June 12, 2020
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) finished runner up at this year’s national Counter Terror Awards after being one of three shortlisted for the Transport Security Award.
They were shortlisted for their work with the Department for Transport on the Rental Vehicle Security Scheme.
Heathrow Airport won the award for their use of bespoke anti-drone systems designed to block unmanned aerial vehicles from entering its airspace.
The voluntary Rental Vehicle Security Scheme was launched in December 2018 with the Department for Transport to help reduce the risk of vehicle terrorism after there were several instances of vehicles being used as weapons in 2017.
The ten point code of practice requires participating firms to meet a set of requirements including a commitment to lawfully share data and information with law enforcement.
The BVRLA has made compliance with the scheme mandatory for all of their members by including it in their code of conduct this January.
You can read the Rental Vehicle Security Scheme code of practice here.