A new, safety sub-committee is to be formed by the Vehicle Remarketing Association to look at safety issues in the remarketing sector, with a special emphasis on auctions.
The move has been prompted by an increase in interest in the subject among VRA members, especially following recent deaths at auctions in the US.
Sam Watkins, deputy chair at the VRA, said, “We had a presentation from American auction safety consultants International Vehicle Services at our last monthly meeting and it prompted a lot of discussion.
“They reported on a recent incident in Boston where five people were killed after a driver lost control of a car and drove into dealers during a sale. This is just one of a number of fatal incidents seen there over the last few years.”