Every year large vehicles collide with overhead bridges, research by Network Rail has found that 56% of drivers do not consider low bridges when planning their journey. As a result, these collisions endanger lives and cause disastrous delays on the road and rail networks.
Data published by Network Rail between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021 shows that there were 1,624 bridge strikes reported across the network. Most of these incidents involved Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s), with between 40 and 50 a year related to buses.
Costly bridge strikes can be avoided by alerting overheight vehicles on their approach, our unique and innovative Parksafe Group LBDS is the ideal solution! Designed and manufactured in the UK, the LBDS requires ZERO driver input; the driver doesn’t need to need to know the height or width of the vehicle as this is all done at installation!
By detecting upcoming low bridges, our intelligent LBDS uses GPS vehicle location data and geo-fencing to warn the driver via LED-enhanced alerts and an audible warning system that automatically activates and can help to significantly prevent disastrous collisions at low bridges throughout the UK.
Our revolutionary LBDS can be used as a stand-alone product, integrated into the vehicles cigarette lighter – simply plug in, and drive. Or it can be linked to our live Parksafe On Demand online platform which provides instant, remote alerts and on demand access to your entire fleet of vehicles 24/7.
Here at Parksafe Group products are only released once we are confident they are fit for purpose. It would be easy to forget this with the lure of new technologies, but this is not the way our company works.
Parksafe Group understands that without quality, and reliable products we would not be the company we are today, which is why we go the extra mile to make sure safety is not compromised. Regardless of the product or technology, it must pass rigorous and comprehensive testing before we consider it suitable to be included in our product range.
Our new product launches ensure that Parksafe Group continue to bring new and innovative products to meet market demands.
Furthermore, in November 2022, we officially launched our ‘Passenger Vehicle Division’ headed by our National Business
Development Manager, Nick Junor-Fitzpatrick. Being no strangers to the Automotive and Commercial sector, we originally saw a
gap for our products in the Bus and Coach division. We know that this sector has a lot of transferable technology, with many of our steadfast products directly ported over to PCV’s and we are now focusing on serving this market even more!
VIEW our Passenger Vehicle Division catalogue HERE