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Fleets should consider road risks connected with changing driver demographics

26 November 2019

Story from Fleet News.

Fleet operators face new safety challenges as there are an increasing number of both younger and older employees driving for work, according to Licence Bureau.

The company has highlighted a dual challenge faced as a growing number of young people enter the workforce with mobility expectations. At the other end of the spectrum the retirement age of employed drivers, continues to creep upwards which could cause fresh challenges, particularly around insurance policy restrictions.

“It’s a bit of a ‘perfect storm’ scenario, with challenges rising at opposite ends of the employee spectrum,” explained Steve Pinchen, sales director, Licence Bureau.

“Typically, road users' knowledge, experience and skills develop with experience over time. But they can also deteriorate based on age, and changes in cognitive and physical capability.”

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