New Penalty for Idling Motorists introduced

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New Penalty for Idling Motorists introduced

Its Not fine to idle– that’s  the  Message for Local Authorises .

Local councils are set to introduce new powers to penalise motorists Idling in there vehicles

A  £20 fine for drivers found idling is in the pipeline, this fixed penalty  charge will be issued  to drivers found idling on a public highway.

Stepping up a gear to reduce air pollution is a high priority for all councils . So reducing the  idling of vehicles will be come high on the hit list for many companies and individual’s .

These notices will be issued by the councils civil enforcement offices , community safety patrol offices and environmental officers while carrying out there normal duty’s .

These new measure will start to take place at the end of March 2020.

In the Transport and Logistics industry, drivers are frequently out of the fleet manager’s sight. Wouldn’t it be great to have the peace of mind knowing that they are driving responsibly and keeping safety at the top of the priority list?

When you’re managing a vehicle fleet, there are a lot of things that you need to consider. Knowing if your vehicle has been in an accident and you can prove it was not your drivers or your fault, can save you thousands.The exact locations of each of your vehicles accidents  is vital in order to help prove who was at blame .

  • Use of technology to prevent crashes across your fleet
  • How to defend against false accident claims using in-can cameras
  • How in-cab cameras can reduce crash liabilities across fleets by up to 55%
  • Reduce idling time and get alerts

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that vehicle Camera  systems can have for your business.

Increase Driver Productivity and Driving Habits


One of the key benefits of vehicle camera  systems is that they let you monitor how your vehicles are being used. This allows you to pinpoint driver behaviours that are unsafe or unproductive and fix them before they become a problem.

Vehicle camera systems let you monitor things such as hard braking or just bad driver behaviour  which is dangerous to the public. It will also allow you to supervise vehicles in case of unauthorised use . It’s a proven fact that surveillance increases staff productivity.

Reduce Fuel Costs


In addition to cracking down on the bad habits of your drivers, vehicle camera  system allows you to see were things have gone wrong this  will save your business money.

Improve Customer Service

Knowing where your fleet is at all times means that you are able to quickly and accurately respond to queries from customers. You will be able to let customers know exactly how far away your vehicle is while speeding up turnaround times. Satisfied customers will use your business again, so you will see the profits.

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Reduced Insurance Costs

Most   insurance companies approve of camera systems and will offer reduced premium’s if systems are installed

Why Choose Safetrac Solutions for Vehicle Tracking?

Safetrac is one of Southampton’s leading vehicle tracking companies. With over 25 years of industry experience, Safetrac is dedicated to providing innovative tracking solutions for vehicle fleets. We offer a number of tracking systems that are optimised to help save your business money and optimise productivity.

Get in touch today to find out what Safetrac can do for your business.

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