Month: October 2016

Entitlement to Drive 1934 to 2019

Over the last 80 years, our driving entitlement has changed dramatically to suit the driving habits, vehicles, infrastructure, and attitude to the transportation of the day. We’ve picked out four milestones that have shaped our entitlement.
1934

Entitlement to drive a motor vehicle was introduced into law via the compulsory testing of drivers. Various road traffic acts from that point on, increased the need for control based upon the cause and effect of the driving experience, from the driver, the pedestrian and the authority’s points of view. This included speed, style of driving, alcohol consumption and other elements that were needed to ensure that a driver was safe and safety conscious whilst out on the road.

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Act and educate: protect your fleet this festive period

With Christmas starting to be whispered around the office, we’re fast approaching a period that sees a 41% increase in drink-driving convictions. Focus your drivers on understanding the facts around licence related risks and improve the functional performance of your fleet.

Driving and alcohol shouldn’t be mixed – this is well understood and accepted amongst drivers. However, the residual effects that drinking has the ability to drive the following morning are still underestimated. 1 in 5 drivers that are convicted of drink driving each year, are on their way to – or at work the next day. This is only one aspect of licence risk, but a worthwhile and necessary focus at this time of the year.
Licence Link provides you with the information needed to be able to act to create a safer driving environment. However, if this information is not supported by a well-managed process it simply informs with no action. We recommend taking the following approach to help achieve a healthier, less risky fleet:

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