Fleets still vulnerable

14.57 | 5 April 2009 |

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.”


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