The survey, by Verizon Connect, has shown that 22% of HGV drivers spend more than 4.5 hours in the driving seat without taking the mandatory 45-minute break that this requires. This is despite 18% of vehicle accidents being due to fatigue.
Such flaunting of the law could not only result in a fatality or serious injury, but also lead to a fleet’s manager or director being personally prosecuted, if they did nothing to address the situation. Do not put yourself and your company in the dock! Take action, treat fatigue control as a vital part of your risk management and ask us for help, if you wish to go further than that, pro-actively controlling your risks in such a way as to lower your insurance premiums in the longer term.