In 2013 we launched the RAM Foundation, a ‘giving back’ initiative designed to support local and national charities with the provision of asset tracking, in the hope of maximising publicity and increasing donations. However an area of our business which has been less publicised in recent years is that of our passion to develop and grow our employees, as well as offer practical work experience placements and/or internships to aspiring youngsters.
Telematics will never become compulsory in British new cars as some recent reports have claimed, unless a major change in statute is made in the European Court of Human Rights. The simple reason is that without voluntary opt in, consumers will see this as a violation of their privacy and manufacturers will neither want an objection to a sale nor wish to handle the vast amounts of private data produced
I think most people want to believe traffic wardens are doing something wrong, like giving tickets minutes before they actually should, or lurking around a corner waiting for you to leave a vehicle. Well in a weird way, it turns out this could be true.
Research data released at the end of last month by road safety charity Brake and British Cycling revealed that more than one in ten (13%) of cyclist collisions involve commercial vehicles. With one sixth (16%) of crashes between commercial vehicles and cyclists resulting in the cyclist being killed or seriously injured and up to one third of drivers suffer from psychological problems a year after the collision as a result, even in the case where physical injuries were minimal.
Last week our Headache of Britain’s Roads blog post revealed some interesting statistics regarding the increasing pothole crisis we face on UK roads. Over the last year, companies with a mobile fleet have paid out more than £215m on vehicle repairs as a result of potholes and poorly maintained road surfaces.
Over the last year, companies with a mobile fleet have paid out more than £215 million on vehicle repairs, caused by potholes and poorly maintained UK roads. Halfords recently revealed that 1.5 million vehicles per year suffer from steering and suspension damage as a result.
The installation of vehicle tracking devices within your fleet should be viewed as an investment into the future of your business, which will allow you to drive productivity and increase profitability. Yet when researching into vehicle tracking, there are a number of fleet management solutions you should look for from your provider.
Last week our Valentine’s Day blog featured some tongue in statistics regarding what the average British commuter gets up to in their cars across a lifetime of driving, including the occasional smooch with a partner, flirting with fellow motorists and singing along to our favourite tunes on the radio. However there is a more serious underlining issue with us choosing to partake in in-car activities such as making phone calls, breaking the speed limit and even applying make-up.
If you plan to pucker up with a partner or date in the car this valentine’s day, you may not be surprised to know that you won’t be the only one. In a recent study by the Press Association, statistics revealed that over a life time of driving, the average British commuter will KISS AN ESTIMATED 680 TIMES in the car.
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