A locally-based technology safety company is to co-sponsor the UK-wide Road Safety Week this November.
VisionTrack, whose UK headquarters is in Chapman Way at High Brooms in Tunbridge Wells, provides vehicle cameras, software and equipment to remotely monitor vehicle safety and driving, and is a long-term supporter of Brake, the road safety charity organising the event.
The company records an average of four million miles of driving a day, and 35 billion data points a month
“This gives the company unique insight into vehicle journeys, traffic levels and driver behaviour, supporting its vision to create a world where all road users are kept safe from harm,” said a spokesman.
Although Road Safety Week involves schools, organisations and communities across the UK, VisionTrack said it also planned to use its own connections to spread best practice.
‘Our aim is to use the event to raise awareness of road safety within our workforce, customers, partners, and the communities we operate in’
CEO Simon Marsh said: “Our aim is to use the event to raise awareness of road safety within our workforce, customers, partners, and the communities we operate in, so we can help reduce unnecessary deaths and injuries.
“Over the coming weeks we will be engaging with these important stakeholders to get them involved, as well as organising our own fundraising initiatives.”
Road Safety Week takes place across the UK from November 14-20, with the theme ‘Safe roads for all’ covering issues including speed, vehicle safety and the design of roads.
This year’s event will also raise awareness of government proposals last December to change the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders.
Brake CEO Mary Williams said: “The company is already a long-time supporter of our Fleet Champions Awards, and we’re thrilled they are joining our other key partners, DHL and Arval, to raise awareness of road safety and ensure Road Safety Week continues to be a huge success.”
Details of the event are can be found on the following website, where you can also sign up to get involved: Brake.org.uk/road-safety-week