Lessons to be Learned

This month has seen a bus driver charged for killing a pedestrian whilst allegedly driving with excessive speed, losing control on the road and rolling the vehicle on to a grass verge. Worryingly, other claims about his dangerous driving have emerged. What could his employer have done?

The other allegations include losing control of the vehicle when taking a roundabout and driving without due care and attention when negotiating a corner. If true, this suggests a lack of training and/or little awareness about the driver’s weak spots on the road.

This situation could potentially have been managed, before things became so serious. Dash-cams can collect evidence about how a driver behaves on the road and using a tool like Gauntlet Driving Monitor can pinpoint weaknesses like speeding, whilst working on bad habits, to improve the driver’s performance.

The law will punish any offences such as dangerous driving, but public opinion will make its own judgements about an operator or business way before then. Don’t let that operator or business be yours! Call the Gauntlet team on 0113 244 8686.

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