Professional drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGV) will soon have access to a free online haulage driver safety course thanks to road safety charity Brake. The course is intended to improve the behaviour of anyone in charge of an HGV and hopes to reduce the number of casualties on the road due to accidents involving this type of vehicle. Managers and drivers of these vehicles will be taught six steps to safety on the road including avoiding alcohol or drugs, keeping mobile phones off and out of reach, keeping within speed limits and keeping secure with a seatbelt. Interactive learning materials and online webinars will be available for all professionals in this field and will help to support existing safety policies within businesses which use these vehicles. Drivers can attend the course from the comfort of the office or home and the first interactive course is free to take. Road safety is important for all drivers but these vehicles can cause very serious accidents if basic safety rules are not followed.
Safety for heavy goods vehicle drivers
Haulage driver safety is particularly important due to the size of the vehicle and the blind spots which drivers can encounter. Cyclists and pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users when it comes to large vehicles as they may enter a blind spot in the driver’s mirror causing an accident. If the driver is under the influence or has been speeding, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation where there is evidence the driver was negligent. If you have been walking on the road and suffered an accident or you have been cycling and have suffered an injury, Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a road traffic accident compensation claim.
Making a traffic accident compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you when making a claim for a road accident that was someone else’s fault. Should you have been the victim of a road accident and there is evidence that someone else is negligent, you may be able to win a substantial cash payout to help you cope financially with your injuries. Our helpline is free to call and is open 24 hours a day so you can call and start your claim at any time. We have a large team of expert solicitors who work to make your claim go as smoothly as possible and our no win, no fee* policy means that you don’t have to pay anything upfront.
Source: Safe Driving For Life
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown