Two-thirds of private cars found to be unsafe

Two-thirds of private vehicles driven on employer business are not safe, according to the Vehicle monitor survey conducted by fleet management firm Total Motion. Some 5,734 company and privately-owned vehicles used for business were inspected last year and nine-out-of-ten (91%) of the drivers admitted to failing to make basic vehicle safety checks. Almost all respondents (98%) said their employers did not verify whether they had carried out tests. The survey also revealed 60% of private vehicles were not properly maintained and a third were not properly insured.