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Fewer than 30% of fleet operators have speeding policy, finds new research

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The vehicle tracking website’s survey of 100 fleet operators found that 20% of respondents had no speeding policy and half were “not sure”.

The results follow last year’s call from Brake, the road safety charity, for fleet operators to take steps against speeding. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) said “inappropriate” speeds were causing 24% of fatal accidents and 16% of collisions resulting in serious injury.

The results of TrackCompare’s full survey are:

Do you have a driver speeding policy in place?

 

Yes

28.9%

No

21.2%

Not sure

50.0%

 

 

Why did you put the policy in place?

 

Driver prosecution

12.0%

Driver safety

20.0%

Insurance implications

12.0%

Legally required

20.0%

Fuel economy

0.0%

Not sure

36.0%

 

 

 

 

Why haven't you put one in place?

 

Never thought about It

26.3%

Not a problem for our fleet

44.7%

Not our responsibility

5.3%

Not sure

23.7%

 

Kjell Anderton, TrackCompare director, said: ‘Speeding drivers present many problems for fleets and we wanted to find out whether it was a big concern for our customers.

‘The results show that although fleets think the way their staff drive is their responsibility 44% believe it is not a problem for them. Not unexpectedly, driver safety was one of the highest scoring responses, but what really surprised us was that not one respondent cited fuel economy as a reason for putting in place a speeding policy.’

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