Public fleet risks 'must be cut'

A leading insurer has urged public-sector transport managers to get streetwise this winter and cut the rising cost of road accidents involving fleet vehicles.

Zurich Municipal said public-sector firms must bring in a raft of risk management measures to reduce the number of crashes and deaths in which they are involved. In guidelines sent to its policyholders, the insurer has urged them to review vehicle selection practices, re-appraise driver scheduling and educate drivers on the causes of fa