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How safe is your van?

By |2020-12-14T10:08:41+00:00December 14th, 2020|Van News|

Data from 2018 showed vans were involved in more accidents that resulted in fatal injuries to other road users, per mile travelled, than any other type of vehicle on the UK’s roads. Between 2013 and 2018, collisions involving vans were responsible for a 14% increase in the number of serious injuries to pedestrians, car occupants, and van occupants. Cyclist casualties also rose by 22%.

Act now or face tougher laws, van users told

By |2015-04-14T09:57:56+01:00April 14th, 2015|Van News|

Van sales are on the up largely thanks to a spike in internet shopping A study of the tremendous boom in van sales this year has put the increase down to a steady rise in home shopping and deliveries. Online sales in the UK hit £103bn last year, according to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, creating a [...]

Safety first…second. Or not at all?

By |2015-11-13T18:09:05+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Driving offences, Van Law|

Unfortunately it is no surprise to see mobile phones topping the list as the number one driving distraction SMALLER business van fleets are putting safety on the back seat and not being proactive to protect themselves from potentially huge claims, according to a survey. Brake and Licence Bureau questioned 228 fleets about driver education and the topics they [...]

BRAKE seminar on keeping your business vans fit for the road

By |2015-09-15T16:32:30+01:00May 21st, 2014|Van News|

Businesses have a duty of care to ensure that they take every precaution to ensure their vehicles are safe HOW safe are your business vans? And do you understand your duty of care to ensure that your business vehicles are safe and fit for purpose? All at-work drivers and business van managers have a responsibility to make sure [...]

Is 80mph motorway limit safe for van drivers?

By |2012-05-14T05:40:19+01:00May 14th, 2012|Van News|

  Author: ROBIN ROBERTS According to new research by the Road Safety Foundation, England’s decrepit motorway network is not safe enough to have the speed limit raised to 80mph, the aptly named Unfit for 80 report states. The report raises concerns over the rapidly rising risk of shunt crashes from the sheer volume of traffic using England’s motorways, [...]

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