Mobile phone penalties set to rocket

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From the 1st March 2017, drivers caught using hand held mobile phones will be slapped with 6 penalty points and a £200 fine.  If you have been driving for less than 2 years an offence will result in a revokation of the licence resulting in a £100 application fee for another provisional licence, new theory and practical tests plus the £200 fine.

Now it is as vital as ever to have a robust licence checking policy in place and a supplier that can provide cost effective, instant licence check against the DVLA database.  Click here for everything you need to know about how Jaama can help you remain compliant by checking your drivers are legally licenced to drive

Is the 3 year, 60,000 mile lease contract dying??

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The three-year/60,000-mile contract hire lease, for decades the fleet industry standard, is becoming less significant as companies look for greater flexibility, it is claimed.
 
The “slow death” of the three-year/60,000-mile contract is due to fleet manager realisation that today’s cars have the capability to withstand higher mileages, while fleets and their contract hire suppliers have become much better at working out which cycle works best for which customer based on a range of variables.
 
Additionally, said Phil Jerome, managing director, Meridian Vehicle Solutions, the leasing market was more adaptable to genuine customer needs with a wider range of leasing provision, including shorter term leasing cycles.
 
He said: “You don’t have to look back too many years to find a time when the choice was basically between a three-year lease and daily rental. Now that is no longer the case. We have gradually shifted into a more sophisticated model where a wider range of suppliers have created a wider range of provision, offering different lengths of hires and leases across a wider range of vehicles. All of this can only be good for fleets.”
 

Telematics evidence used in fatal collision case

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Data collection from different sources is proving invaluable.  An example being a speeding driver, Farid Reza, who killed a 21-year-old woman in south west London, has been found guilty of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Serious Injury. Expert witness testimony using telematics data gave precise details of events and this vital evidence supported the police investigation.

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