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Petrol In Diesel

April 28th, 2014 Comments off

Petrol In Diesel – Wrong Fuelling Costs Millions Per Year

Solo Diesel is a solution to protect your diesel vehicle from being Wrong Fuelled with petrol. Research has suggested that 150,000 plus drivers mis fuel per year in UK – 1 every 3.5 mins!

Mis fuelling is a common problem for lots of different organisations. Putting petrol in a diesel car has been a problem for the Suffolk Police Force, with over £10,000 worth of damage being caused as a consequence over the past 5 years.

“Unfortunately, even police officers and staff are prone to making mistakes such as this and it is down to human error,” said a Suffolk police spokeswoman.

Mis fuelling can cost the unfortunate victim anything in the region of £200 to over £3000, depending on how much damage is done to your vehicle. The worst case scenario is that the entire fuel system needs replacing.

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Automatic Truck & Trailer Braking System

April 24th, 2014 Comments off

Recently Glasgow City Council were fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.

Malcolm McCulloch, 71, a retired dock worker from Glasgow, was walking across Holm Street, Glasgow, when he was struck by the reversing lorry on 10 August 2012. He suffered severe chest and pelvic injuries and later died in hospital.

The incident was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a prosecution brought against the council for serious safety failings.

An inspection of the vehicle by HSE mechanical specialists found no defects, and its warning beacon and siren were working correctly. However, there was a blind spot, around 2.2 metres wide, that was not covered by the CCTV camera or wing mirrors. Accordingly neither the driver nor the labourer would have seen Mr McCulloch stepping into the path of the reversing lorry. A reversing assistant should have been used to guide the driver while reversing and to prevent pedestrians such as Mr McCulloch from being able to cross the road as the lorry reversed.

aide automotive offer a Radar Sensor System. BackStop, The Automatic Truck & Trailer Braking System automatically applies the brakes when an object such as a person is in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle. This is achieved by measuring the phase shift, BackStop Radar can accurately map and detect people or objects behind the vehicle. BackStop “Automatic Truck & Trailer Braking System” takes away the chance of human error as in the above incident.

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Commercial truck Fuel Theft

April 23rd, 2014 Comments off

IRU’s Guidance to Prevent Transport Fuel Theft

To address the rising issue of fuel theft in commercial transport, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has unanimously adopted new guidelines for road transport operators based on monitoring, prevention and reporting, and recommended their immediate implementation.fuel-pump
The guidelines highlight the importance of having a fuel inventory, as well as comparing vehicle usage records to the amount of fuel used. Moreover, active monitoring enables transport operators to rapidly identify when a theft has occurred.
In order to prevent fuel theft, the guidelines recommend:
Regular use of secure parking – As many thefts happen in unsecured parking areas, “defensive parking” is strongly advised, which includes locating and using secure parking areas, available through the IRU’sTRANSPark app.
Use of fuel theft devices – Aftermarket products can make vehicle fuel tanks less vulnerable, including locking fuel caps, anti-siphon devices and a device linked to the vehicle alarm that monitors the fuel tank and sounds if there is a sudden drop in the fuel level without the engine running.
Installation of security lighting – Road transport companies are advised to install effective security lighting on company premises to make certain areas safer, as well as parking vehicles in a way that allows clear visibility of fuel tanks at night, for passers-by, neighbours and the police.
Post appropriate security signage – Displaying visible signs that indicate the use of video surveillance or any other form of security, is one of the most effective forms of security according to scientific studies.
Finally, the guidelines highlight the importance of reporting fuel theft to the police and insurance companies. This serves the dual function of identifying national hotspots, which can lead to an increase in prosecution, and also increases awareness in areas if reports are sent to the local press.
Commenting on the new guidelines, IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, said, “Adopting them was the easy part. The real work is now ahead of us, which means helping raise awareness in the industry, so that road transport operators everywhere can effectively take action and put a stop to fuel theft.
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TP Anti-Syph, Fuel Theft Device

Crash Camera

April 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Crash Camera

aide automotive are now an official distributor of the Smart Witness Camera product range.

In a recent press release the effectiveness of a camera is explained below.

When two cars collided in a city centre resulting in a £5,000 insurance claim being easily settled.

A silver Skoda Fabia drives straight into a Volkswagen Tiguan – shunting it 90 degrees to the side at a junction in Glasgow.

Police arrived at the accident scene and when told about the SmartWitness in-car camera requested that a copy of the video recording be produced as evidence.

When they saw the vehicle CCTV they used it as evidence to prove the Skoda driver was at-fault.

The Skoda driver, a Russian national who was fully insured, was subsequently prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

John Brown, a former IT business analyst, was thankful he had invested in the On Board Camera – and had irrefutable proof of who was to blame.

He said: “Obviously I knew that I had done nothing wrong but it was good to view the footage later and see that I had been driving responsibly, within the speed limit and could be seen clearly going through a green light.”

“The other driver hit me at between 20mph and 25mph miles an hour. It was a quite a big impact because my VW was shunted around by 90-degrees.”

The damage to John’s car was extensive and cost an estimated £5,000 to repair.

The wheel arch, sill and a rear door were badly damaged and one of the tyres needed to be replaced.

There was further damage to the rear suspension and tracking, taking the car was off the road for four weeks.

He said: “I was driving up Hope Street in central Glasgow, one of the main routes through the city centre. I went through a green light where Hope Street meets Cowcaddens Road (a T-junction) when the Skoda came from nowhere and crashed straight into me.

“Thankfully the other driver was co-operative and admitted at the scene that he had been at fault.

“A taxi driver following the Skoda saw what had happened and agreed to be a witness.

“Nevertheless, the police were called and when I told them I had a Incident Camera they immediately requested a copy of the footage so that it could be added as evidence to the charges they would be bringing against the other driver.

“A few days later, when they reviewed the footage they said it was clearly proof of careless driving.”

Brown said that he was relieved he had invested in the SmartWitness camera.

He said: “The footage caught on the camera was excellent. The images were clear and showed exactly who was to blame.”

“It gives you real peace of mind as a motorist to know it is there and if there is an accident you will have clear proof of exactly what happened.”

“Ironically, accident cameras are very popular in Russia where the other driver was from. I can see them becoming increasingly popular here, too, after my experience.”

Crash cameras have been used by hauliers and fleet managers to cut insurance premiums and guard against bogus insurance claims.

Tristar Worldwide, a chauffeuring company based in Middlesex, saved £60,000 a year on its insurance after fitting SmartWitness cameras in its 460-strong fleet.

Matthew Burke commented “admitting liability isn’t usually a common aspect at a road collision, but that doesn’t matter when you have a camera.”

“Motorists will often try to blame the other driver even when they are at fault, and if there are no witness to the accident you never end up with a satisfactory solution.

“It’s why more motorists are investing in vehicle cameras – it removes all the worry and doubt in the event of an accident.

“Insurance is so expensive and even minor claims can add thousands to motorists’ premiums.”


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