Today in Fleet: Wednesday 31 May
All the key news in fleet…
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.
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.
New qualification to help fleets check licences
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.