Commercial Fleet Safety Scheme
Grasp the potential cost reductions and enjoy the public relations benefit of being in our green Commercial Safety Scheme. Our decals proudly declare that your company cares about road safety and the environment.
It is calculated that over 90% of all road accidents are caused by human error. The Department of Transport (DFT) has estimated that up to one in three road incidents involve someone who is driving for work. While this is notable for everyone on the road, it is especially significant for companies supervising a fleet of commercial drivers.
Our Professional Drivers scheme is an online driver monitoring system which allows the public to compliment good driving behaviour or to report less favourable driving incidents. Validated statistics from similar commercial schemes in the United States and Canada have shown on average a 22% drop in accidents and a reduction in accident costs of over 50%.
Dangerous manoeuvres or erratic driving behaviour can be very expensive on fuel and Co2 emissions, but more importantly, if they go undetected it can place the Company and its Directors at risk of breaching HSE laws.
Unlike our competitors, our vehicle safety decals have been especially designed to give positive messaging to motorists and the general public:
- Our decals clearly inform motorists and the public of your organisations commitment to driving safety and to reducing your Co2 emissions. Studies have shown that these two areas are of very great concern to Uk citizens.
When an incident report is received against a vehicles registration number; the company automatically receives an email from RoadDriver notifying them of the report which can then be viewed online. This gives the company an unique opportunity to make the driver aware of the incident report which is usually a sobering enough occurrence to alter and improve their standard of driving and overall attitude towards road safety.
"The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007"
CMCHA came into force on the 6th of April 2008. Under this act the company vehicle is a place of work and is considered to be an extension of the corporate headquarters. This places an extra legal duty of care on Company Directors and their Managers.
"The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008"
The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 came in to effect on the 16th January 2009 which amends the sentencing provisions contained in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Unlike the Corporate Manslaughter Act; a breach of health and safety rules will not have to result in a death. If company directors or fleet managers fail to prove that they have a road risk policy in place with adequate documental evidence, they can face a fine of up to £20,000 or risk a two-year prison sentence if one of their employees is involved in an accident where a breach of Health & Safety occurs.
International Haulage Companies
For those hauliers who travel to the UK regularly from Europe and beyond; joining our professional drivers scheme makes very good business sense. Displaying one of our safety decals on the rear of a registered overseas vehicle, announces loud and clear to the public and to your British customers, that although you are a foreign haulage company, you take road safety within the United Kingdom very seriously.