The DVSA has accredited Wheely-Safe’s wheel loss detection system, which combines brake and hub temperature monitoring with an intelligent TPMS.

The scheme enables non-statutory road safety products to be accredited by the agency – with the 'DVSA Recognised' label awarded to those products it deems well designed and able to improve road safety.

The system protects fleets from the risks of wheel loss, brake and hub overheating, tyre underinflation, rapid leakage and high tyre temperatures. It delivers in-motion alerts, at any speed and in any weather conditions, allowing the driver to bring the vehicle safely to a halt should an issue be detected.

The latest generation Wheely-Safe kit can also co-ordinate with telematics - allowing increased opportunities for connectivity and reporting.

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Gary Thomas, group director at Wheely-Safe, said: “We founded the business in 2010 with the goal to develop low cost, easy to use and easy to fit, highly durable and extremely effective solutions that can have a real impact on improving road safety.

“The ultimate aim was to end the global issue of wheel loss once and for all, while also tackling wheel end temperature issues – the largest cause of fires in commercial vehicles after the engine.

“We are now well on our way to hitting those targets. Today our patented sensor technology is being adopted across many areas of road transport – protecting thousands of HGVs and PSVs both in the UK and internationally. To have our products recognised by the DVSA is a hugely important step on our journey.”