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The UK's leading national mobile valeting organisation, Autosheen, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Road Safety Campaign for local businesses within the catchment area of Bedfordshire. Local statistics sourced by the RoadVictims Trust (RVT) charity, based in Kempston, have revealed that roadcasualty figures remain disturbingly high - with an alarming 12 fatalitiesduring 2007 already. Latest figures highlight that each year over 3400 dieon roads in England and Wales in total and a person is seriously injuredevery 20 minutes. In Bedfordshire and Luton over 30 people are killed and250 seriously injured every year.

Autosheen is celebrating the official launch of its expansion into the localarea of Bedfordshire - covering Luton and Bedford. This regional expansionshould come as welcome news to local businesses and in particular FleetDrivers, Operation Managers and business co-ordinators that are charged withthe responsibility of business travel for their particular organisations.The Autosheen business service encompasses the following:

  • Full fleet management valeting solution
  • Generate a secondary income and create a revenue stream by providingvaleting on your behalf - to your client base
  • Cost control and quality management systems (QMS accredited)

Andy Truswell, Autosheen Bedfordshire commented:

'Autosheen is concerned by issues such as driving safety within businessoperations and has noted the rising number of road traffic collisions withinBedfordshire. In conjunction with launching our business valeting service inthe local area, we have decided to support local charity - the Road VictimsTrust - a unique service that deals with the aftermath of seriouscollisions. We aim to offer local businesses the opportunity to takeadvantage of our complimentary Driver Training Course. Benefits include -incidence frequency can be reduced by up to 30% over 3 years (1,2,3),enhanced driving skills, reduced road traffic collisions and insurancepremiums and also fuel costs can also be reduced by up to 5% and many more.(Source - Driving Services -

The Driver Training courses are available on a first come, first servedbasis to new business customers as a thank you for new custom but moreimportantly - this is also a joint affirmation of a desire to encouragebusinesses to drive with responsibility and safety for the local community.(Terms and conditions apply, courses are only available on a first comefirst served basis )2

Tony Parker, CEO of Road Victims Trust added: 'We are delighted thatAutosheen are working to support RVT within Bedfordshire and Luton area by encouraging safer driving with the local business community. We know only too well from our experience that there is a traumatic impact on many people caused by road deaths or serious injury. Sudden, violent death or serious injurycaused on the road affects whole families and communities and the pain ofbereavement is life-changing and substantial.'

Truswell continued: 'Businesses often have larger fleets of drivers andvehicles on the road so by offering new Autosheen business customers thechance to improve their driving skills - we are significantly increasing thedriving skills and general safety on the local roads of Bedfordshire. Inaddition to this, the Autosheen Bedfordshire & Luton area will be making a5% donation from the first month's takings, to support the Road VictimsTrust. '


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