Road safety campaigners Brake have identified the 6 main principles of safe driving as part of their ‘Pledge’ campaign.
Sponsored by transport infrastructure experts Colas Ltd, the charity provides specialist training for fleet managers, driver trainers and community campaigners who go on to deliver driver-focused workshops.
Prominent charity and road safety campaigners Brake are delivering specialised training to fleet managers, driver trainers and community campaigners on the 6 main principles of safe driving. The ‘Pledge’ campaign is being sponsored by Colas Ltd, transport infrastructure specialists, and the targeted training enables participants to deliver discussion-based workshops with drivers in their own workplace or local community.
Brake explains on their website that they exist ‘because every 30 seconds someone, somewhere, is killed in a road crash.’ The charity’s aims include cutting down the number of road traffic accidents in the UK, providing a source of support for the victims of accidents, and reducing the pollution caused by car fumes.
Statistics which highlight the importance of this campaign have been released by the RAC. They state that ‘UK motorists who drive for a living are involved in crashes which result in 10 fatalities and 100 injuries each week.’
So what are the 6 main principles of safe driving?
The 6 main principles of safe driving as identified by Brake are:
The idea of the campaign is that business managers and community campaigners receive training on the 6 principles, and are also shown how to lead a discussion-based workshop with their driver workforce, or in the case of community campaigners, members of the driving public in general.
It is hoped that the frightening statistics above will be quickly reduced as people who drive for work, take on board the points made and understand why they should drive responsibly.
A company who knows all about the importance of safe driving is car accidents claim law firm: Accident Advice Helpline. A spokesperson for the car crash compensation advice company said,
“This is an innovative way to get the road safety message across to large groups of people at the same time. Driving for work can be very stressful, but being aware of these 6 principles and pledging to heed the advice given in the workshops, should go some way to reducing the frightening numbers of road accidents.”
Car Accidents Claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a car accidents claim law firm who deal not only with road traffic accidents, but also with other types of no-fault accident involving a third party.
Their injury compensation calculator can be found on their website, and the 24 hour helpline number is: 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown