Car insurance: Charity launches fleet road safety campaign

Friday, 13 March 2009

A new campaign has been launched to help companies keep their employees safe in the event of a vehicle breakdown and avoid car insurance claims.

The initiative from the road safety charity Brake is getting underway with an information pack for fleet managers.

Free to the first 100 firms who request it, the publication offers advice on how to avoid breakdowns and what to do to stay safe if a motor does develop a fault and drivers are left stranded.

According to Brake, 117 people were injured or killed in accidents involving vehicles that had come to a stop on the hard shoulder during 2007.

Research by the charity found 35 per cent of motorists think they should wait inside or next to their car if they break down.

Fleet safety forum manager Roz Cumming commented: "Companies have a responsibility to ensure their drivers and other road users are protected."

She added: "Avoiding crashes not only saves lives but makes commercial sense too."

Businesses who build up a good no-claims bonus may find they qualify for low cost motor insurance.

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