Car insurance: 'Act will be tough on bosses'

Thursday, 03 January 2008

Managers are likely to face tougher regulations on road safety issues after the Corporate Manslaughter Act comes into force.

They will become more responsible for drivers that travel on the roads for a living and will have to carry out more stringent testing, according to officials, as reported by the Evening Gazette.

Road safety team leader at Stockton council Neil Ellison stated that bosses will have a degree of responsibility in terms of the mode of transport that is used.

He told the publication: "If you are a manager and have staff out on the road you could be liable if that driver has an accident. Are you putting that driver at potential risk by ringing his mobile phone?"

The official added that it is crucial workers pull together to ensure that everything has been checked and that safety measures are in place, which may of interest to those with a car insurance plan.

If fatalities occur at work, then senior officials could be held responsible under the new Act, which is set to begin on April 6th.

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