New consultation for changes to the laws surrounding dangerous cycling opened on 12th August and will run until 5th Nov, with the aim to seek views on whether convictions of dangerous cycling activity should result in offences of causing death or serious injury by dangerous careless cycling.
It doesn’t matter whether you drive for business or pleasure, the roads are a busy place to be! It’s a sad fact of life that the risk of being in an accident remains a prominent one, so it’s best to protect yourself as much as possible in the likelihood of having to make an insurance claim in the future.
Our Guide to Driving Safely for Work will help you understand how both employers and employees have responsibilities under current road traffic legislation when driving for work as to the hours and policies they adhere to, and how this leads to safer roads and less accidents (and risk of accidents).
The latest EU nitrogen oxide emissions standard, Euro VI, is due to come into law on Feb 19th 2019 and from that date, any haulage vehicles that do not meet this standard will be see 20% added to their road tax. This penalisation may see smaller companies struggling in what are already hard times for some in the sector
We see a lot of pallets in our job; it’s to be expected really, but we probably overlook them these days and don’t put a lot of thought into where pallets come from and how they can be recycled and/or reused moving forward. Do you put a lot of thought into any pallets you encounter?
Only three months to go until the new MOT changes come into force, on 20th May, 2018. Designed to make the test stricter, these changes are set to ensure the cars on our roads are safer than before. These will also ensure the MOT test adheres to the ‘EU Roadworthiness Package’, with closer scrutiny on the particulate filters of diesel cars and a new way of categorising faults; Minor, Major or Dangerous.
With speeding fines at an all time high, is it fair for the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on road parking to call for motorists to be fined for even going 1mph over the speed limit (and, is it even possible to enforce?)
With autonomous & self-driving vehicles becoming more and more feasible, 2018 is set to be a huge year when it comes to more trials of these in cities across the world. With big brands including Ford, Toyota & Honda all vying to be the first to the finish line, what does this mean for the logistics industry?