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Driver behaviour tech to save charity £6k a year on fuel

Regional children’s charity Break is on track to see a 10-15% saving on its current £60,000 per annum fuel bill with the help of an in-vehicle driver behaviour solution.

Lightfoot device on BMW dashboard

Lightfoot gives both visual and verbal alerts to help drivers adopt safer and more efficient driving

Under the recommendation of fleet supplier Activa Contracts, the charity has fitted Lightfoot technology, which is seen as a key tool for cutting costs and enhancing driver safety by Activa.

Break currently runs a 30-strong car fleet, and more than 300 people drive the vehicles with the Lightfoot technology, which is part of Activa Contracts’ suite of vehicle and driver risk management solutions available to customers.

Clive Catterall, the charity’s health and safety facilities manager with responsibility for the fleet, said: “During a week behind the wheel of a Lightfoot-equipped vehicle, I was able to increase fuel economy by 10mpg. If that is repeated across the fleet in the coming months and years that will deliver a significant cost saving and more than pay for the technology.”

The charity is also expected to see reduced insurance premiums as a consequence of fitting the technology across the fleet, along with less vehicle wear and tear on components.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.