Brake publishes guidance report

Brake has published a new guidance report aimed at health and safety and fleet professionals, in collaboration with MiX Telematics.

‘Using technology to improve fleet safety’ provides essential information for organisations that employ at-work drivers about developments in vehicle technology that can assist them to reduce their road risk.

The guidance includes information on the benefits of technology such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including both automated and warning systems, and driver behaviour systems and telematics. It also gives an update on developments with automated and connected vehicles.

The report also provides an overview of crash protection for vehicle occupants, crash protection for those outside the vehicle (other road users), blind spot protection, and anti-driver impairment and distraction systems. Best practice case studies provide an insight into measures other organisations are implementing to address their risk.

Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ director, said, ‘Vehicle technology is evolving rapidly, and there are an increasing number of systems available that aim to improve vehicle and driver safety. Driving is the most dangerous activity most employees engage in, and it is vital that organisations take positive steps to manage their at-work road risk. This report provides information on some of the technology available, and I would encourage anyone with responsibility for at-work drivers to draw on the knowledge shared in it.’