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Eurovia are ‘Best of the Best’

Company awarded first prize in Company Driver Safety category at Fleet Safety Forum Best of Best awards

HIGHWAY and infrastructure service providers Eurovia recently won first prize in the Company Driver Safety category in the ‘Fleet Safety Forum Best of Best Awards for Excellence 2012’ for implementing initiatives to promote safe driving among their staff members.

The company was also highly commended in the category Fleet Safety Innovation, which is awarded to the fleet service operator that has developed a pioneering approach to fleet safety with the greatest success.

‘Road safety is incredibly important to Eurovia,’ said the company’s health, safety and environment director, David Campbell. ‘We are constantly working to ensure the highest possible safety for our employees across the business and it is such a great achievement to be rewarded for our efforts.

‘We are delighted to have won first prize for Company Driver Safety and to have been highly commended for Fleet Safety Innovation. The awards demonstrate our continued dedication and commitment to the well-being of our employees and those on the road alike.’

Meanwhile, Minister for the Cabinet Office and local MP Francis Maude recently visited the company’s headquarters in West Sussex, to learn about the use of proximity sensors and video cameras that aim to improve blind-spots on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) operating out of the company’s asphalt production plants serving London and the South East.

‘Cycle safety has been a significant part of the news agenda for some time, and running a large fleet of HGVs means that we have a responsibility to protect all vulnerable road users,’ said Pat Riley, director of Eurovia Roadstone.

‘Last year we trialled a system of sensors on our vehicles that, when activated, relay a live video feed to the driver if a cyclist, pedestrian or motorbike is detected. The system has been well received by our drivers so we have invested in the roll-out of the system to our entire fleet. It is a further aid to protecting drivers, cyclists and other road users.’

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