Adequate training should be offered by fleet managers to at-work drivers in order to encourage a culture of road safety according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists Drive and Survive Initiative has published figures which suggest that seven out of ten at-work drivers have never been offered any road safety training for the use of their fleet vehicles. The IAM state that government safety initiatives have not made much impact on the rate of accidents on the road and more training needs to be offered to working drivers in order to improve safety records. A third of accidents involve an at-work driver but 72% of working drivers state that they have not been given guidance on road safety by their employers. However, 42% of those drivers would welcome training in order to improve safety on the roads.
A fleet can improve its safety record, reduce the costs of repairs to vehicles involved in accidents and reduce the cost of insurance if they trained their working drivers on how to avoid accidents. Some 3% of working drivers have been offered training but turned it down whereas 29% said they would benefit from a training course in the Highway Code to refresh their memory.
Avoiding road accidents
At-work drivers should be provided with safety education to ensure that they reduce the risk of an accident from occurring on the road. Education can go a long way to preventing accidents and serious injuries on the road and can help avoid fatalities among vulnerable road users. Providing a support network to drivers at work can help to promote a healthy culture of road safety vigilance. However, not everyone takes care on the roads as they should and accidents do have the potential to occur. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident because someone else was not careful on the road, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
How to start your claim
You can call Accident Advice Helpline to begin your compensation claim straight away on 0800 689 0500 or you can take our online 30-second test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Provided the accident occurred within the last three years, you suffered an injury or distress and someone else was at fault for the accident, we can assist you in making your claim to the party at fault. We offer no-obligation advice upfront and we operate under a no win, no fee policy so you won’t have to pay anything upfront to pursue your case.
Source: Fleet News