Are Graduated Licences Closer than we think? Following an intervention by the Prime Minister in response to a parliamentary question, the topic of a Graduated Driving Licence system (GDL) is back under discussion. It would seem that Parliament is likely to keep a close eye on the introduction and implementation of GDL in Northern Ireland. […]
DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY THE OFFICIAL HIGHWAY CODE Breakdowns The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about breakdowns. Rule 274 If your vehicle breaks down, think first of all other road users and: get your vehicle off the road if possible warn other traffic by […]
Well done, must be be great to drive to work now.
Advertisement feature from AA DriveTech: Any colour you like but it’s still grey Failing to manage the safety of those employees who drive their own vehicles for work purposes – the so-called ‘grey fleet’ – could be an accident waiting to happen. It’s perhaps understandable to imagine that employees who occasionally drive their own […]
What happens in the United States usually reaches the UK, and with companies being sued for the “distracted driving” of their employees, it won’t be long before blanket bans for the use of mobile phones will be a feature of many UK driving policies. That is the warning from Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and […]
Campaigners are calling for a change in the law after research suggested more than half (54%) of fleet managers fear some employees may be driving when their eyesight is not good enough to do so. The only legal eyesight requirement for driving in the UK is that driving test candidates must be able to read […]
Passed Driving Test with Simon this week, well done.
It only takes seconds of sleep behind the wheel to cause a fatal crash, but research released by Brake and Cambridge Weight Plan reveals one in eight drivers has ‘head-nodded’ at the wheel in the past year. Head-nodding occurs when someone nods off to between two and 30 seconds, often without realising that they have […]
INTRODUCTION It has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time. This may account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week. Some employers believe, incorrectly, that provided they comply with certain road traffic law requirements, eg company vehicles have […]
Working through this section will help you evaluate whether you are managing work-related road safety effectively. These considerations are not exhaustive and you may be able to think of others. The driver Competency Are you satisfied that your drivers are competent and capable of doing their work in a way that is safe for them […]