Facebook News Stories
Have you seen the RunYourFleet Facebook page? Here’s a quick rundown on some of the stories that we have featured this week.
- Volvo have fitted the world’s first pedestrian airbag (via Autoblog)
As safety experts point out, the idea that an impact by itself kills people is a slight misconception. The critical factor is the rate of deceleration…Anything that reduces the rate of deceleration, like an airbag or a deforming bonnet, increases the chances of survival.
- How many cars are driving around with broken brake lights? (via RunYourFleet Blog)
How do you look from behind? Not you personally of course, but your car. Recent studies have found that around 11% of drivers in the UK are driving around with a broken brake light.
It is a timely reminder to check if brake lights and headlights are all working fine. And the cost of checking? Well that’s free.
- Tax bills for drivers of low emission company cars are set to increase by up to 50% from April 6, 2012 (via is4profit)
Steve Whitmarsh, managing director of specialist SME fleet management services provider Run Your Fleet, said:
“The cost increases will apply to all company cars on the road that are available for private use, not just cars ordered or delivered from the start of the 2012-13 tax year on April 6.”
- Top Gear shared a photo story on the history of Aerodynamics (via Top Gear Magazine)
Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion prototype ensured a low-drag plan view by using a single rear wheel to steer and a mid-mounted Ford V8. Very unstable, though
We keep the Facebook page busy with news, stories and questions from the Automotive and Fleet Management industry. We can also answer any questions or have discussions that are too long for Twitter.
Hope to see you over on our Fleet Management Facebook page soon!