The Importance of Adding Safety Features to your Leased Vehicle Fleet
by Jim Peplinski Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018
For companies operating a fleet of leased vehicles, the importance of leasing high-use cars and trucks with collision avoidance features is obvious. Any leasing company in Calgary, or anywhere else in Canada, providing businesses with leased vehicles can reiterate the importance of choosing vehicles designed with safety in mind. That’s because no matter how good of a manager or business owner you are, you can’t always control the actions of people driving vehicles branded with your company name.
A credible vehicle leasing company will have access to a wide variety of vehicle makes and models, that come with collision avoidance systems as standard features. For example, consider the combination collision avoidance system. This vehicle feature uses front-facing sensors in a pre-collision system that alerts drivers when their car or truck is getting too close to the vehicle in front of them. If a driver is distracted by things happening on the road, not paying attention or simply unable to respond to the dashboard warning in time, the available technology in the vehicle will be able to automatically apply the brakes and avoid a collision. This is a great feature for commercial vehicles and the drivers who operate them, as well as for sales and marketing teams who spend a lot of time going mobile to service clients.
Vehicle leasing companies are in the business of providing their clients with flexible leases and great vehicle options. It is incumbent on the businesses operating their vehicle fleet to ensure their employees are in the safest possible vehicles, not only to protect the workers but also to ensure company insurance rates remain low by maintaining great vehicle safety records. When searching for new leases on cars and trucks it is important to consider all safety features and not just collision avoidance technology. Standard safety features such as multiple front and side-door airbags, anti-lock braking systems, seatbelts that automatically retract to remove slack, head restraints and even tire-pressure monitoring systems are all excellent additions to any company vehicle being driven by individual or multiple employees.
In most cases, the driver who is at fault for an accident is liable for any damages caused during the collision. When the car accident is caused by someone who is driving as part of their job and operating a company car or truck, determining the liability can be more complicated. As a business owner, you want to protect yourself in whatever way you can and providing a fleet of vehicles that is well-maintained and full of safety features is a great way to help protect yourself. The role negligence plays in determining liability is definitely something to worry about; your first job is working with a fleet leasing company that can help secure safe vehicles with state-of-the-art collision avoidance technology. Learn more.