Automotive Industry Digest

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The Editor’s View

Brake is calling on fleets to help keep drivers and other road users safe through robust policies and procedures to manage road risk, with a particular focus on speed. Driving for work is one of the most dangerous things that employers ask their staff to do, with around a third of road deaths (and a fifth of serious injuries) involve someone driving for work. In 2022, 214 people were killed in crashes involving LGVs, up 10% on 2021 figures, while 220 people were killed in crashes involving HGVs, a 6% increase since 2021. People who walk and cycle continue to be particularly vulnerable to collisions involving work vehicles. In 2022, 42 pedestrians died after being hit by an LGV, 41 after being hit by an HGV, and 20 after being hit by a bus or coach.

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