Dashcam footage highlights rural road dangers for fleet drivers
Fleets are being urged to educate their drivers on the dangers they face when travelling on rural roads as new footage highlights some of the danagers.
Released by Intelligent Telematics, the footage captured from IT1000 3G cameras includes a number of videos where excess speed leads to problems, including one video showing an oncoming car spinning wildly out of control before slamming into the commercial vehicle, with only good fortune averting serious injury or loss of life. And in another clip, a van loses control on a bend and only narrowly misses a tree having crashed into the hedgerow.
And another video captures the moment a deer jumps out in front of a vehicle causing the driver to brake sharply.
With recently published reported casualty figures from the Department for Transport showing that of the 1,792 road deaths in 2016, the majority (910) occurred on non built-up roads, Intelligent Telematics said the videos highlight the need for increased fleet driver education on the dangers of rural roads.
Director Sam Footer added: “These incidents are putting lives at risk as well as causing significant operational disruption, but in most cases, they can be avoided with lower speeds and greater levels of concentration.”