A report analysing the threat of vehicle terrorism on the UK rental sector has been published by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).
The report, entitled ‘Vehicles as weapons: a threat and policy assessment for the UK rental sector’, has been produced in association with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.
Following acts of terrorism carried out with rental vehicles in 2017, the report makes a number of recommendations on how the sector hopes to work with law enforcement organisations and policymakers from across government.
The BVRLA is asking the government to take the following steps:
The BVRLA has also issued the following advice to the rental sector:
BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “Since 2017, the BVRLA and its members have continued to work closely and more frequently with counter-terrorism police and policymakers.
“We are committed to working with different parts of government and law enforcement to debate and develop strategies to help detect and mitigate the risk from terrorism.
“Through effective collaboration, we will develop more effective ways of sharing information, embrace new security technology and will share best practice with other countries and industry sectors.
“Our work is ongoing, and we hope that this report will provide some useful context and insight into the threat we are facing and the ways it can be dealt with.”