Risk perspectives - Fleet bosses face road safety rap

Under the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008, fleet operators and their directors and managers who do not take occupational road risk management seriously could find themselves in jail.

The Act extends the £20,000 maximum Magistrates' Court fine to a broader range of health and safety offences for which fleet managers and decision-makers could be prosecuted. They could also receive a sentence of up to two years in prison if convicted in a Crown Court.

The Act, which came into force on 16

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