A new guidance report on driver training and education has been published by road safety charity Brake for employers with staff who drive for work.
It’s been put together with the help of DriversDomainUK.com and is designed to help educate staff in safe driving behaviour, which Brake says can help improve a company’s reputation, reduce costs and benefit the business – as well as reducing the risk of road traffic accidents.
According to Brake, with driver error a contributory factory in 72% of crashes in the UK, and at least a third of serious crashes on UK roads involving at-work drivers, encouraging and enabling safer driver behaviour is essential to road safety and safe business operations.
Its new report, entitled ‘Effective driver training and education in companies’, features practical advice and guidance alongside best practice company case studies.
It also includes guidance on the following:
When training and education can and should be delivered, including after risk assessments
How to develop the attitudes and behaviours to have a positive impact on road safety
Practical guidance on using training and a range of educational interventions
Advice on key road safety education topics: targeting young drivers, drink and drugs, speed, and distracted driving