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Tougher Penalties For Faulty Tyres And Brakes!

March 11th, 2009

New Company Vehicle Law came into force in January 09

Not breaking news, but something we felt important enough to blog about to bring it to your attention again.

Individuals responsible for commercial vehicles are now subject to tougher penalties for illegal tyres and faulty brakes. The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force last month making it easier to enforce the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Penalties have been raised from a maximum of £5,000 to £20,000.

Increased emphasis on corporate responsibility stresses the need for commercial vehicle owners to carefully manage the safety checks of their vehicles. Particular attention should be paid to regularly checking tyre pressures and brakes.

aide automotive have two products that help manage these two health and safety issues;

Air Alert a proactive solution to warn when tyre pressures are low, as opposed to relying on checking tyres on a regular basis.

BrakeCheck a portable battery-powered device that can be used to test and report on vehicle brake efficiency. BrakeCheck is VOSA & MOT approved.

For more information on either product you can visit the links above, or visit our web site at www.aideautomotive.com

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