Neil Atherton, Sales and Marketing Director at Autoglass has offered his commentary on the New Thatchams Code of Practice which we covered yesterday (28/07/2016)
Neil highlights the importance of accurate fitting to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers alike, and also calls for better education on how the safety systems work.
“It’s very clear that calibrating ADAS after a windscreen replacement is vital. ADAS systems can save lives, but may not work correctly unless maintained as intended. That’s why it’s so important that the industry has come together in the creation of this new Code of Practice and why Autoglass® has been pivotal in its creation.
“The guidance is unequivocally clear and we hope it will further galvanise the after-market, fleet and insurance industries behind the new raft of safety technologies and their correct maintenance.
“As the global leaders in ADAS calibration we’re proud to have been adhering to the recommended protocol since we led the way for the industry launching our first ADAS calibration services in the UK back in October.
“However, there’s still much to do to educate consumers about how these safety systems work and should be used if their maximum lifesaving potential is to be realised. The industry must continue to rally together – today’s announcement is a step in the right direction.”