Month: April 2014

Brake calls for ban of mobile hands-free kits

Risky hands-free calls at the wheel on the rise, as confusion about dangers persists Just over ten years after hand-held mobiles were banned at the wheel, Brake is renewing its call to ban hands-free kits, as a Brake and Direct Line survey reveals that almost half (45%) of drivers admit to chatting when driving. While […]

Cardinus Risk Management Fleet Magazine highlights why you need to check your drivers’ licences and delivers many more relevant fleet risk articles from within the industry.

You can access the complete Cardinus Fleet Risk Management magazine via http://cardinus.com/contact Check your drivers’ licences. Company directors risk corporate manslaughter and health and safety charges, with unlimited fines and publicity orders every time an illegal driver gets behind the wheel, warns Malcolm Maycock. UK DRIVERS ARE facing increasing danger on the roads as thousands […]

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency DVSA launched (2nd April)

Roads Minister Stephen Hammond has launched the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) today (Wednesday 2 April 2014). DVSA replaces the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA). It will be responsible for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain and employs more than 4,000 staff. […]