The Weekly Roundup

A new study is set to explore if behavioural profiling can be used by businesses and the fleet and insurance sectors to identify whether someone is a high driving risk. Driver Safe 2015, commencing towards the end of this year and supported by leading road safety charity Brake, will seek to investigate the possibility of accurately predicting a driver’s inherent risk status using a behavioural profiling approach incorporating psychometric, emotional intelligence and motivator profiling techniques.

In other news, record numbers of accidents are being caused by drivers illegally speaking or texting on hand-held mobile phones. Crashes in which mobiles have been a contributory factor have soared by 21 per cent in just three years. Using a hand-held mobile at the wheel has been illegal for a decade and is punishable with three penalty points and a £100 fine. Ministers say they are considering increasing penalties further.

Fleet News: New research taking scientific approach to driver risk

AM Online: Could manufacturer popularity really be based on region?

Aftermarket Online: Distance between services decreasing; Drivers visiting workshops more frequently

Matters Of Testing: Your questions answered: Why were shock absorbers removed from the MOT test?

Daily Mail: Crashes blamed on using a mobile rise 20% in just three years: RAC calls for crackdown on use at the wheel after overall accident rate drops


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