Speeding drivers should get 'ASDO'

Anti Speed Driving Order backed by leading telematics company

Drivers who repeatedly break the law by speeding should have their vehicles tagged to constantly monitor their behaviour behind the wheel.

Thats according to Trimble, the Mobile Resource Management experts, who are calling on the government to launch an Anti Speed Driving Order, or ASDO, which could help save hundreds of lives every year.

With 1,200 road deaths every year relating to speeding, its time to take action, says Andrew Yeoman, MD of Trimble.

Trimble has recently launched a GPS tracking box, dubbed the Driver DNA, which can tell when a driver breaks the speed limit.

Currently first time offenders are given the option of a fine and taking an educational course, instead of gaining three points on their driving licence.

But Trimble says a more effective way to tackle bad behaviour would be to install the Driver DNA in vehicles. The box could then automatically record speeders' behaviour to ensure they dont reoffend.

While educating people is an important initiative, safety on our roads needs to be improved and enforcement is crucial, says Yeoman.

Having the box fitted to cars following a speeding conviction will ensure people stay below the limit and help them get into a routine of driving more responsibly.

Trimble already provides the Driver DNA box to more than 30,000 commercial vehicles.

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