The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is seeking government support for the sector’s work with the insurance industry. With many recent lone-agent terrorist attacks involving the use of rental vehicles as weapons, the combined effort aims to provide a fair and workable way of pooling risk.
In its Vehicles as weapons: a threat and policy assessment for the UK rental sector report, BVRLA has also recommended having an industry-led compulsory national accreditation scheme to require all vehicle rental businesses to meet minimum standards in terms of counter-terrorism security practices and procedures. Among the proposed measures is increasing the level of counter-terrorism awareness training and guidance available to staff.
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