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Fleet drivers accused of complacency on the road as speeding fines rise

Date: 03 July 2012   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

Fleet drivers have been accused of complacency and a lack of precaution during good weather after research revealed 53% of car accidents occur in clear conditions, while just 4% occur in adverse weather such as severe rain, snow or sleet.

Total Accident Management has also revealed that business drivers are 30-40% more likely to be involved in a collision than private motorists, according to results gathered from a cross-section of company car drivers between April 2011 and May 2012

Impacts in car parks accounted for 10% of all shunts.

Meanwhile, the Government has announced a new consultation into road penalties that would see standard fines rise from £60 to £90. Fixed penalties for careless driving would also be introduced, and would carry the punishment of three penalty points plus a standard fine.

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