Managing vehicles means complying with a growing host of legislation, but most of it exists for the best of reasons. Compliance with legal requirements should be seen as the absolute minimum to protect the organisation, its personnel and the public. Whenever a vehicle takes to the road, there are very real risks.
Any incident during a business journey, if it results in damage, injury or death, could render the employer liable to prosecution. Unlike most court cases, where a prosecutor has to show beyond reasonable doubt that a defendant has committed an act, the onus could be on the organisation to prove that it has not been negligent.
Posted on 15th April 2016
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