Car leasing customers urged to introduce best practice policies

JonathanMay 13, 2011

Car leasing customers who operate a fleet of vehicles have been urged to implement driving safety best practice policies and procedures.

RoadSafe is urging all British firms whose employees drive as part of their work to make the effort to cut crashes as part of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, which was launched today (May 11th).

Representatives from the body’s Driving for Better Business campaign and its business champions – firms who have introduced measures to improve safety and cut crashes – are attending the launch of the UK part of the initiative in London today.

They will hear talks from transport secretary Philip Hammond, Commission for Global Road Safety chairman Lord Robertson and a spokesman for Tesco.com, which runs a 2,400-strong fleet.

Each year, road accidents kill more people than malaria, with the annual death toll standing at 1.3 million.

However, RoadSafe believes that if half of businesses that manage people who drive at work implemented best practice procedures, about five million lives could be spared each year.

In other news, the Citroen DS3 has been named Diesel Car magazine car of the year for 2011.


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