The latest report from road safety charity Brake has shown that advanced road risk management for fleets can help reduce the costs of accidents and help keep employees and the public much safer. The report shows that organisations which have used advanced road safety techniques have reduced the number of incidents involving their fleets significantly. Case studies of the techniques used by certain organisations were presented at a Brake Fleet Safety Forum event and included information about creating a risk management policy to prevent accidents and on managing driver behaviour and effective journey planning. There was also a seminar on protecting vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. These well-communicated risk management programs have helped businesses be proactive in their approach to road safety and have significantly reduced the number of accidents on the road as well as the costs associated with traffic accidents.
Road safety involving businesses
Businesses with fleets have to have a road risk management policy in place and those who go above and beyond to make this a priority have a better chance of reducing the amount of accidents involving their vehicles. This could cost their business financially in terms of repairs but it could also cost them if the accident was the fault of one of their drivers. If the driver was inadequately trained in road safety or does not follow the training, then the company could be held liable for any road traffic accidents that may occur. Should you be involved in a road traffic accident and there is evidence that someone else was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation from the party at fault.
Making a road traffic accident claim
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you by giving you no-obligation advice regarding an accident that was someone else’s fault. If you have evidence that someone else was negligent and you suffered an injury either as a pedestrian, a driver or a passenger in a vehicle you could be entitled to a cash payout. Our helpline is free to call or you could start your claim online by using our 30-second test. You won’t have to pay to begin your claim as we operate under a no win, no fee* policy and we can help you with any accident that occurred within the last three years. Compensation may help you to pay any unforeseen medical costs or any repairs to your vehicle which were caused by a road accident.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown