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Employees under pressure to use hands-free

2 October 2013

Fleet News reports that 19% of 7,000 drivers surveyed by AA/Populus, say their employer is not actively discouraging their mobile phone use while driving.  4% advised that they were criticised by their manager or colleagues for not responding to calls, email or texts while driving.  

Read more about this article on Fleet News

 

Some drivers need a lesson in road safety as kids go back to school

2 September 2013

Brake and Direct Line are calling for drivers to help make streets safer for kids to walk and cycle, by committing to slow down to 20mph around homes, shops and schools. 

Brake and Direct Line’s survey of 1,000 drivers from across the UK finds:

  • Nearly two thirds (64%) think traffic is too fast on some or all local roads for the safety of kids and 65% want action to make walking and cycling safer around schools, homes and in town and village centres
  • However, six in ten (63%) admit to driving at 35mph or faster in a 30 limit 
  • Two thirds (67%) explained they feel pressure from other drivers to go faster in built up areas.

Read about the GO 20 campaign.