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Today in Fleet: Wednesday 31 May

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All the key news in fleet…


The Skoda Kodiaq is equipped as standard with an AEB system that detects pedestrians as well as other cars.

Top safety ratings for Kodiaq and MINI Countryman 

Euro NCAP has released new safety ratings, which show the importance placed on the fitment of advanced driver assistance systems.

The latest results see the MINI Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ratings, while Nissan’s new Micra receives four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack and the Suzuki Swift gets three and four stars respectively.

Euro NCAP highlighted that all four cars reach the five star levels for adult occupant protection, child protection and pedestrian protection and the variations are due to whether they are fitted with advanced driver assistance systems.

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Over £1 billion of written off cars were claimed for last year, according to Churchill Car Insurance.

Car written off every 90 seconds in UK 

Around 384,000 vehicles were written off last year, amounting to over 1,000 every day, or one every 90 seconds.

The analysis by Churchill Car Insurance finds that men account for 57% of write-offs every year with women being involved in 42% of incidents. And men aged under 25 are almost twice (82%) as likely to have a car written off than any other age group.

It’s estimated that nearly 34,000 claims were made on vehicles less than five years old in 2016, with the average claim value standing at over £9k.


At the end of the course, successful candidates will have a good grasp of the reasons for checking licences.

New qualification to help fleets check licences

Licence Check has partnered with Junction 17 Defensive Driver Training Ltd to launch a new driving licence checking qualification.

The Level Three qualification is delivered through ProQual, regulated by Ofqual and is designed for fleet, administration staff and transport managers who are involved in the process of overseeing, or supervising drivers.

The qualification will equip candidates to be able understand the different categories, entitlements and regulations surrounding the licensing of drivers and the processes for checking a licence.

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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.