Issue 6: March 2015

In This Issue

• Latest vehicle safety statistics and our safety solutions
• Change to Traffic Crash Policy
• Trailer Cover

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Why Focus on Safety

In our last newsletter, we outlined our four core values - safety, reliability, flexibility, and experience. In this edition, we focus on safety - our number one value - why it's important to us, how we are helping you stay safe, and some changes to what happens when something goes wrong. 

Latest Vehicle Safety Statistics

  • Work-Related Traumatic Injury FatalitiesDuring the 12 months ended January 2015 there were 1,166 road deaths. This is a 1.9 per cent reduction compared to the total for the 12-monthly period ended January 2014.*
  • In the last 11 years, two-thirds of work-related fatalities involved vehicles - one third died in vehicle collisions on public roads, and one third in vehicle incidents at work places.** 
  • 90% of road accidents are attributed to driver behaviour. ***
At Vista Hire, we offer the latest safety solutions as our contribution to reducing these vehicle road statistics. Some of our safety solutions include:
  • In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) - tracks driver behaviour and can report events like excess speed, harsh braking, and whether the driver is wearing a seatbelt. IVMS can also be set up to remind the driver to have a break after two hours of continuous driving. 
  • Roll Over Protection Structures (ROPS) - our vehicles can be fitted with internal or external ROPS which help protect the driver and passenger in the event of a rollover. And at least one of our clients can attest to the usefulness of ROPS coming out uninjured from a serious vehicle rollover. 
  • ANCAP 5 Safety Rating - more than 80% of our fleet now has an ANCAP 5 Star Safety Rating - to achieve this highest safety rating, vehicles have to perform well in a series of crash tests and have a number of safety features. 
  • Safety accessories - our vehicles can be supplied with various safety accessories to improve vehicle visibility (e.g. reflective stripes), make others alert to the vehicle (e.g. reversing beeper), or safety move a load (e.g. cargo nets). 

*Source Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
** Source: Safe Work Australia
*** Source: Bob Joop Goos, chairman of the International Organisation for Road Accident Prevention.

Traffic Crash PolicyChange to Queensland's Traffic Crash Policy

Since 1 January 2015, the Queensland Police have changed their Traffic Crash Policy which means you may not need to contact them in the event of a traffic crash. The purpose of the change is to reduce danger to road users and to minimise traffic congestion. We support all changes that aim to reduce danger, so we have amended our terms and conditions to reflect that you only need to contact the police as required by law (previously it was in all accident circumstances). 

We've published a summary of the changes on our website

Rear view towingPlanning to Tow: Think Trailer Cover

If you're planning on towing a trailer with your Vista Hire vehicle, you may like to consider taking our optional Trailer Cover.

For $10 per day, Trailer Cover covers you for any 3rd party damage caused by your trailer when it is being towed by one of our vehicles. 

Talk to us if you'd like more information. 

Do You Want Free Windscreen and Tyre Cover?

At Vista Hire, our business thrives on repeat business and referrals. We would really like you to write us an online review on Google Plus or Facebook, and in return, we'll give you up to one month's worth of free Windscreen and Tyre Cover on your next hire. (Windscreen and Tyre Cover is an optional extra that covers you for accidental damage to the windscreen or tyres.)

To leave a Google Plus review, you need to have a Google account. Click here and select 'Write a Review'
Google Plus review

To leave a Facebook review, click here and like us on Facebook and scroll down to leave a review. 
Facebook review

Free Windscreen and Tyre Cover offer is for one vehicle for up to one month for each review that is left on Google Plus or Facebook. 

Any Other Safety Solutions We Can Offer

We are always on the lookout for new products and services we can offer to make your life easier. If you have suggestions, give us a call on (07) 3240 8777 and ask to speak with Julieanne... or drop us a line

We wish you all a safe Easter...

                           Steve and the team at Vista Hire

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