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Safety failings cost businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds

6 June 2010

Cutting costs is often a priority for fleet decision makers, but new analysis by Fleet Support Group shows how some businesses are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds by not managing occupational road safety.

Introducing a comprehensive road risk management strategy for those who drive for work is one of the most effective money saving measures for private and public sector organisations, according to the analysis.

Speaking at the company’s RiskMaster User Group conference FSG chairman Geoffrey Bray said, “Occupational road safety really should be a no-brainer for all employers.”

The FSG is a Driving for Better Business partner. RoadSafe runs the government backed campaign, and has calculated that savings of at least 30% from reductions in road crash rates can accrue if companies implement a range of best practice recommendations.

Campaign director Caroline Scurr said, “Reducing the number of crashes involving at work drivers is proven to save thousands and, in the case of large fleets, millions of pounds. In addition, cutting the carnage improves business efficiency and the image of an organisation.”

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