Legal Aspects Of Vehicle Tracking
Vehicle Tracking Devices - How Do They
What is GPS?
Satellites in space provide positioning information (GPS -
Global Positioning Systems) for various forms of technology; from
mobile phones to boats and planes and other vehicles. These
satellites provide real-time information that is assimilated into
vehicle tracking devices.
In order to provide information the satellites communicate with
earth based receievers, that in turn use the information to plot
the satellites position and subsequently pinpoint the relevant
position of GPS devices. It is accepted that positioning via
GPS will be accurate to around three to fifteen metres or ten to
What Are The Legalities Of Vehicle
Provided that you make your drivers
aware that a vehicle is being tracked then vehicle tracking
is legal in the UK. With a vehicle tracking device you can
monitor routes taken, the speed of the vehicle and private mileage
all of which means that you can save money by reducing time
wasting, save on fuel costs and improve safety through reduced
speeding etc. However some drivers may resent the fact that
they are being monitored.
You have to inform your drivers because tracking a vehicle without a driver's agreement
is illegal. You should discuss the implications of
installing tracking with your drivers and the benefits to them.
Drivers with bad driving habits will have to behave in future
and so vehicles that are tracked are likely to be safer and more
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