All-seeing RCVs for Kirklees28 July 2020

The fleet’s new Mercedes Econic 32T 8x4 rear steer, with a Faun Rota- press body and Zoeller split lift

Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire, is equipping its new waste and recycling fleet with the latest vehicle safety technology.

The 21 new vehicles are being fitted with camera recording systems, reverse radar and the Cyclear cyclist warning system from UK vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems (ISS).

Darren Fletcher, fleet manager, transport services, Kirklees Council, said: “Our fleet has an excellent safety record and we want to keep it that way. Our existing collection vehicles are already well-equipped with a full range of ISS safety equipment.

“The technology that we install on to our vehicles plays a vital role in keeping the general public and our staff safe. We use the recorded camera footage to ensure our vehicle operations are compliant, as well as for monitoring purposes to ensure health and safety best practice is being followed. The cameras also provide invaluable evidence in the event of insurance claims, service complaints or accidents. Reverse radars help to prevent reversing accidents and Cyclear works with drivers and cyclists to avert potential collisions.”

Author
William Dalrymple

Related Companies
Innovative Safety Systems International Ltd
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd

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