Business Champion Case Studies

Our 'Business Champions' are employers who manage their work-related road risk well, have seen significant financial or business benefits as a direct result, and have agreed to share their story with you.

Want to improve your business?

Want to reduce vehicle damage, maintenance costs and fleet insurance?

Want to minimise the chance of reputational damage?

Want to improve driver behaviour and fuel efficiency?

It starts with better management of your drivers and vehicles. It’s not rocket science and we have developed a range of free tools to help you do it.

Meeting Minimum Standards

In a recent survey, company directors told us how many of them had completed basic driver and vehicle management activities. As you can see, a lot of directors are failing to meet minimum standards and are missing out on the big potential benefits that can come from better management of those who drive for work.

  • Completed risk assessment 34.6%

    34.6% Complete
  • Driving at Work Policy 42.5%

    42.5% Complete
  • Record Collisions & Costs 63.9%

    63.9% Complete
  • Commercial Vehicle Checks 53.2%

    53.2% Complete
  • Company Car Checks 57.9%

    57.9% Complete
  • Grey Fleet Car Checks 33.2%

    33.2% Complete

Who We Are

 

Driving for work is the most dangerous activity most employees ever undertake – it is more dangerous than deep-sea diving and coal mining! There are hundreds of thousands of injuries on the roads every year and literally millions of collisions that result in expensive damage to vehicles and property. Around a third of these are thought to involve drivers who were at work, and almost all are avoidable.

Driving for Better Business is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of work-related road safety in the business community and public sector by using advocates drawn from these communities to promote the business benefits of managing it effectively.

 

The Driving for Better Business campaign forms the core element of the Highways England business outreach programme, delivered in partnership with RoadSafe and collaborating with a broad range of partners including road safety groups, casualty reduction partnerships, business networks, trade associations, stakeholders, media partners and other relevant commercial organisations to take the business message to employers through a mix of awareness and engagement activities.

Highways England’s Traffic Officer Service has to deal with over 40,000 incidents every year. Common incidents include rear-end shunts in heavy traffic, tyre failures, even something as basic as running out of fuel – and happen all too frequently.

 

RoadSafe is a charitable partnership which brings together private sector with government and road safety professionals. Our mission is to reduce road deaths and injuries by supporting and encouraging partnerships between private sector businesses, traffic engineers, the police, public health authorities and road safety professionals to promote the safe design and use of vehicles and roads by sharing knowledge and encouraging innovation.

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