Make Sure You Are Protected
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force on 6th April 2008. Since then much has been written about the potentially catastrophic financial penalties which may be imposed upon a business if it is found liable under this legislation which was designed to ensure that companies could not defeat cases involving fatalities as they had been doing previously.
Running buses and coaches, there is an inherent risk of road traffic accidents for a transport operator and, not surprisingly, the best time for an operator to act is long before you are involved in a fatal accident. Run enough vehicles and for many PSV businesses it may be a question of “when” rather than “if” one of their vehicles becomes involved in a serious accident (fatal or not).
Managing the immediate aftermath of a fatal road traffic accident, including obtaining urgent advice upon what needs to be done can make all the difference between successfully protecting the driver and operator from prosecution and the awful consequences of prosecution, potential conviction and call up to Public Inquiry by your Traffic Commissioner.
The sooner you obtain expert advice the better. Call us now on 01279 818280 to see how we can help protect your coach and bus business.