We all know how easy it is to pick up 'bad habits' especially when you're on the road all the time. We at happydriving will assess each individual driver, indentify where they may be room for improvement and design a bespoke training programme to address any issues. Including vehicle saf
ety, hazard awareness, eco and defensive driving.
There are significant benefits to incorporating fleet driver training into your yearly training budget through assessment and training of drivers, least of which is savings on your insurance premium as there are numerous fleet insurance companies which recognise the value and importance of fleet training. Premium reductions can be reduced by up to 25% in the first year rising to 40% after 3 years.
Other benefits include
Company car and van drivers are involved in about one in every four serious road collisions, and every week around 200 road deaths and serious injuries involve fleet drivers. The cost to businesses runs into millions – fleet repairs, insurance, time off work for drivers and missed deadlines to name a few. It is estimated that one in three of the 3 million company cars on the roads will be involved in a collision every year. The Health & Safety at Work Act, Corporate Manslaughter legislation and case law all mean that employers must consider what risks their employees are involved with – even when they are driving.
Any organisation, in the public or private sector, that expects any employee to drive on business, now has a number of critical legal obligations to fulfil. And the law doesn’t distinguish between company car drivers or those using their own vehicle, a rented car or even a pool car the employers’ obligations remain the same.
Victims of road accidents involving business drivers are increasingly looking to employers for proof of the vehicle’s suitability and roadworthiness together with details of what driver training has been provided. Recent legislation has also introduced the possibility some draconian penalties for the worst offenders.