Driving while Dehydrated – As bad as Drunk Driving?

  Listen to any weather update this week and you’ll hear it – another heatwave is coming to the UK, with expected highs of over 30 degrees. This year the UK has already experienced some of the hottest weather in over 30 years, and with it came the usual onslaught of warnings relating to driving, […]

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August 7, 2017

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Vehicle Checks – Vans

If you drive regularly, then no doubt you’ve seen plenty of vehicles that are less than roadworthy. Broken wing mirrors, shattered brake lights, and flat-looking tyres are all obvious signs of a poorly kept vehicle. While it’s expected that a company will maintain their vehicles correctly, the ultimate responsibility for checking a van lies with […]

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July 14, 2017

The Importance of Licence Checking

When running a fleet, it can seem next to impossible to keep track of your drivers’ information. Checking which drivers have licences that are expired or need updating, or those that may have points or disqualifications can often seem like a monumental task. This is particularly true for larger fleets that may have dozens, or […]

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June 30, 2017

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Parental Role Model

    The truth is that your kids learn more from your behaviour than you think they do.   Positive role modelling by parents of 5-12 year olds has the potential to have a huge influence on their child’s future driving behaviour. It’s important to try and set a positive example when driving – practicing […]

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May 21, 2017

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New Speeding Fines – 24/04/17

Drivers caught speeding will soon face stricter penalties and much higher fines, based on what they earn. From April 24, 2017, new rules will come into place in the UK, which could mean offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income. In the UK, the current penalty for speeding is a £100 fine […]

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April 21, 2017

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Online Driver Profiling

Training is a vital part of managing a motor fleet – but sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to send drivers out for assessment. Having drivers out on the road and a busy workload means that sometimes, you simply can’t afford for them to be out for a day. Luckily, Safedrive have the solution […]

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April 16, 2017

Energy Saving Trust – Eco Driver Training

    We’re pleased to announce that we are able to offer specialised eco-driving training to our clients. This training is approved by the Energy Saving Trust and delivered by one of our fantastic assessors. Driving is expensive; it’s estimated the average UK driver spends around £3,500 per year* just to run and maintain a […]

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March 16, 2017

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Blind Spots – Raising Awareness

We all know them – those spots around the vehicle where you just can’t see. Even with additional mirrors, which were brought in as standard for HGVs in 2009, there are still several large blind spots around your average vehicle. As part of our new video series, we carried out some visibility tests with a […]

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February 16, 2017

Road Safety Week 2016: Make the Pledge

Today marks the final day of BRAKE Charity’s Road Safety Week campaign. This annual campaign involves a number of events at schools and businesses across the country. Each year, BRAKE picks out a theme for the campaign. This year, that’s Make the Pledge – and they’re challenging drivers, passengers and other road users to follow six […]

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November 25, 2016

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