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    Brake imbalance has been with us for many a year, but it has been hiding it’s light under a bushel, now it has come out of the closet it is causing mayhem, PSV failures is maybe the most recognisable trait, but it has a starring role in much more, accidents involving HGVs where the driver…

    We have all the mod cons to assist us doing daily vehicle walk around checks, fobs, buttons, smartphones etc but there is only one way to do it right, hit the switches and get out and get up close and personal with your vehicle.

    Its so easy to bluff doing a daily vehicle walk around check, its not so easy explaining it when things go wrong, but sure it will never happen to me, but it happens to someone, doing the job properly makes perfect sense, it protects you. it protects other road users. it’s unfortunate that so many…

    If daily walk around checks are not carried out properly, lives will continue to be put at risk, a fob or button does not tell the whole story, so its time we caught ourselves on and do the job the way its meant to be done, its all very well to put fancy lights and…

    Carrying out a proper daily walk around check is described as Vital, Essential and Critical, the Extra foot assists a driver to do the job exactly the way it is meant to be done, it simply does what it says on the tin, many safety conscious companies use the Extra foot, many look to electronic…

    Simple question, would you shave with a cut-throat razor in front of a dirty mirror, would you be afraid of lopping off something that you should’nt, would your face be peppered with toilet roll to stem the cuts if you were foolish enough to try, then why would anyone drive one of the most lethal…

    Daily vehicle walk around checks are a potent weapon in road safety, but only if carried out properly, heard one of the best stories yet, drivers of some new buses press a button on their dash, wait ten minutes then drive off, I must be missing the point somewhere.

    Drivers of modern lorries are being misled by checking their lights using a fob or button in their cab, the proper way is to check lights and indicators using the relevant switches as carried out in PSV centres, brake lights should be checked by depressing foot brake, brake lights on, releasing foot brake, brake lights…

    The Extra foot was a finalist in the 2013 Motor Transport Awards and received great reviews from the judging panel, Daily Walk Around checks if done properly are a potent weapon in improving vehicle safety and this can have a huge impact in reducing accidents on our roads and reducing vehicle downtime. See below for…

    Vehicle Walk Around Checks

    About The Extra Foot The Extra Foot was designed to assist the Transport Industry comply with their “O” licence undertakings of carrying out daily vehicle walk around checks, which are described as vital, essential and critical. It provides companies with the Best Available Technique to properly check their vehicles brake lights and to check for…

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