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Spring is in air, evenings are getting lighter and days are getting warmer. If you’re a driver, you’re probably happy that there are no more dark mornings spent defrosting that car or black ice patches to avoid, but the new season brings with it fresh dangers.road

Here are a few important things you need to need to know to help you stay safe on the roads.

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When it comes to minor collisions, a lot of us regard bumps and scrapes as unakeysvoidable. After all, that’s why we pay insurance premiums, right? However, did you know that the estimated average cost of a vehicle repair after being in a crash is £1,200 and the cost of associated actions is conservatively estimated to be 4-6 times higher than the initial repair value. That means that an average incident could cost your organisation between, £4,800 and £7,200, and that’s just for low level collisions!

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Every year about 12,000 Egyptians die as a result of a road traffic crash. Shocking as this is, anyone driving on the crowded streets of Cairo will be unsurprised to hear that EEgyptgypt is ranked number five in the world for the highest number of road traffic casualties. To an accompaniment of blaring car horns, the motorist is subjected to weaving motorcycles and taxis, jaywalking pedestrians and even the occasional camel crossing the road. In this special post, our intrepid Fleet Safety Audit Manager, Colin Knight, explores what RoSPA is doing to save lives and reduce injuries on the congested streets of Cairo…

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black cloudOne of the fundamental skills of anyone responsible for fleet safety management is the ability to connect and engage with drivers in order to promote driver safety and wellbeing. However, all too often line managers are catapulted into running a fleet from another part of the business, and as a result end up focussing on productivity and efficiency rather than health and safety. In this special post, we explore the steps line managers can take to fine-tune their behavioural safety skill set and keep their drivers safe… (more…)

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The crackers have all been pulled, the tree’s down to its last few needles, and the last of the turkey curry has finally been polished off – it can only mean one thing. That’s right, as a certain Mr Lennon once sang, ‘Another year over, a new one just begun…’

New Year has traditionally been a time for reflection and improvement, and what better way to kick start your year, than to renew your commitment to protect your staff and your organisation? With that in mind, we’ve asked some top RoSPA policy planners to come up with a few suggestions for ‘safety resolutions’ to help inspire you! (more…)

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car_toy“All of a sudden a car came from nowhere!” – Sound familiar? Car crashes happen every day in every country in the world, and we often insist on blaming external factors. However, the reality is that it’s often us at fault. In fact, it’s estimated that 95 per cent of crashes are actually due to human error. The other 5 per cent can be split between mechanical failure (which doesn’t include a worn tyre or faulty brakes, as that still counts as human error!) and something that could not have been prevented or predicted, such as a tree falling across the road. In this blog we are going to explore the reasons why human error is such a major cause of road crashes, and how adapting our behaviour can prevent them from happening… (more…)

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Processed by: Helicon Filter;As most of you will be aware, a Fleet Risk Audit refers to the process of gathering work related road safety information and then acting upon it. While this might sound fairly simple, the difficult part for many organisations is maintaining a record or paper trail of all of the steps taken that demonstrate how compliance with legal and internal obligations have actually been achieved. This is important, as apart from the clear ethical case for addressing the road safety issue, there’s also a legal requirement to act. With that in mind, this blog examines how conducting a Fleet Risk Audit can save you money and protect your senior managers, line managers, front line drivers and other road users, not to mention the brand image and reputation of your organisation…

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