Warning systems cut speeding
Automated warnings that dramatically reduced speeding by motorhome hirers in Australia is being extended to Tourism Holdings' entire fleet world wide.
THL chief executive Grant Webster said the two year trial in Australia had reduced speeding incidents by 70 per cent, and repair and maintenance costs had dropped by a quarter, earning the company a safety award from the Australian Fleet Management Association.
Automated messages warn drivers when they are over the speed limit, braking too hard, or coming up to low overpasses or bridges.
Webster said the system also transmitted messages warning drivers about fatigue when they had been driving too long without a break.
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