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Cut insurance premiums by fitting safety technology

Commercial fleets fitting road safety products from Dawes Highway Safety could see their premiums cut.

Dawes Highway Safety managing director James Dawes
Dawes Highway Safety managing director James Dawes

Independent insurance broker Finch Group says it’s working closely with commercial vehicle fleets fitting the PeoplePanels and DawesGuard products to help influence their premiums.

The PeoplePanels and DawesGuard can be fitted to a wide range of commercial vehicles ranging from 3.5-tonne units to four-wheel tippers and articulated lorries with trailers, and can prevent vulnerable road users from being crushed under the wheels of commercial vehicles while also cutting fuel costs for fleets.

Stewart Pease, automotive manager, Finch Group, said: “Risk management is a hot topic with insurers, therefore the PeoplePanels and DawesGuard will be viewed as a pro-active step in reducing the potential risk of injury or death caused to vulnerable road users.”

The technology, which is accredited by both the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS), has already been adopted by fleets including BP McKeefry, Co-op, Keltbray, Mick George, Tarmac and Travis Perkins.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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