Accelerating the supply of safer vehicles through government fleet
Submission Date: 2019
Vehicle safety technology has seen a dramatic development in the past decade with the focus being shifted from passive safety features aimed at protecting the occupant in a crash to active safety features intended at avoiding collisions altogether. To realise the full road safety benefits of these features, their uptake must be accelerated and one of the methods to achieve it may be through Government fleet policy. This study investigates strategies for the development of a vehicle purchasing policy for Government fleet ensures the purchase of the safest vehicles whilst balancing their needs of model availability and cost.