Doncaster, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/23/2015 -- According to recent figures released by the Drive and Survive Division of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, 86% of fleets (business cars, hire cars, company cars etc.) have experienced an accident in the last 12 months.
The report noted that many business owners do not have "sufficient measures in place to reduce the risk of incidents happening, or more worringly, happening again to the same drivers."
Of those that were surveyed, more than 70% of employees who drove for business reasons had been given no training at all in handling their vehicle and over 50% involved in an accident had been offered no post-incident training in an effort to reduce further risks.
The Accident Team has been quick to comment on the issue:"Whether you have had a traffic accident in a company vehicle or your own, it is essential that you get the legal advice you are entitled to as soon as possible.
"Busy roads during the working week are inevitable, but this does not mean that you have to accept an accident is inevitable.
"The statistics released by The Institute of Advanced Motorists highlight a very high incident rate for accidents involving fleet vehicles, many we anticipate go unclaimed for.
"This should not be the case. If you have been injured in an accident – whether the fault lies another motorist or with an employer for issuing you with a vehicle you are not properly equipped to drive – you should seek expert advice about your case."
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