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Horse and Hound Launched Urgent Appeal Ahead of Road Safety Debate

Horse and Hound requested on Friday that members lobbied their MP’s ahead of yesterday’s ‘crucial’ road safety debate.  “Following the recent Highway Code review announcement, the BHS is urgently appealing to the general public to write to their MPs to ensure the safety needs of equestrians are not forgotten,” a spokesman for the charity said. […]

Give the Police a Wave!

An excellent initiative is circling on social media – “Don’t make your children scared of the police”. When children are scared, lost or in danger the police need them to feel safe in their presence. Imagine a car crash, the police may be first on the scene – let them know it’s ok to do […]

Adverts banned for dangerous driving

Yesterday the BBC website reported that Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads had been banned for dangerous driving: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45957673. As the crack down continues in a bid to save lives on the road, it is welcome news. Whether the message was intentional or not, even at a subliminal level, it’s vital to convey that safe and legal […]

The Royal Family Can but Can You?

The photos are gorgeous but can you replicate? The answer is only if the road is closed off and made private for the occasion, in which case you really do need to be royalty! In all other situations normal rules apply – seatbelts and car seats – even short journeys carry risk and leave you […]

Drivers? We don’t employ any drivers

Drivers? We don’t employ any drivers When I approach businesses about driver training I am often told “we don’t have any drivers”. A business may not employ people specifically as drivers, but it is very rare that employees are never required to go out on the road on company business. What about the sales reps? […]

Why am I being asked to do a driver training session?

Why am I being asked to do a driver training session? Drivers sometimes challenge their employers’ requirement for them to undergo a driving assessment on the grounds that they have been driving for many years and are therefore experienced. However, many things have changed over the last 20-30 years, not only for drivers but also […]

Switching to Electric vehicles? Had you thought about driver training?

Switching to Electric vehicles? Had you thought about driver training?   When a business gets new photocopying and printing equipment it is likely that staff will be given training to use it. However, how many businesses think about training their drivers when they change their fleet from petrol or diesel-fuelled to Electric vehicles? EVs are […]

Your employee has just passed their driving test – what next?

Your employee has just passed their driving test – what next? As with any newly-learned skill it takes time to build up the experience of all the situations a new driver is likely to encounter on the roads. Not only that, but there will be some situations, such as motorway driving, that will not have […]

When does your driver start working for you?

When does your driver start working for you? The Health and Safety Executive defines a work-related journey as any work-related driving that is not simply travelling to and from the employee’s usual place of work. This includes visiting clients or suppliers or working from a different office. So strictly speaking if an employee is travelling […]

Driving Safely On Winter Roads

Driving Safely On Winter Roads More than half of all deaths in road traffic accidents in the UK happen on the country’s rural roads, so with winter on its way it is a good time for a new five-week national campaign launched at the start of November. In addition, most driving tests and learner training […]

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