RoSPA was awarded the What Van? Safety Award on Wednesday (December 13) for its innovative Driver Development course, which aims to combine both the theory and practice of defensive driving techniques.
The course is designed to teach drivers and riders the principles of a systematic and innovative approach to hazards, which is then applied to town, country and motorway driving. It raises awareness of driver behaviour and encourages safe decision-making.
The bespoke one-day course enables managers to meet their specific business needs and those of their individual drivers.
The What Van? Awards are considered the most prized independent recognition of excellence in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) industry.
Keith Bell, quality manager for RoSPA Fleet Safety, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win the What Van? Safety Award, which demonstrates the quality of our Driver Development course.
“The course raises awareness of driver behaviour and encourages safe decision making. It allows managers to focus on road risk priorities such as stress, rear-end collisions, slow-speed manoeuvring, fatigue and speed, and is suitable for all drivers regardless of experience.
“It enables organisations to reduce the frequency and cost of accidents, lower down-time due to maintenance, repairs and injuries, conduct more reliable vehicle scheduling, save on fuel, tyres and spares, and enhance their reputation.”
Alongside the Driver Development course, RoSPA is continuously campaigning for safer roads, currently by working to alter the daylight savings system in a bid to utilise lighter evenings, which will increase safety for pedestrians.
For more information on RoSPA’s driver training, visit our website.