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27th November 2018 Lack Of Control Of Drivers Leads To Deaths and And Now Massive Fine For Bus Company
A bus company that is part of Stagecoach group ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket killing two people. The bus company has been fined more than two million pounds.
Midland Red (South) Ltd admitted health and safety breaches. The driver was found guilty but he was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial due to dementia.
The failings of the company were a significant cause of the fatal crash.
- Warnings about the driver were not enforced and ignored including the fact the driver had been involved in four crashes in three years
- The bus company did not act decisively on driver health warnings including alerts to his erratic driving prior to fatal incident and
- allowed him to work a 70 hour week.
Since the fatal crash the bus company made several key changes including stronger controls on working hours and more medical testing for drivers.
7th November 2018 Poor Eyesight Is Killing and Maiming People On British Roads
Research in UK suggests 44 percent of optometrists saw a patient in last month who drives despite being told their vision is below legal standard in UK.
What are you doing to ensure that you have taken reasonable action to check the eyesight of the people who work and drive for your business?
— Risk Manager (@ERMuk) September 17, 2018
27th August 2017 Self Driving Lorries In UK Pose Major Risk To Road Users
Driverless lorries in Australia USA Russia and the like could be a good idea, but they present to great a risk to all road users. The UK does not have the room other countries have to reduce the risk to road users.
In addition the technology is already here to make this possible right now, however the technology is not here to stop driverless lorries being hacked to death literally.
Fleets of driverless lorries will be trailed on Britains motorways from next year. The driverless lorries will accelerate and brake at the same time. The group of lorries have been called platoon’s.
— Risk Manager (@ERMuk) May 22, 2017
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20th February 2017 UK 3rd Most Congested Country In Europe After Russia and Turkey
A new study by Inrix found that London, Manchester and Aberdeen were the top 3 most congested UK cities. Aberdeen was found to be the worst to get into during peak rush hour periods. Department of Transport (DfT) says there was a record 320 billion miles travelled in 2016.
21st December 2016 Hijack Of Lorry Driven Into Market In Berlin Creates New Threat To Fleet Risk Managers
The tragic hijacking of a Polish lorry subsequently driven into a crowd at a market in Berlin is a new threat that could easily be duplicated. The lorry driver was married with a son and he was the first victim of the terrorist attack in Berlin.
GPS on lorry indicates that the lorry was being driven erratically immediately prior to being driven into the market, suggesting that the terrorist attacker was learning to drive the lorry.
Could relatively untrained, unskilled lorry drivers drive most lorry’s into large crowd’s of people? Unlike learning to fly a plane to carry out a terrorist attack, hijacked large vehicles could be the new weapon of choice for terrorists.
Government’s and those in authority need to protect the public in a number of different ways. That is not the subject of this question. What to fleet owners and managers do now to protect their drivers from hijacks for the purpose of terrorist attacks?
This new risk is different. People attacking lorries for financial gain is not new. Hijacking large vehicles to kill and maim as many people as possible is a different threat altogether.
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