The number of cyclists and pedestrian commuters on the rise – and with it, the number of incidents occurring on roads.
Unfortunately, the transport industry is experiencing an unfavourable increase in the proportion of incidents involving their vehicles. With all road transport comes a risk to the more vulnerable road users. This threat is made greater for commercial vehicles due to their limited visibility – caused by a larger number of blind spots for drivers.
Organisations within the transport community, such as Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS), are managing to take steps in combatting the issue. By publicising the issue and publishing guidelines on commercial vehicle safety, they hope to make safe practice the primary goal for transport in major cities.
One of the key solutions to the problems is the use of safety technologies on commercial vehicles. Safety accessories are a cost-effective solution to minimise the threat posed to vulnerable road users from large commercial vehicles with limited visibility.
Vehicle accessories systems can be used to enhance the safety of commercial vehicles – combining proximity-sensors and advanced warning reversing and near-side turning speakers to alert other road users to the presence of your vehicles. Alerting both drivers and vulnerable to the dangers around them, helps to minimise the risk of operating in congested urban areas. By promoting the use of accessory kits, in combination with Vehicle CCTV, we hope to promote the best practice in road safety industry-wide.
Installing an AdvancedSafety system to your vehicles can provide your fleet with the following benefits:
- Industry compliance accreditation
- Make vulnerable road users aware of vehicles presence
- Increased company appeal
- Reduced dangers of blind spot areas
- Decreased likelihood of near side and reversing collisions
- Protection for drivers
Our AdvancedSafety systems can also help your fleet achieve valuable industry compliance accreditation such as FORS and CLOCS – expressing your commitment to protecting vulnerable road users from your vehicles and therefore enhancing the appeal of your company and increasing business prospects.
For more information on our AdvancedSafety Vehicle Accessories click here or call 0208 391 8360