to help prevent up to 5,000 alcohol-linked road deaths..
Police in England, Wales and Scotland should be given new powers to set up vehicle checkpoints and randomly test drivers for the presence of drink and drugs.
Fatal and serious drink-drive casualties have reached their highest level since 2010, according to new figures from the Department for Transport (DfT).
Fit-to-drive declarations are becoming more important in the light of increased levels of drink and drug driving reported by the police, says FleetCheck.
Alcolock device is fully integrated with vehicle’s telematics system
New drink-driving figures show a lack of progress in tackling the issue, with the number of fatalities unchanged year-on-year.
In the past four years, there have been 5,181 repeat drink-drive offenders, including one driver who was caught six times in the same period.
Breathalyser firm AlcoSense Laboratories says that the number of roadside breath tests carried out in June is 50% higher than any other month apart from December.
Road safety charity IAM Roadsmart has called for emergency measures to be introduced to tackle drink-driving.
Nearly one in three would not try to talk a friend out of drink-driving, while four in 10 know someone who has driven over the drink-drive limit, says RAC research.
Four out of five of motorists think there should be stiffer penalties for drink-driving, with more than half strongly in favour.
Ninety per cent of drivers would support breathalysers being installed in cars to prevent drink-driving, research from WhoCanFixMyCar.com has found.
One in 10 employees, who drive as part of their job, regularly get behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs, new research suggests.
As the countdown to Christmas begins, drivers are being warned they are nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than a normal month.
Driving under the influence costs lives. Andrew Don looks at the law and the policies fleet operators should implement
New figures from the DfT show that 9,040 people were killed or injured on Britain’s roads in 2016 where a driver was over the legal limit for alcohol.
IAM Roadsmart has warned football fans not to give into drink-drive temptation as England prepare to play in the World Cup semi-final tonight.
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