A complete ban on mobile phone use while driving – including hands-free – is long overdue and should be relatively easy to enforce, according to licence checking service Licence Bureau. It was responding to a report out earlier this month from an influential committee of MPs, which concluded that laws should be overhauled to extend the ban on mobile phone use to hands-free phones. Evidence shows that hands-free devices create the same risks of crashing as hand-held mobiles and yet […]
Roadways Container Logistics is to introduce Fargo Systems’ smartphone telematics software into its business, allowing employees to respond to changing delivery and planning requirements on the go. The five-year deal will see the Tops On the Go Android smartphone software put in the hands of employees working out of Roadways’ seven depots. Initially 50 units will be deployed, with full implementation during the first quarter of 2013 providing coverage across the business and the operator’s 300-strong vehicle fleet. Using the […]
Police are patrolling the M62 in an unmarked HGV in a bid to identify dangerous drivers and cut the number of collisions on the route.
A lorry driver was stopped by the police patrolling the M5 after he was observed watching a Formula 1 documentary on his mobile phone while behind the wheel.