Fleet operators and suppliers are invited to attend the next virtual roundtable from Brake, the road safety charity’s Global Fleet Champions initiative, which will look at issues and solutions related to the safety of vehicles, in particular Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other technologies, plus vehicle procurement, and maintenance.
Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.
The virtual roundtable is part of a series run through Global Fleet Champions, which shares best practice information and resources for addressing road risk.
Attendance at the event is free, but places are limited. Health & safety staff, fleet managers, or senior management staff within fleet operators of any size, or representatives from organisations supplying products and services to fleets, are invited to attend.
Virtual roundtable: safe vehicles – Monday 6 September, 2pm – 4pm NZST
Attendees at the roundtable will discuss the risks fleets face from unsafe vehicles, vehicle safety features, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other technologies that can reduce risk, vehicle procurement, and effective maintenance of vehicles. They will look at what best practice looks like and what industry and agencies can do to highlight the risks and solutions.
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Find out more about the event at: globalfleetchampions.org/events/virtual-roundtable-safe-vehicles/.
Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ director, said: “Safe vehicles are essential to help prevent crashes from happening and reduce the risk of death or serious injury if a crash does occur. Ensuring the safety of your vehicles from procurement through to maintenance and additional technologies is an essential part of any fleet safety programme. This roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss this important topic and look at what industry, and others such as Government agencies and trade associations, can do to help further improve the safety of vehicle fleets.”
Michelle van Gaalen, Managing Director of Smith&Smith said: “Vehicle safety technology is developing at an incredibly fast pace. With this comes a responsibility for associated industries to understand how we need to adapt to help ensure the safety benefits of these technologies are realised on our roads. This begins with understanding how features such as autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control actually work, and what our role is in ensuring they work as they were designed to – to help prevent collisions, and keep people safe on the road”.
Outcomes from the roundtable will also be used to inform a free fleet webinar on vehicle procurement and maintenance being held later in the year:
Vehicle procurement and maintenance
Thursday 25 November 2021
2pm – 3pm NZDT, online, free to attend
Find out more and register: globalfleetchampions.org/events/vehicle-procurement-and-maintenance-nz/
Organisations can also access more events, webinar recordings and fleet safety resources by joining Global Fleet Champions, Brake’s not-for-profit membership service, sharing good practice in addressing road risk. Free to join, members receive access to resources such as guidance reports and tools for using with drivers, access to Brake’s webinars, information about other Brake events, and the latest road safety research. Find out more and join at www.globalfleetchampions.org.
Brake is an international road safety charity. Its New Zealand division promotes road safety and campaigns against the carnage on New Zealand roads. It is also fundraising to improve support for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. To support Brake, go to www.brake.org.nz. Support books for children and adults bereaved in road crashes are available for free to families by contacting Brake firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 407 953.