We had an unfortunate, and distressing incident which could have resulted in one of our vehicles being impounded. Our driver found himself in a very challenging scenario at 19:30 on a cold, rainy Friday evening. They followed internal procedures and rapid escalations were made through the business. We were able to download the camera footage remotely and send it directly to a senior manager who was enroute to the incident.
On arrival they were able to show the footage to the enforcement officers on site, which clearly demonstrated exactly what the driver had already described, exonerating them of any wrongdoing at the scene. And as a direct result of that, the authorities were satisfied that there was enough evidence and they did not impound our vehicle.
The daily cost implications this could have had on the business were negated by having the Cubo system available to us. There is also of course the harder to quantify impact of the unknown and had we not had the footage available to us in such a timely manner the stresses involved of not knowing what happened and being able to support and protect our driver.
The integration of the live tacho feeds was a powerful tool in this instance also. As it gave
a live representation of what the driver had done in his shift, which we would not have had access to if the vehicle had been impounded due to our inability to recover the tacho cards.
We also have the benefit that our investment makes us compliant with the new Direct Vision Standard legislation and demonstrates that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our drivers alongside other road users.