Fleets still vulnerable
Almost one year since the Corporate Manslaughter Act came into force many small businesses are leaving themselves wide open to penalties and prosecution (RoadSafe News).
According to new research, 49% of small business fleets are unaware that their business and a director or manager could be prosecuted if one of their employees is involved in a road crash. The survey also revealed that 42% of business managers do not have any policy in place to manage road safety, and 50% did not think that one was required.
Adrian Walsh, director of RoadSafe, said: “With about one in three of all crashes involving a driver who is working, it is imperative that businesses implement sound management policies involving risk assessment, to make sure their employees are safe when driving.”