Brett Concrete has embarked on a programme of fitting all new truck mixers and retro fitting some older vehicles with cameras to eliminate nearside blind spots. Each vehicle is fitted with two cameras at the rear and side of the vehicle cab. They produce an image of the area along the nearside of the vehicle which are displayed on a 7 inch monitor in the vehicle cab. Recorders are also being trialled which can store the images for up to three weeks.
Bespoke, audible, left turn warnings have also been fitted to vehicles with the message ‘Brett vehicle is turning left’
• Reduced risk of an RTA involving cyclists or pedestrians on near side
• Raised awareness of cyclists with both Brett company and owner drivers.