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How leasing firm reduced crash costs per driver
Fleet managers could benefit from taking a leaf out of ING Car Lease's book after the firm reduced its crash costs per driver by more than 60 per cent in four years.
It used a wide-reaching risk management strategy called Risk Assist and enrolled itself into the RoadSafe Driving for Better Business - moves that helped it become a 'business champion'.
As one of the UK's top ten leasing and fleet management businesses, a reduction in accidents across its driver base has significantly helped to improve safety on the country's roads.
ING Car Lease took the decision to focus on its safety rating after recording a 71 per cent incident rate in 2006.
By 2010, it had managed to reduce this to 23 per cent, with crash costs per driver dropping from £483 to £183 over the four years.
"Work-related road safety is critical to any fleet operator working in today's environment," managing director Ian Tilbrook said.
"ING Car Lease wants to demonstrate its commitment by practising what we preach and making sure our own fleet is managed in the safest way possible."
In other news, the Institute of Advanced Motorists recently claimed that taking a different approach to driving could save up to ten per cent on fuel costs.