Kirklees Vehicle Safety Tech
Kirklees Council Invests in Vehicle Safety Technology
12:50 28 July 2020
Kirklees Council's new waste and recycling fleet will soon be equipped with the latest vehicle safety technology. The council has teamed up with Safety Systems Ltd (ISS), a UK vehicle safety technology company, to equip its 21 new vehicles with reverse radar, camera recording and Cyclear cyclist warning system.
Darren Fletcher, Fleet Manager, Transport Services, Kirkless Council, said: Our fleet has an excellent safety record and we want to keep it that way. Our existing collection vehicles are already well equipped with a full range of ISS safety equipment.
"The technology that we install onto our vehicles plays a vital role in keeping the general public and our staff safe. We use the recorded camera footage to ensure our vehicle operations are compliant, as well as for monitoring purposes to ensure health and safety best practice is being followed. The cameras also provide invaluable evidence in the event of insurance claims, service complaints or accidents. Reverse radar help to prevent reversing accidents and Cyclear works with drivers and cyclists to avert potential collisions.
Mike Crowther, Sales Manager, ISS, added: "Kirklees Council's commitment to fleet safety is commendable and reflected in its excellent safety record. We are delighted to work with such a progressive organisation.