Brake encourages fleet managers to prioritise driver safety

3rd May 2013

Road safety not-for-profit organisation Brake is encouraging Scottish companies to address the issue of driver safety. To help safeguard Scotland’s motorists, the charity is holding a Fleet Safety Forum on May 22nd to teach defensive driving techniques and basic rules of the road.

The forum will focus on commercial drivers and motorists in the Edinburgh area, although the problem extends throughout the entirety of Great Britain. Ten people are killed and 100 more are injured every week in commercial car crashes.

Fleet managers, who bear the brunt of the responsibility for at-work drivers, are encouraged to attend the road safety course in Edinburgh. There, they will learn practical tips to pass on to employees. Advice will focus on drivers’ speed, sobriety, use of belt buckles, and alertness on the road. In addition, tips will be provided on how to minimise distractions, like smartphones, while driving. Brake’s course will cost £75 plus VAT per attendee.

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