Did you know that 4 out of 10 fleet drivers receive penalty points whilst driving at work?
It has been publicised recently that two fifths of business drivers are issues with penalty points when on the roads during working hours. According to Masternaut, a huge 62% of those issues with points were due to speeding offences whilst at work. Other offences include lack of consideration for others, lack of attention whilst driving and dangerous driving.
What affect does this have on my business?
If you own a driving fleet within your company, you need to be aware of the impact that driver penalty points can have on your business. With only 7 out of 10 drivers claiming that they are confident that they know the laws of the road, it’s time to question what percentage your of drivers are competent drivers who know the rules and regulations in place.
UK accident data from June 2015 by the Department of Transport showed an increase of 10% in casualties involving HGVs, LCVs and vans since 1997. These statistics provide clear evidence that there is room for improvement in regards to fleet driver safety and efficiency.
                                                                                                                How can I improve?
When business drivers were asked by Masternaut about their driving efficiency, over half of respondents claimed that driving training would help them be safer drivers and more confident on the roads. With a huge 70% of drivers claiming that they had not been offered essential driver training by their superiors.
It is important that, as a business owner, you meet high standards when taking into consideration your duty of care. Not only for staff members, but for other road users who could be affected by an accident at work. Ensure that your team members are fully trained and possess all the right skills to be the safest and most efficient drivers they can be.
Want more information?
For more information about fleet driver training, and for any questions about what Arrow Driving Academy Hull can offer, please feel free to browse our website www.arrowfleetdriving.co.uk or call us for free on 0800 808 5148.

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